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Become a Member

Are you interested in Correctional history? Do you think that it is important to preserve this history and to learn from it? Then joining the Friends of the Penitentiary Museum may be just the thing for you! Your membership will help to support Canada's premiere museum dedicated specifically to the preservation and interpretation of this fascinating aspect of our national history.


The FPM is a nationally registered charitable organization (Registered Charity # 87852 0964RR0001). We support Canada's Penitentiary Museum through a partnership by:


  • Providing volunteer services
  • Sponsoring museum projects/exhibits
  • Organizing events in support of museum
  • Fund raising


The cost of membership is $20 CAD per year and includes the "The Keeper's Journal" bi-annual newsletter, a membership card and advance notification of special events. All funds collected are used to further develop the museum and its services. Tax receipts will be issued for contributions of $10.00 or more.



Download the Membership Application/Renewal Form