Become a Member of the Museum

Our Members help the Museum preserve and interpret the history of health care. They make possible our public and education programs, research, artefact preservation, exhibit development and so much more. Click here for even more reasons why your membership is so important.

Being a Member means that you will receive advance notice about Museum events, your suggestions will be heard, and you will receive activity updates regularly.

The Museum of Health Care is a nonprofit corporation and a registered Canadian charity (87790 3989 RR0001). 

Quick links: Membership Benefits, Membership Levels, The Gift Circle, Gift Circle Benefits, Gift Memberships, How to Join/Renew



Benefits provided with all Museum Memberships

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  • Invitation to all Museum events
  • A free guided tour of the Museum Galleries & Collections Rooms
  • A free "Sick City" Outdoor Walking Tour Ticket
  • Access to the "Members Only" Newsletter
  • Discount at the Museum's Gift Shop
  • A printed copy of our Annual Report (sent via mail)
  • Invitation to the Annual General Meeting & voting privileges
  • Published acknowledgment of your contributions (optional)

Membership Levels



(2 related individuals)


Senior or Student
(60+ years of age/full-time student)


Dual Senior or Dual Student

Corporate  $50


The Gift Circle

To go above & beyond your membership, join the Museum's Gift Circle. While memberships allow the Museum to survive, Gift Circle donations let us thrive!

Image of a flower from a booklet   The four giving levels are:

   Friends - Donations between $100 - $249
   Partners - Donations between $250 - $499
   Associates - Donations between $500 - $999
   Patrons - Donations above $1,000

   All Gift Circle donors are entitled to additional offerings in addition to the Museum's attractive membership benefits.


Benefits provided with additional Gift Circle offerings:


($100 - $249)

  • Group Curator-Guided Tour (1 per Year)


($249 - $499)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Museum Collection


($500 - $999)  

  • All of the above, plus
  • Individual Curator-Guided Tour



  • All of the above, plus
  • Complimentary Museum Membership
  • Host your own event at the Museum


Give a Gift Membership

This is the perfect gift for those who want to connect with a museum community and care about preserving the legacy of health care. In addition to normal member benefits, the recipient of your Gift Membership will receive an introductory welcome package explaining the gift they’ve received. As with any donation, you will be supplied with a charitable tax receipt.

To give a Museum of Health Care membership, please be sure to complete the "Gift Membership" section on a Membership Form (either by print or online process, see below). 


How do I become a Museum Member or renew my membership?

You can complete your Membership in one of two ways:

> Purchase a membership online

> OrDownload and complete the membership form (in .pdf format) and mail it with your cheque payable to: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON  K7L 2V7

Your support ensures that the Museum of Health Care, a registered Canadian charity, can continue to offer a wide variety of educational programs and online resources, expand the Museum’s collections and develop new galleries and exhibits that help explain the history of health and health care.

Museum staff are always happy to help. For more information, e-mail us or call us at 613-548-2419.