Return of the toilet

Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet is a travelling exhibition developed by Guelph Museums that ex­plores the development of the toilet – from the very first chamber pot to the outhouse to the invention of the toilet itself.

The exhibit features sections which include an interactive toilet seat question and answer game, the evolution of toilet paper, a full size outhouse complete with audio stories, a cutaway toilet showing the working parts of the toilet as well as the history of public washrooms, chamber pot de­signs, commodes and close stools.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 19 until Jan. 2.

Since 2001, the exhibit has travelled across Canada and was well received across the country.

It has just finished a very successful run at the CNE in Toronto. It has recently been filmed for a coming documentary, FLUSH! Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Toilet and for the APTN children’s series This is Turtle Island. 

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 6 Dublin Street South and is open daily from 1 to 5pm.

 For more information call 836-1221 extension 2774 or visit