212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010




Research Requests?
Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection

Something special is coming to the museum for the holidays. A major model railroad with running trains will be on display for all to see in the Creet building.

The Barrington History Museum's Mission – keeping history alive through preservation, education, and exhibits. This includes the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibit of Barrington history and to provide specialized education programs from pre-school through adult.

Bus tours are welcome.  Please contact the museum to schedule your visit.


New Exhibit Coming!

Welcome to the Barrington History Museum

Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection

We Are Open!

Tours and visits are welcome!

Saturdays: Noon to 4:00pm. If you have a small local group interested in visiting please call for an appointment.

Wedding Dresses: Retrospective

Thinking About a Bus Tour?

Did you know that the Barrington History museum takes research requests? We provide help to lots of folks annually with questions about the local area and even the historical homes they live in! Please call with any requests.

Children's Toys through the Decades of the 20the Century