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Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 150 reviews on the web
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. Add Waterloo Region Museum and other attractions to your Kitchener trip itinerary using our Kitchener vacation route planner.
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  • The attached village to the Museum was very interesting. Since the tourist season was just over, some of the buildings were not populated with people of the period. The period people who did populate ...  read more »
  • We were on vacation staying with family who'd recently moved to the area. The Doon Village is amazing with people dressed in period costume. They were very informative and helpful. You will need a lon...  read more »
  • School trips, canadian visitors and locals alike will love this heritage village and museum. It gives a fantastic representation of different nationalities that settled in Waterloo area and we have en...  read more »
  • Very neat museum and experience. Definitely worth checking out. It gives a good perception of how people lived a hundred years go, as well as the history of Kitchener.
  • Farmyard animals, historical buildings moved to this location from the surrounding area, a train and train station, and a museum with excellent displays of interesting artifacts. Great afternoon for the kids.
  • This is a great facility. The main museum has some great artifacts and information about Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario. My favourite is the display about when electricity came to the region. They have done a good job of selecting just the right artifacts and images to bring you back in time to the excitement of the era. You can also see a range of technology going back a number of decades. In the rotating exhibit room you can see a new exhibit every couple of months. They are generally well done. But four things that make this place really stand out: 1) Every time we have gone, there are a number of tables in the main hall that feature crafts for kids. 2) The demonstrations in the theatre are great and often interactive. 3) The pioneer village is not to be missed, especially the train station and blacksmith (walking through this area is beautiful and relaxing, and really gives you a sense of what it would be like to be in the region in the 1800s). 4) The membership provides an outstanding value if you plan to take the family more than a couple of times. You get entrance not only to the Regional Museum but some other select Region-managed museums around town.
  • Great modern facility which was simple to navigate with a stroller. The pioneer village is very well maintained and beautiful to walk through. A hidden gem!
  • Prices are very reasonable, the main exhibit is surprisingly good and interesting, I highly recommend it, especially for locals. I went with my nephews to their "In the Dark" exhibit, nothing too impressive but still well worth the trip. The building itself is really nice and the staff is very helpful!
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