Tour the Vault

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum holds possibly the most extensive, nationally significant, public collection of woodworking tools in Canada. Our collection is partially stored in our archival vault in the lower level of the museum.


All of our items are used to interpret the MacLachlan’s mandate:

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum cultivates and fosters the appreciation and understanding of the role of wood and woodworking technology, and related topics in the development of both the local Kingston region and Canada, through the lenses of history, culture, science and technology. This shall be accomplished through: conducting and encouraging research; collection, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting woodworking tools and related artifacts; presenting creative and innovative programming; and creating opportunities for public outreach and community involvement.

The MacLachlan attempts to ensure that all artifacts in the collection are properly labelled, documented, stored, maintained, and conserved according to accepted conservation standards for museums.

If interested in research please contact us:
Phone: 613-542-0543

2993 Hwy 2 E
Kingston, ON
K7LĀ 4V1