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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

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Address: 55 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7l2Y2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-542-2261
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Sailing

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A Nice Treatment of Ontario's Marine History

A small but rich museum. The collection is not large, but it is well-interpreted and nicely displayed. It might not be for everyone, but it succeeds in showing the rich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A small but rich museum. The collection is not large, but it is well-interpreted and nicely displayed. It might not be for everyone, but it succeeds in showing the rich ship-building and boat-building heritage of the province. When one sees the photos of the vast shipyards, one cannot help but feel sad for the world we have lost. It's better... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took the grandkids, they loved the fire exhibit and the trains. Great for school kids. Was able to get the train going so the grandkids could see how it actually worked. The fire exhibit was very educational for the kids.

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Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a fantastic learning experience and exploration of the coast guard cutter. Be sure to see the lake volume comparison cylinders-you will be amazed

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New Lebanon, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the second time in two years visiting the museum.We did so again, because it is one of the few places open off season in Kingston.I was not too enthused going back, but my son really wanted to explore the Cost Guard ship again.And to tell the truth it was very interesting the second time around. Its many rooms... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lots of info on the Great Lakes and sailing/shipping around that area and beyond. Good access over a disused vessel.

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Delta, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum would be great for shipping enthusiasts. The exhibits in the main room weren't overly exciting for our young family. They did enjoy trying to out the hands-on things. We enjoyed our quick walk through. The old ship was fascinating for all of us. Like modern liners, it would be easy to get lost in the little corridors. We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow the museum was a great place to visit as well as the Alexander Henry , lots of things to see and learn a lot

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Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed on the Alexander Henry in 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and met some great people. We also enjoyed the museum so made it a point of going back on this trip. We still enjoyed the museum and the ship. Our kids enjoyed seeing where we had stayed on our last trip to Kingston and thought the ship... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

the museum was well organized for a self directed tour. but guided tours would be a nice touch! for someone who wants to learn some history on our great lakes and who ,how ,when ect...good eye opener on the canadian heritage

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Volcan, Panama
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13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This takes you into another world; very interesting and unique museum. Would hate to have missed this. Very scenically located and close to downtown and beautiful Queen's University campus. The waterfront walk from here is lovely too. The museum is well-presented and beautifully described items and displays are interesting for all ages.

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