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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice museum, capable of being seen in an afternoon visit of 2-3 hours. It is about a 7-8 minute walk from City Hall. The museum was not crowded the afternoon we visited, and we especially enjoyed our time aboard the Coast Guard Museum ship, Alexander Henry, docked there. This ship was a light icebreaker and she also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good exhibit and the self tour of the Alexander Henry was intereting. Not one of the best marine museums I've been to but not terrible. The day campers who were there seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was great to walk on this old ship you can't appreciate the size until you are standing at the wheel

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is a Small and Nice Local Historical Museum. If you don't have high expectation, then you may enjoyed it. I am not very crazy about this place. Cos. have seen High Level European museums. But had a good time there anyway. My child Enjoyed. Great for Families with boys :-) The Museum has... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Located on the waterfront in Kingston, this museum is modern, informative and family friendly. Great place to learn about the history of shipbuilding in Kingston from the early 1800s. They even have a ship you can explore moored right next to them.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did not like that The museum was hidden away ,but interesting. Liked the info man as he was pleasant and the finds from the boats and lake

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience!!! The ship was really nice to visit. There are these gnats flying around everywhere that are really annoying. The museum has some side exhibits to see before exploring the ship. The gift shop is really cute and has some cool nautical things!! Great place to... More 

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Additional Information about Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

Address: 55 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7l2Y2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-542-2261
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Sydenham
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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