Box 14, 1024 Maple Avenue
Bala, Muskoka
705-762-5876 or in Canada only:

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2024 Season: June 3-October 19. Open Monday - Saturday.
Tours are by pre-booked appointments only for 10 am or 1:30 pm.
Call 705-762-5876 or email:

Jack & Linda @ Bala's Museum
Welcome from Jack & Linda

It is with great joy that we announce that our opening date for the 2024 season will be Monday, June 3rd. 

Once again visitors will be asked to book ahead for either a 10am or 1:30 pm tour. That will be our daily
pattern from then until the end of the season (Oct. 19th) except for Sunday when we are closed.  Please note, if no tours are booked we will take the day off as a well-earned rest.

Is this the last summer we will be open?  It is no secret that both Linda and Jack have encountered health challenges over recent years. 
Whether or not we continue past this year will depend upon the state of Linda's lungs and Jack's eyes.  What we can promise is that we will offer you the best tour we can this year.  You will leave with memories
that will linger for years and photo-op pictures that will delight your family and friends.  We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

More than 5 years ago a senior CBC TV producer called our museum one ofthe very best after visiting other L.M. Montgomery Museums across Canada.  (you can click on a link to her tribute to the right of this column).

Jack Hutton & Linda Jackson-Hutton, co-founders of Bala's Museum

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$7.99 a person / $24.99 per family (limit of 4)
Book your Tour for 10:00 am or 1:30 pm

See and Do!

• Lucy Maud Montgomery's silver tea set, on loan from Blair Macdonald, great-grandson of the famous author and his mother, Marie Macdonald.

We are so grateful to Blair's late father, David Macdonald, who first loaned us the tea set with his wife Marie32 years ago.

• Maud’s personal correspondence basket, a gift from George Campbell.

• Fabulous collection of LMM’s books, including rare and first editions. Foreign editions include Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Japanese and many others. Find your own nationality!

• Avonlea schoolhouse in miniature.

• Photo ops.
• Green Gables Doll house

• Dress-up costumes for kids.

Anne’s tea party with Diana Anne’s school room -  Children can play act, including pretending to whack Gilbert over the head with a slate.

Book Tours in advance:
Tours at 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m

LMM Doll

"A lifelong love affair with Anne of Green Gables led to a thrilling venture." Source CBC

Bala's Museum is world-class with its collection of Anne of Green Gables displays, artifacts and information, according to a special report on's website, written by CBC  producer / writer Vanja Mutbdzija Jaksik after she and her family spent two hours at the museum Sunday, Sept. 22nd in a private tour.



Sat. Oct. 12th during Bala Cranberry Festival

Contestants should arrive at the museum
no later than 1:30 pm.
Winner announced at 2 pm.
Prize is a vinyl Anne of Green Gables doll.

Parents should be aware that the Bala Cranberry Festival will charge adults and children over age of 13 for entry to the Festival. 

Tickets can be purchased online through the Festival's Facebook in early October.   Call us at 705-762-5876 and we can provide further information. 

You can register your daughter for the judging through the same phone number or .


Last summer we celebrated the 31st anniversary of our museum and the 100th anniversary of Lucy Maud Montgomery bringing her family to Bala for a two-week holiday.  It seemed incredible then that more than 129,000 visitors have come through our doors since we opened on July 24th, 1992. The story of how this all started with our honeymoon in Prince Edward Island in 1990 has been shared by CBC national television, CTV and Global News and the Toronto dailies. 

If you are interested in sharing our story firsthand,
click here.

1–888-579-7739 (Canada only)
or 705-762-5876
Chinese Visitors Chinese visitors welcome!
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Korean Visitors Korean visitors welcome!
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Japanese visitors welcome!
Many exhibits translated for you.


Jack and Linda


Jack and Linda Hutton are proud that Bala’s Museum has become known as
one of the best L.M. Montgomery museums in Canada. They have been
operating it since 1992.

Lucy Maud Montgomery Arrival

Lucy Maud Montomery Day

Date & Details to come.



Anne Otten, our 2023 Cran_Anne winner.


Dollhouse Miniatures


One of Canada’s largest replicas of the world-famous Green Gables farm house. Guess where Anne’s room is.

Our Gift Shop

One of the best Anne of Green Gables gift shops in Canada just keeps getting better and better. Offered are hard-to-find editions of LMM books, Anne movies, Anne jewelry, exclusive dolls and doll clothes, vintage Green Gables china and children’s costumes for sale. It’s worth the drive to Bala for the special people on your Christmas list.

We also do mail order and have a Facebook store that has served kindred spirirs around the globe.

Kids Dress Up

Kids Can Dress Up

Boys and girls have a choice of our costumes to wear during their family tour. For girls, dresses and flowered hats right out of “Avonlea”; sailor shirts and hats for boys.


Tips on how to plan an Anne of Green Gables Birth Day party

Bala’s Museum can supply everything you need for an Anne of Green Gables Birthday party, from goodie bags to prizes. Click here for step by step tips.
Anne of Green Gables birthday party

Anne: Madly Off In All Directions

This popular display shows how a book about a red-haired orphan caught the world by surprise in 1908, and the amazing spin-offs that have resulted from that first “Anne of Green Gables” book..

Location & Directions

We are about 200 kilometres or a two-hour drive north of Toronto
or 59 kilometres south east of Parry Sound

GPS directions: 1024 Maple Avenue, Bala.
Click here for directions and maps.

Anne of Green Gables
LIcensed by Heirs of L.M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Destination
We are now a Literary Landmark!
2022 was a banner year for Bala as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s arriving in Bala in July, 1922.  Our museum was the tourist home called Treelawn where Montgomery and family had their meals.  The two weeks spent in Bala inspired LMM to write The Blue Castle, a coming-of-age novel and Muskoka love story set entirely in Muskoka!
We are honoured to have a plaque that designates the former Treelawn Tourist Home as a Heritage Property withn the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

Free freckles

Anne whacks Gilbert!

Anne and Diana tea party

A mouse in the custard!

Saving Minnie May

Waiting for Matthew

Bala's Museum
1024 Maple Avenue
Box 14, Bala, Muskoka
ON Canada P0C 1A0
705-762-5876 or in Canada only:1-888-579-7739