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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

55 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7l2Y2, Canada (Sydenham)
613-542-2261
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Ranked #17 of 60 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Sailing, City walk sightseeing
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English first
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Napanee, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Has a wide variety of maritime history on display. It was a quick tour full of Canadian history. Its right on the waterfront and is a pleasant walk from Kingston downtown. Worth the admission if you have an hour to spend.

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kingston, ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very historical. Gives insights into history of Kingston. Within walking distance of central Kingston. Worth a visit especially if you are a sailor type

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toronto
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Marine Museum is a great stop if you have an interest in the history of marine activity in the Great Lakes , unfortunately I didn't find it all that interesting. I enjoy museums of all kinds but this one was too focussed on the technical aspects of shipping, very little content about the social and political impcat of the... More

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Hanover, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We both have a great interest in all types of museums but a very keen interest in Marine museums and were not disappointed with this one We travelled to Kingston for the specific purpose of visiting her historical past. The museum offered plenty of past and present information as well as a self guided tour of the retired Coast Guard... More

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