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Discover the Home...... Discover the Hero!

Welcome to the home of the Bishop Family and the boyhood home of Billy Bishop
Visit this beautiful Victorian home and Museum in the heart of Owen Sound, Ontario.  Billy Bishop Home was built in 1884 and showcases the Bishop family history.  It is also the boyhood home of William Avery “Billy” Bishop, the charismatic hero of the Great War.  An adventurous, mischievous, and restless spirit, Billy was driven to be the best in all he did.  Take a step back in time to explore the lives of the Bishop Family, and discover the story of one of our Canadian Icons. The museum also serves to remember the contributions of the many service men and women from our community, and throughout the region, to always remember our Veteran’s and those currently serving.


Individual Adult: $5 per person
Children and Youth: Admitted free with an adult admission

Guided Group Tours: $5 per adult, $3 per child (minimum group tour is 15 people)
School Tours: Free (*1 adult supervisor for every 6 children required - Adults are to stay with the group throughout the tour)

Labour Day Weekend to December 24th 
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Closed on Holidays.
Closed December 25th to January 3rd.

January 3rd to April 1st
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm to 4pm 
Closed on weekends and holidays.

April 1st to Victoria Day Weekend
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5pm

Victoria Day to Labour Day Weekend
Mon - Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: 12pm to 5pm
Holidays: 12pm to 4pm

New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, and closed from December 25th to the first Tuesday after the New Year.

Billy Bishop Home & Museum has an elevator at the back entrance offering accessibility to the main floor of the house, touch-screen stations to explore the house and collection, the education centre for reading and accessing in-house media, a gift shop, and courteous volunteers and staff to help guide you through the museum and answer any questions you may have.

Come and enjoy some time on our large, beautiful grounds in the spring and summer months. Bring a blanket and picnic in the yard, or sit in the shade on the veranda to enjoy the sights and smells of our ever-expanding Victorian gardens. The restoration and maintenance of the gardens is due in great part to the efforts of several volunteers over the years.  Thanks to all for their tireless efforts to restore the grounds to the Victorian splendor of the days when Billy Bishop was a boy

948 3rd Avenue West. Owen Sound, ON. N4K 4K4
Ph: 519-371-0031 | Email: |