Artifacts can come in many different shapes, sizes, and forms. From an 800-year-old footprint to a haunted toy from the 1800s, we have listed various unique artifacts that can be found in Museums all over Canada.
The World’s Oldest Hockey Stick
Where to Find: Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec
A rare Canadian artifact and valuable piece of hockey history, it was hand-hewn from sugar maple in the 1830s.
A Deck Chair from the Titanic
Where to find: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
This well-preserved wooden deck chair recovered from the Titanic was donated by one of Reverend Henry W. Cunningham of Halifax’s grandsons to the museum.
A Nod to Neon History
Where to find: Neon Sign Museum, Edmonton
Twenty-three vintage commercial signs restored and installed by Alberta Sign Association members can be found in the neon museum on 104 Street.
John Lennon’s Psychedelic Rolls Royce
Where to find: Royal BC Museum, Victoria
Jim Pattison, a Canadian businessman, donated John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine worth $2 million. However, it’s only on display during winter.
The World’s Largest Faceted Cerussite
Where to find: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
The 898-carat Light of the Desert cerussite in the Royal Ontario Museum is special due to its scarcity as well as its capacity to reflect light in a kaleidoscope-like manner.
Sir Isaac Brock’s Coat (with Bullet Hole)
Where to find: Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
In the midst of being at the forefront during the Battle of Queenston Heights, Major-General Sir Isaac Brock may have met his downfall due to his distinctive officer uniform.
A Cold War Fallout Shelter
Where to find: Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, Ottawa
Built in 1959, the Diefenbunker was equipped with plenty of food and rations to sustain 535 people for 30 days and was intended to house important officials if a nuclear attack happened.
A Haunted Toy
Where to find: Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, Charlottetown
When the Yorkshire Museum asked curators to share their spookiest item, the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation submitted “Wheelie,” a stuffed toy from the late 19th century that is purported to be haunted.