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Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener
(4.5/5 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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  • I attended the "Doon By Lantern Light Tour" on Friday night. We books all 80 tickets for the 7:00 tour as a social event for our employees and their families. There was fresh fallen snow and snow in t...  more »
  • This is an amazing venue to visit and tour their exhibits. It is also great if you are looking for a venue to host a reception or charity event with its huge foyer, and if needed a small theatre for p...  more »
  • We attended a reception for a conference at this venue, and had the opportunity to view the museum as well. It is a beautiful, well lit building, with beautiful grounds. It also has a gift shop full o...  more »
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  • Great day for family and alone. Weekdays are nice as it's not so busy, you can ask lost of questions. Kids love seeing the animals. The Jubilee park is great for a picnic. Can be a little buggy however.
  • Beautiful modern building with fascinating exhibits. If you are a KW local it is a must-see. The temperary exhibit on changing Kitchener's name from Berlin is cool!
  • Very interesting museum which also focus on telling story of the KW area, and always has activities for families.
  • Went to the Great War event and it was neat walking around the museum seeing people wearing uniforms and clothing from that time period. Definitely want to go back and see more exhibits
  • There are some really interesting temporary exhibits featured here. Walking around the village is also always a treat and very informative. Worth a visit if you're from the area or have connections there.