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Welcome to Heritage Services

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Discover Halton’s heritage. Book a travelling exhibit for your organization or school.

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Learn about the world around you. Book a school or group visit or sign up for our summer camp.

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About Us

Contact us and learn more about Heritage Services.

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Donations and Research

Use our archive for your research or donate your Halton artifact or archival material.

About Us

Heritage Services preserves the material and cultural heritage of Halton Region, and acquires and shares knowledge of the region’s historical and natural world. We foster discovery, appreciation and understanding of the region’s heritage. Based at Kelso Conservation Area (external link) in Milton, Ontario, Heritage Services offers seasonal on-site and travelling exhibits and public programming. We also support the preservation and appreciation of the heritage of Halton region through partnerships with museums, archives, historical societies, cultural organizations and attractions.

The Halton County Museum was founded in 1961. In 1974 it became the responsibility of the Region when the new Regional Municipality of Halton was formed. In 2014, Regional Council adopted a new Master Plan for the Museum under which it was transformed into Heritage Services, which supports regional heritage organizations and institutions, and cares for Regionally-owned heritage assets. At the end of 2016, the Halton Region Museum site in the Kelso Conservation Area closed and is no longer open to the public.

Today, the facility is still used for staff offices, workshops and collections storage and research services are available by appointment.

Contact Heritage Services

Your request will be responded to within five business days.

Other ways to reach us:
Dial 311 in Halton or 905-825-6000
Toll free: 1-866-442-5866

Hours of operation

Heritage Services office hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 22, 2017 to January 2, 2018


Heritage Services is located in Kelso Conservation Area (external link) west of Milton and south of Highway 401 at: 5181 Kelso Road, Milton. From May to September, there is an admission charge to enter the conservation area.

Getting here

From Toronto
  1. From the 401 west, take exit 320 for Highway 25/Martin Street.
  2. Turn right on Martin St. and drive north until you come to 5 Sideroad (Campbellville Rd.)
  3. Make a left at 5 Sideroad and drive west until you come to Tremaine Rd.
  4. Turn left onto Tremaine Rd. and go south until you come to Kelso Rd.
  5. Turn right onto Kelso Rd.

From Burlington
Follow Tremaine Rd. north and turn left at Kelso Rd.

Complimentary parking is available on site.

Designated parking and drop-off areas are available. The facility is fully accessible.