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Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener

(4.5/5 based on 160+ 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 came here with my 3 kiddos (aged 5 - 9) during the Christmas holidays. They had various activities going on for the kids. We saw 2 presentations with Professor Beaker, in one they extracted DNA from...  more »
  • An excellent history of Waterloo region. Many displays and demonstrations for all age groups. There is theater that shows a great history of the area. 
  • I went to the Waterloo Region Museum in part because I was curious about the architecture. The building is bright and modern. The exhibit (history of Berlin-Kitchener) was set up well and there was a ...  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.