Nelles Manor Museum is a hidden gem in the cultural and heritage landscape of Niagara.
Built between 1788 and 1798 at The Forty (currently Grimsby) by United Empire Loyalist and entrepreneur Colonel Robert Nelles. It was home to his family for four generations until 1971 when it was purchased by the Coutts. It was restored to its former glory and was donated to the people of Grimsby and Ontario by the Coutts family in 2015.
The Nelles Manor Museum had its grand opening in 2016. You will find original architectural features and artifacts. The Manor grounds are recognized as a War of 1812 battleground.
The Nelles Manor Museum hosts a variety of events and programs including: teas, open hearth cooking, concerts, theatre, ghost tours and magical Christmas open houses.
We invite you to visit for a guided tour to discover the architecture, artifacts, Nelles family stories and historical lifestyle of the 1790s.