Benares Historic House

Benares Historic House

1507 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga

With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like setting - Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning 4 generations. Part of what makes Benares so unique is that more than 95% of the artifacts in the house are original to the Harris family and this home. Benares and most of its contents were donated by the three great grandchildren of Captain Harris -- Geoffrey Harris Sayers, Dora Sayers Caro and Barbara Sayers Larson. It was restored and fully furnished with Harris Family items and opened to the public as Mississauga's newest museum in 1995.

The Visitor Centre at Benares hosts an interpretive gallery about Benares Historic House and its original residents; it also includes an Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays.

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Bradley & Benares
Wednesday & Friday
9am - 4pm
Thursday
9am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday
12pm - 4pm
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An interactive experience not to be missed! The Museums of Mississauga welcome Live History to perform The Round Table, an immersive drama experience unfolding in the dining room at Benares. Guests will participate in solving this escape-room style mystery that includes historical details of the area.

Featuring all things wizarding, Fantastic Beasts of Benares packs a historic house with two days full of potion making, spell casting classes, crafts, games and prizes. Don't miss out on fun for all ages with quill writing in invisible ink, an artisans market, visits with real life beasts, tastes of your favourite wizarding world treats, and many more magical surprises.

The experiments have taken over the lab! Join us at Halloween Lab for an afternoon of science shows, hands on experiments and, of course, candy and costumes galore. Hands on science stations will be set up where kids of all ages can try out a series of guided experiments,

The Toronto Biennial of Art is a 72-day, free art exhibition located at 10 sites along the waterfront. The Small Arms Inspection Building will present works by 13 international artists and provide interactive experiences that include workshops, artist talks, community gatherings and explorative walks