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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 #17 of 110 Attractions in Hamilton
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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Grand Bend, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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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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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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