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Waterloo Region Museum

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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Beautiful

We went today on Canada Day & it was free which was very nice for them to do. The inside museum was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melinda F
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Beautiful building, preschoolers love it!

Beautiful building! Our 3yo loves the building as much as the exhibits (big windows, ramps and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HomemadeHappy
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Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of rural village in 1914, with more than 20 historic buildings, costumed interpreters and farm animals; the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honouring individuals and groups who have brought recognition to themselves and Waterloo Region; and the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre - our world class artifact preservation and storage facility. The Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are open year round. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 1 through December 23. The public hours for the museum and village are different at some times of the year.
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“pioneer village” (20 reviews)
“doon heritage” (27 reviews)
“local history” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
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+1 519-748-1914
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"main gallery"
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"all ages"
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"step back in time"
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"living history"
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"all age groups"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today on Canada Day & it was free which was very nice for them to do. The inside museum was really cool. It had a lot to see with an upstairs section also with many sitting benches to rest. It was also very...More

Thank Melinda F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building! Our 3yo loves the building as much as the exhibits (big windows, ramps and stairs, train tracks in the floor). This is a great place to hang out with small kids on weekdays. Loads of space to roam and a bonus that the...More

Thank HomemadeHappy
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Keri S, Guest Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We're so glad you and your child enjoy visiting the museum. We do have a terrific program for children ages 2-4 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings that they may also enjoy. It runs from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date of Visit: Sunday, June 17th, 2018 We went to the Museum for the "Hops for Pops" craft beer festival. The cost to attend the festival and including admission to the Museum was $25 per person. The museum and Doon Heritage Village are a great...More

Thank RogueTrippers
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Keri S, Guest Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for partaking in our 4th Annual 'Hops for Pops' Craft Beer Festival. We hope all our visitors (and Fathers and Grandfathers) enjoyed the day, and celebrated being with their families. We hope you visit us again soon. Best regards, Keri Solomon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have taken my granddaughter there several times, she loves it. So many interactive things to do and in the summer its fun to walk through the village.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess such visits are nice to kids and families...I strongly recommend it! Especially in long weekends instead of staying at home playing games!

Thank Faycal S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

My children and I always have a great time here. Staff is always available to answer questions. Our favorite so far was the weather exhibit. So much fun!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I always have lots of fun visiting there! If you are looking for something fun to do, go to the museum!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Really enjoyed the visit. Lots of interesting stuff from around the area, lots of area history, this one flywheel they have on display is HUGE! Beautiful setting and great for the family!

Thank Hans P
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We were nearby at Langdon Hall and decided to visit the nearby museum so that my daughter could experience some local history. The main gallery with displays was impressive and the seasonal exhibition focusing on weather systems was a real bonus. Arts & Crafts were...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The Waterloo Regional Museum is a charming local heritage site, perfect for an afternoon of family fun or for an individual looking for a leisurely way to spend an afternoon. The museum takes hygiene seriously- in other words, is set up for a hassle-free experience...More

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Natasha V
26 January 2017|
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Response from Ronald R | Reviewed this property |
No, but "The Museum" is downtown Kitchener, not the same, is really a children's museum. Better.
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JKKong
4 January 2017|
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Response from debit7 | Reviewed this property |
Hello...the indoor exhibits could certainly be enjoyed in the winter time, and I am sure the grounds would be beautiful, too.
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kathyhulland
10 August 2016|
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Response from Tom R | Property representative |
Hi Kathy. We've checked the collections' database at the Waterloo Region Museum and our vertical file - we don't have a copy of the booklet. I'd recommend that you contact St. Marie Among the Huron and/or the Waterloo... More
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