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Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

900 Woodward Avenue | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
905-546-4797
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Ranked #18 of 68 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum illustrates what life was like at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This museum illustrates what life was like at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution, featuring many exciting exhibits including two, 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines that were used more than 140 years ago.

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Brampton, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took our grandchildren there for a day outing in October during the week. There is an outdoor area that looks like there are train rides for children but everything was closed. There was a short demonstration of the steam turbines but unfortunately, there are very steep stairs to climb so anyone with small children or people that have difficulty... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the Museum during the doors open Hamilton event, in the sprint. It was our first time going there and it was quite interesting to see how Hamilton was powered for many years. We also got the opportunity to see the large pump wheel in operation. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the property.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We came to a museum by mistake (were looking for washrooms). We were totally stunned by the museum and think we had a great opportunity to learn local history of Hamilton, water delivery and craftsmanship. Kids loved the fact they saw the original engines moving (and run back to the small model to see it again), they also loved the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never did I pay any attention to this quiet little building. Walking around the "way it was" is mindboggling. I kept wanting to look outside to get perspective on what the original function of the building was!

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hamilton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I expected more out of the Steam and Technology Museum,, It was worth the stop, the work that went into that place is amazing,, and very well preserved, But don't plan on making a full day trip,, you can see the whole thing in about an hour....

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Grand Bend, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

beautiful architecture..hand-chiseled stone walls, some 3-feet thick... 1 km from the water...it is great to see how older technology still works! Our tour guide Katherine was very efficient, friendly and pleasant, as were Nancy, Laura and the gentleman on the grounds.

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Burlington, On
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101 reviews 101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family visited the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology this weekend and we had a great time. The museum provides a great history lesson into how steam power helped to provide water to the city. The tour operator was very knowledgeable. The building itself is impressive and the fact that the pump still works (electric power now) really excited... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have lived in Hamilton all my life and was always curious about the steam museum, today we went in. It was fantastic! Our tour group consisted of ages ranging from 6 to well over 50. I was impressed with the science based play areas for the children before the tour began. The tour director was well informed and presented... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a small museum. The biggest attraction is the 45-foot steam engine that pumped water for the city of Hamilton for over a hundred years. They run the engine for the visitors to see. Now they use an electric motor to run the engine just for the show; it does not produce any steam or pump water. It is... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have lived in Hamilton most of my life and thought this was a steam train museum -- wrong!!!! the first of its kind public waterworks museum! great staff - fun tour - makes for a wonderful Heritage Fair project topic!

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