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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: Sailing, City walk sightseeing

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Much more fun than expected!

We decided to check out some of the stops on our hop-on/hop-off trolley, and this was one of them. It surprised both of us. The museum is much larger than it appears from outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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London, Canada
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We decided to check out some of the stops on our hop-on/hop-off trolley, and this was one of them. It surprised both of us. The museum is much larger than it appears from outside, and was full of interesting stories and relics. The highlight was the self-guided tour of the Alexander Henry. This old ice-breaker is full of stories. Some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The exhibits inside the museum are very well done and provided an excellent overview of the history of our Great Lakes, however the highlight for us was walking around the Coast Guard ship docked in the harbour. The steps are steep and corridors narrow, so people with mobility issues and those with young children might find it difficult making their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

.Just a good museum and most enjoyable...loved the ship. The exhibits were OK...but the ship is worth is all.

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Stoney Creek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We decided while visiting Kingston to include in our day-trips a visit to the Marine Museum . It was interesting to note the changing times in the marine industry. The displays were informative but be prepared to take your time to read a lot as you go through the museum. Included in the tour was a walkabout on an old... More 

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Interesting displays and the tour of the Ice Breaker was great. Disappointed that there wasn't more information on Kingston's connection to Naval Battles on Lake Ontario and the War of 1812. Some of the Largest Naval Ships at the time were based here.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tucked away on the waterfront a few short blocks from City Hall this museum is well worth a visit. We spent 3 hours and still didn't get to see everything. Special exhibit on sailing then and now was of interest even to those who are not sailing aficionados. The main exhibits - on the Seaway, Shipwrecks and Shipbuilding - were... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This museum is much larger than it looks from the outside. Take some time to view the galleries and then head out to the Alexander Henry. Very interesting to go through the boat and see how the sailors live day to day and the cramped quarters they work under.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This museum is very well organized and presented. Was fascinated by the exhibit's, very precise to scale and actual scale displays. Many artifacts from the Kingston area which makes the experience better. Take the time to venture unto the ship and explore. Great museum commemorating our shipping heritage. We were once a great naval nation.

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Elmira
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family of four, two boys ages 5 and 8, visited the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Although we initially thought the museum was small because we thought it was just one room, when told, there was much more to explore. There were neat, interactive components, for our boys to get involved with. But, the best part was the... More 

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Teignmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very informative exhibition. Our party really enjoyed touring the ice breaking vessel in the dock. The guides on the ship were very knowledgeable.

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