Tuesday, 5 July 2022 at 10:30am - Curated Tour #4: Landing in Sicily, 10 July 1943 (online event)
Did you know that the Allies landed in Sicily one year before Normandy in an attempt to weaken the Nazi resistance? On 10 July 1943, US 7th Army and British 7th Army invaded Sicily, with the 1st Canadian Army Corps in the first waves of the large amphibious and airborne operation. For Curated Tour #4, Dr. St.Croix and Dr. Stanciu will discuss this operation and the 38-day campaign on the island of Sicily. During the campaign, The RCR lost their Commanding Officer and their Deputy Commanding Officer. Register to learn more about this important operation, today almost forgotten.
Sunday, 10 July 2022 - Exceptional Opening Hours 11am to 5pm
People and Their Stories at Wolseley Barracks.
Historic Places Days at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
The museum is open exceptionally on Sunday 10 July 2022 to mark Historic Places Days 2022 and to share the story of our building. From 11am to 5pm, join us to explore the grounds and the museum galleries. Family activities, O’Leary Collection and other activities will be showcased throughout the day.
Another highlight of the day: an important Second World War operation, the landing in Sicily on 10 July 1943. The Royal Canadian Regiment played an active role during Operation Husky and the Italian Campaign, which is featured in several exhibits through the museum.
Museum regular hours
Wed, Fri & Sat 10am to 4pm
Thu 10am to 8pm
Contact us for bookings and Digital Tuesdays
The museum is now open for onsite visits, but online guided tours and other digital programming is still available. Indoors masks are recommended
We do not charge admission fees, but we appreciate financial donations and honorariums.
NEW: Audio Described Online Guided Tour
Designed to share the museum virtually with people who are blind and partially sighted, these tours bring the museum to your screen or in your home. In an audio described tour, one of the sections mentioned below can be explored; a live discussion of the material is included. Tours are approximately 60 min in length. To schedule your tour, please email the Public Programmer with your choice of topic from the list below. Tours are available in English only.
- Early Years (1883-1901)
- First World War
- Second World War
- First Floor Galleries
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum offers Digital Education. Ontario curriculum-based, the program covers a wide range of subjects, Gr 7 to Gr 12. These learning resources including lesson plans are accessible upon request via Google Drive; an optional synchronous component is available. Contact the Public Programmer to book one of these programs or to find out more.
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