Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener

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Find out about the local region at Waterloo Region Museum, the largest community museum in Ontario. In addition to exhibits on Ontario and Waterloo history and industry, the museum showcases rotating exhibits from other parts of the world. You'll learn about First Nations, immigration, and 21st-century development in the area, supplemented by staff dressed in period costumes. Stop by the 24 hectare (60 acre) historical village on site for a look into what it was like to live in the Waterloo Region in 1914. By using our Kitchener tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Waterloo Region Museum and other attractions in Kitchener.
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  • October 4, 2017
    My husband I visited last Sunday, very interesting; & fun as it's interactive too. Hope to go again, enjoy the outdoor part that was closed; & Village Cafe.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    A beautiful walk through the local history. Original artifacts and great stories about local families that built the area.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Learn about life in the Waterloo region at the Museum and if you're visiting in the summer take a stroll through the onsite Doon Heritage Village. Step back into 1914 and tour the village of Doon, wit...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Very interesting little museum featuring local history with nice exhibits. Next is a lovely village set in 1914, with informative actors at some locations. Inexpensive and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
  • July 5, 2017
    Interesting museum. A great place to take newcomers and our visiting relatives. Great place to distract the Kia for a few hours. Staff was helpful and very polite.
  • March 20, 2017
    Really great for local and interesting artifacts. They had an awesome dinosaur display and lots of fun stuff for kids to do while it was on. Great programs for kids.
  • June 6, 2017
    This is a great place to go with the family. Both the museum and village are quite nice
  • February 20, 2017
    We took our 3 and 6 year old here to spend some fun time taking in the Dino exhibit. The display is quite small and there wasn't anything to engage the 3 year old (who is in LOVE with dinosaurs!). Our 6 year old was kept busy for about 10 mins then everyone was ready to go home. Sadly it was a bit underwhelming.

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