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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 #16 of 101 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This museum illustrates what life was like at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution, featuring many exciting exhibits including two,... more » 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. « less
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Learn about steam technology and how Hamilton developed its water supply system. It's great for kids, perhaps 7 and older. Learn how this equipment and buildings were saved from the wrecking ball.

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Hamilton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to visit especially when the steamer days are on and you and the kids can ride the little trains for free which is amazing. They usually have hotdogs from a cart for a good price. You have to pay to go to the museum but it's not terrible and if you call ahead you could... More

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Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My son and I visited this museum and it was a little different then the other museums. The tours are guided and the lady who gave us the tour was very enthusistic and it showed in her tour style. You start my viewing a model of the pump house and then go inside to see it working. Not a long... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Very interesting place to visit, machines built a century and a half ago are still kept in working condition and there are very friendly and knowledgeable guides who give you the demo how exactly they use to do their job - pumping clean water to feed the City of Hamilton in the middle of 19th century.

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Oshawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very interesting history and an amazing engineering feat for the time. Steam power at its best. A tad pricey for admission but worth it if you take advantage of all the tour extras.

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Ontario
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Well presented and informative. The steam train ride was a hit with both young and old. The grounds are nice for walking and taking a picnic.

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We visited awhile back but found this to be a real gem in Hamilton. An amazing display of steam era and the old waterworks of Hamilton. Cool train rides around the grounds for kids (old and young ones)

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not into machinery? Then how about a trip back in time? Picture Dundurn Castle with polished machinery inside...way cool!

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Simcoe, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have to admit, when my husband suggested we drive an hour each way to see a Technology museum, I was less than enthused, and honestly thought I would be bored to tears. I am very happy to admit that I was wrong! The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the tour was interesting and very informative. It was a great... More

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