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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 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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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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