Northumberland County Archives and Museum

NCAM logoNCAM collects, cares for and provides access to archival materials and artefacts that represent the stories of the people, places and development of Northumberland. 

Our facility is open to the public by appointment for research, tours and educational programming

A new beginning. A new future.

Digital rendering of new NCAM space, with reading room and exhibition gallery

In summer 2024, the Northumberland County Archives and Museum (NCAM) facility will be moving to a new location as part of an innovative pairing with the County's long-term care facility, the Golden Plough Lodge. The new space will include:

  • an expanded reading room for research
  • programming space for exhibitions and community groups
  • storage rooms, and;
  • a conservation lab.

This new facility will be a big step forward for NCAM as we continue to enhance community well-being, while embracing a fresh new look for a sustainable future. As part of this new look, we introduced a new logo for NCAM, which symbolizes our commitment to excellence in preserving and presenting the rich history of Northumberland County in a new fully accessible and inclusive facility.

For more information about the project and to view additional renderings of the new space, visit our GPL and NCAM Redevelopment project page or subscribe for email updates.

Discover the new facility

Visit us

We are currently located in the Cobourg Public Library building at 200 Ontario Street in Cobourg on the main floor in the south-west corner of the foyer.

We are open Monday to Friday by appointment only. Please contact us by email or phone to schedule an appointment. Please note NCAM is closed on all statutory holidays.

Reminders for visitors

  • Food, gum, cough drops and beverages are not permitted in the Archives and Museum
  • We strive to be a scent-free environment to support the wellbeing of all our staff and visitors


The door to the Archives and Museum opens manually. If you require assistance, please knock and staff will be there to open it and assist you. Our location also offers:

  • Accessible parking
  • A wheelchair-friendly building 
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in all public areas