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Museum Windsor

254 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada
+1 519-253-1812
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fascinating history

This museum is small, but packed a lot of fascinating history into it's two floors. It showed the... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
davidcM1497SZ
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Acton, Canada
Nice Small Museum - François Baby House

This museum was free on the day we visited as part of our "French Connection" tour with Encore... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
RandyRoss
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Ridgetown
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The newly rebranded Museum Windsor (previously Windsor's Community Museum) consists of the Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Drive W. Both present exhibitions on the history of Windsor, Ontario and area. While the Francois Baby House exhibitions highlight the French origins of this area, and the War of 1812 and the Battle of Windsor, the Chimczuk Museum features exhibitions detailing the whole history of Windsor and area from early geologic time through the present. The Chimczuk Museum site also features separate exhibitions on Indigenous peoples, a Hands-on-History room for children and temporary exhibitions.
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254 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

This museum is small, but packed a lot of fascinating history into it's two floors. It showed the history of the area right back to the beginning of the French settlements 500 years ago up to the present. Informative exhibits, well worth a visit for...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review the Francois Baby House (Museum Windsor). We are glad you enjoyed our exhibits!

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This museum was free on the day we visited as part of our "French Connection" tour with Encore Productions. It is a nice, small museum with information on the history of Windsor and the War of 1812, in particular. The François Baby House was owned...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Hello RandyRoss, Museum Windsor loves welcoming the French Connection tour! Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. We hope you visit again.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I especially liked the section devoted to the War of 1812. Many period artifacts were on display. There was a replica of a canon with a note posted: can you figure out how to fire it? It was of a design I have not seen...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thanks for your most detailed review. It is very helpful to get such positive feedback! The cannon actually has a spring mechanism inside it - so essentially you have to pull a spring back inside the hole on one end and then let go, and...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

There is a lot of information about the history of Windsor in this museum. There are a few little known facts presented about how Windsor got started. There are many exhibits to see. All in all it doesn't take long to go through so I...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review. We appreciate your feedback. The 2 for 1 with the gallery admission is indeed a popular and cost effective way to enjoy both Museum Windsor and the Art Gallery of Windsor.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

The museum seemed to devote a lot of space showing native Indian contributions to the City of Windsor which I thought was overblown. There was a police exhibit which was very interesting. Photographs of Expo 67 in Montreal I suppose were taken by a citizen...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. The Expo 67 photos were indeed from a Windsorite who visited Montreal in 1967. In our research into this period, Expo '67 came up time and again as a favourite memory of people from Windsor. As for...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Nicely set up displays with some hands on activities for kids or adults. Enjoyable to wander through the exhibits. A little bit of Windsor and surrounding area's history is displayed with some quick little trivia questions scattered around which are fun to play. Wish it...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

A good introduction to the history of the area, quite a small museum but we enjoyed our visit for about 1.5 hours.

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Francois Baby House. Thank you for your positive feedback.

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Sorry but I cannot recommend Museum Windsor. It's too small plus it's way too boring! It's free though so that's the only thing great about it. Not recommended.

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

So sorry you did not enjoy your experience at the Francois Baby House site of Museum Windsor. Perhaps you would prefer the larger Museum Windsor site - The Chimczuk Museum which is just down the street and has much larger displays, and more hands-on activities.

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visited the Maison Francois Baby House. Admission was free and the overall experience was a bargain. One half deals with the War of 1812 and the other half provides some of the early French history of Windsor. If you take your time and watch all...More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

So happy you had a great visit to our free-admission Francois Baby House! Our front desk staff love the opportunity to talk to visitors. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon (and that next time the GPS doesn't send you the...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

The museum was laid out out in a clever and thoughtful way. Exhibits were diverse and interesting. I would like to see a bit more emphasis on native peoples but what they had was a good start. I woul recommend a visit.More

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Museum Windsor now consists of two locations now. The Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Dr. W. There are new exhibits at both sites. The Chimczuk Museum features an...More

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