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Museum Gift Shop

Merritt's Mercantile, the Gift Shop at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, carries a great selection of local memorabilia, t-shirts, ship and canal-related goods, and specialty and gift items, including maple products, pioneer toys, and many other unique items.

Museum Members receive 10 per cent discount. Visit our Memberships page for more information on how to become a member and the benefits.

Limited Series: Former Exhibition Prints for Sale

Prints for Sale

An interesting series of photographic prints that were once on exhibition here at the Museum are now available for you to display in your own home.

The photos are all reproduction prints of photographs from the St. Catharines Standard collection. The prints are the remaining pieces of a few different exhibitions and we thought it would be great to share them with the local community.

Photographic prints from the Former Exhibition Print series (pictured below) are $5 each and for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Adrian Petry, Visitor Services Coordinator at the Museum if you are interested in purchasing a print (or a few!). Revenue from the sale goes to support Museum education programs.

Call 905.984.8880 or email for more information.

Limited Series: Streetcar Spikes from St. Paul Street for Sale

Street Cars in St. Catharines

Remember last summer, 2017, when St. Paul Street was stripped out and basically rebuilt? Well, have we got a treat for the transportation-history-lover in your life.

Part of the demolition process was removing former Niagara, St. Catharines, and Toronto (NS&T)/Canadian National Railway (CNR) streetcar track that was paved, first in the 1950s. The spikes were put in as part of a maintenance program undertaken by the CNR in 1926. While they aren’t part of the original trackage from the Victorian era of streetcar transportation in St. Catharines, they are still pretty old, and really super cool.

CNR Streetcar Railway Spike: $7

While supplies last. Each spike comes with a postcard photograph of the section of St. Paul Street from the approximate time the spikes would have been put in the ground.

Contact Merritt's Mercantile for more details. 

For more information about the CNR Streetcar Railway spikes, please visit the Museum's blog.

Limited Series: Fire Insurance Plan Series

Fire Insurance Plan

There are four prints available in this limited run of our Fire Insurance Plan series:

  • The front page of Fire Insurance Plan for St. Catharines, c. 1901-1906,
    STCM 1972.31.1.2
  • Downtown close-up of St. Paul Street, c. 1901-1906, STCM 1972.31.1.7
  • Merritton, c. 1919, STCM 1981.35.1
  • Port Dalhousie, c. 1929, STCM 2002.100.1

Prints are available at the Museum’s gift shop Merritt’s Mercantile, and at Craft Arts Market. They are $20.00 each.

To obtain your copy of the plan print series, you can visit us here at the Merritt’s Mercantile Gift Shop at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, open daily from 9am-5pm, or you can pick up your copy at the Craft Arts Market, located at 160 St. Paul Street, open 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday (closed Sunday).

Contact Merritt's Mercantile for more information.

For more information on the Fire Insurance Plans, please visit the Museum's Blog.

New for 2018

Bee by the Sea Skin Care Products

New products now available, including Body Butter and Shampoo & Conditioner, as well as lemon grass and geranium scented soaps.

 Bee by the Sea merchandise

BoatNerd Merchandise:

Unique merchandise for the boat nerd in your life. We carry all Skip Gillham's available books, as well as other well-known authors.

2018 Know Your Ships: The 2018 Know Your Ships books are now available. This annual publication sells out early every year. Drop in and get your copy.

Made in Canada: What's better than real Canadian Maple Syrup? Not much, but we've also got Saskatoon Berry Syrup and Jelly, Canadian honey, hot sauces, chutney, and more.

St. Catharines and Welland Canals Merchandise:

We carry many items specific to St. Catharines, the Niagara region, and Canada, including cups, postcards, clothing, and maps.

For the Welland Canals, you will find books, cups, CD/DVDs, clothing, and much more!

Hours of operation

The Museum Gift Shop is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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