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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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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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A must see for visitors

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kingston, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Rideau Lakes, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is always an interestig museum to visit, full of ship lore, history of the Great Lakes, great ship models, photos, books, all kinds of things.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The place seems to be run by two elderly ladies. It is a small and nice local museum. In the dry dock in front of the museum lies a former coast guard ship one can use as BB Hotel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed learning about the dry docks and the history of boating on the Great Lakes. Nice displays with lots of information. The display I liked best was the progression of building and launching a boat from their dry docks. I think kids would enjoy the displays also.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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