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Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

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Address: 900 Woodward Avenue | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-4797
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: This museum illustrates what life was like at the beginning of Canada's...
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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well worth attending

Very interesting to tour the actual museum. If that is not to your liking it seems most week ends there is some kind of special event taking place in the park. (A sign by the gate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Lakefield Ont.
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Lakefield Ont.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to tour the actual museum. If that is not to your liking it seems most week ends there is some kind of special event taking place in the park. (A sign by the gate entrance usually has posted what event is coming up ) One I always attend is near the end of May every year when a... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great building very cool place to visit although the staff were a bit stand offish. As well we were told we could not take pictures which was a big disappointment. Still cool spot would go back again.

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Wilmot, Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

When we first arrived at the museum no one seemed to be on duty. We wandered around on our own for awhile and weren't very impressed. As we were getting ready to leave someone spotted us and asked if we would like a tour. Having an enthusiastic tour guide who was well versed in the history of the steam pump... More 

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mississauga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

What a visit! The tour guide was phenomenal! The history was as well! The architecture stupendous! Truly a hidden gem! Doesn't take long to visit but truly worth the time!

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Brampton, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 helpful votes 32 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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