Pump House Steam Museum, Kingston

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  • August 8, 2017
    I was expecting to learn more about Pump Houses and Steam engines, but instead saw 2 large constructed, not-active engines with a few diagrams as to how a steam engine works. The majority of the museu...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This s good of you like and understand physics or the industrial revolution. It was part of the Kpass so free to go in. They have 3 model railways that look good but would be better if someone bothere...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Interesting stop but not woth the $5 admssion. Old induxtrial building with history. Nice train exhibit as well  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Super-friendly, knowledgeable staff. We had a nice visit to the Pump House Steam Museum. It's not a huge museum so you could probably spend less than two hours there. We arrived at the end of the day so only had one hour. The model railroad section is great for younger children. Press a few buttons to watch the trains whiz around the tracks. It was interesting to learn about Kingston's bid to become the capital of Canada and the need for a steam-powered water pumping system. There are some interactive exhibits and we saw a Kingston Believe it or Not exhibit with fun facts about Kingston's early history. It was well worth the visit!
  • November 8, 2016
    This is a great small museum in a beautiful location on the Kingston waterfront. It is a short walk downtown or to the Queen's University campus. It makes a great destination for children as the exhibits are lovely moving machines that capture the imagination.
  • September 5, 2016
    Small museum, good view of the old city water pumps. Huge model train setup. For the Canadians of a certain age, the model train set that appeared on the opening of "The Friendly Giant" is on display. You can run many of the trains. The old steam launch outside is a nice treat as well.
  • June 2, 2017
    Interesting museum with an addition of a few model trains.
  • August 19, 2016
    I visited almost the first day it opened. There were more info on how pumping works. But those science info was probably too difficult and now it was replaced with science camp and other exhibits. But this museum is still full of fun for family with kids to spend couple hours. Don't forget about the fun train models!

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