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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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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not much to see here. As visitors we can still take some valuable insight from this place. City needs to scrutinize volunteers before putting them here. A big turn off when a 50+ year old chap asks questions about physics to a 1st grader.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I came by on Sunday to view the Museum and it was very informative. There is some history about how the steam process was used to heat water for the city and there are some small trains kids can ride on. Unfortunately, many of the exhibits in the buildings were closed for renovation so there really was not much to... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Didn't know what to expect when I went in there, but I have to say I was impressed!! The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions that we had. We got to see the water wheel in action. That was a really cool thing to see! It's in pretty good shape for being so old!! You... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a cool tour! The docent is full of information. We learned so much about the machines/workers and what an important role they played in Hamilton's history. You are able to go up into the area where the machine still runs! Don't miss this!

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Lakefield Ont.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

Address: 900 Woodward Avenue | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
Phone Number: 905-546-4797
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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