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Scarborough Museum

1007 Brimley Rd | Thomson Memorial Park, Toronto, Ontario M1P 3E8, Canada
+1 416-338-8807
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Small but cozy museum

I went on a very snowy day. Took me some time to find the entrance, even I saw on the internet it... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Caro R
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Good peek of the pioneer settlement!

When I visited this museum, two of the main houses are open for viewing. The houses will give you... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2015
Victorious_Vi
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Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough about 1798. Originally the farm fields of Scarborough's first settlers, Thomson Memorial Park is now the setting for the Scarborough Museum and its gardens. Every year, the staff of the Scarborough Museum faithfully re-create 19th Century gardens to enhance the surroundings of the museum buildings. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present. ADMISSION By donation * Some fees apply to special ticketed events and workshops Summer Hours July and August we are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 8pm.
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Feb 13, 2018
“Small but cozy museum”
Nov 6, 2015
“Good peek of the pioneer settlement!”
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1007 Brimley Rd | Thomson Memorial Park, Toronto, Ontario M1P 3E8, Canada
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

I went on a very snowy day. Took me some time to find the entrance, even I saw on the internet it was open, once I was there was difficult to see. I think they weren’t expecting a large amount of people, because the tour...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

When I visited this museum, two of the main houses are open for viewing. The houses will give you an idea how people live 150 to 200 years ago.Some of the furnitures/artifacts are even over 200 years old. The houses highlights stoves where they cook/bake...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2015

These houses and barns were moved here from all around Scarborough. It is neat to see how people lived just a hundred years ago.

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Reviewed February 25, 2015

This museum is located within the Thompson Park. It is nice for the whole family to take a guided tour of the house and learn about the pioneers and their life. They also have camps that children will enjoy taking part in.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Here, in the middle of an extremely large public park, with playgrounds, waiting pool, tennis courts, walking paths, picnic areas, ponds and creeks, is a blast from the past, with 4 historical dwellings, each almost 150 years old. The buildings are also furnished with late...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

These houses and barns were moved here from all around Scarborough. It is neat to see how people lived just a hundred years ago. (Makes you think what we will have to do when energy becomes prohibitively expensive!) Worth a visit and bring the family....More

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Being a torontonian is fun. Large metropolis of inter connecting cities and towns. It's nice to get to know the history of scarborough and how it was founded. These particular houses belonged to mary and david thomson and were moved here. Its nice when you...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Well worth a visit to walk back in time. Great artifacs and very knowledgeable staff. Easily accessible by TTC or car. Check dates when open depending on time of year.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

I made the mistake of going while they were hosting a summer camp, so felt a bit weird looking around until the staff member who gives the tours found me. After that, however, I had a wonderful solo tour of this neat museum in a...More

2  Thank Kwasind
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