Where is PAMA located?
We are located at the corner of Wellington Street and Main Street, opposite Brampton's City Hall. Read our Directions and Map.
Where can I park?
There is low cost or free parking available (depending on time of day/day) at Brampton's City Hall underground lot or one block north of our location on Main Street. At John Street, parking is located in the underground lot at the community housing facility. For more information, visit Parking.
How old are your buildings?
The former Jail and Courthouse were built in 1866 and 1867, the former Land Registry Office was built in 1890, and the Peel County building was built in 1959.
I own an object (work of art, historical document, artifact, collection of photographs) that is damaged. Do you know someone who can repair it?
PAMA staff use conservators to provide treatment to art works, historical documents, artifacts and objects that have condition issues. We can pass on the names of conservators that we have used in the past. Please email the Supervisor, Museum and Archive Services for historical documents, artifacts and objects. Email the Supervisor/Curator Art Gallery and Education Services for art work inquiries.
I own an object (work of art, historical document, artifact, collection of photographs) and would like to know its value. Can you help?
While PAMA staff cannot provide appraisals for art and artifacts, we can recommend professional appraisers who can assist you. Contact us for additional details.
Can you help with identifying an artifact or object?
Please contact us to make an appointment with the Collections Registrar. PAMA staff is knowledgeable, but may not be able to identify your specific object. However, we will help you make further contacts.
How do I go about applying for an exhibition in the art gallery?
Proposals from artists are reviewed on an on-going basis, and there is no annual deadline. For specifics about eligibility and what your proposal should include, please contact the Gallery Curator.
You used to have a certain item on display and now I cannot find it anymore. When will it be on display again?
Objects on display are often changed and may not be back in the galleries for some time. However, the Collections Registrar may be able to answer any questions that you have any object in the collection.
Why don't you exhibit everything? How big is the PAMA collection?
PAMA's collection is far too large to exhibit all at one time. Objects are rotated to show the largest number, and to prevent fragile items from being damaged.
- Over 12,000 accessions, including at least 15,000 objects.
- Over 5,000 works of art in the Art Gallery collection.
- Over 1400 boxes of archival documents and photographs, taking up roughly one kilometre of shelving. In all there are at least 400,000 photographs and many millions of pages of text.
Where can I find information on employment opportunities at PAMA?
For current job listings at PAMA, please visit the Careers section of the Region of Peel website.
Can I volunteer?
Absolutely. You will find all of the volunteer information under become a volunteer.
Can students earn their 40 hours of community service?
Volunteering at PAMA is a great way for students to achieve their required 40 hours. Most students help with our summer and March Break camps.
Can I have my wedding/special event photos taken at PAMA?
Yes, but only during our hours of operation. Fees and pre-registration are required. Please contact us.
Do you run summer and March Break Camps?
We run both! You can visit Programs, Events, and School Resources for more information.
Can I take pictures at PAMA?
Photography is allowed in the museum at PAMA, but photography is prohibited in the art gallery. Flash photography is prohibited throughout the building.