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Museum of Health Care

32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
613-548-2419
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Ranked #42 of 60 Attractions in Kingston
Owner description: The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum of Health Care... more » Owner description: The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston strives to connect visitors with the experience of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues « less
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Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was a cute little 1 floor museum of medical history. Learned a few things here and even remember some! Some of the displays were in storage, I assume because of the shortage of space. Admission was free or donations accepted. Enjoyed this tour.

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Kingston, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

An interesting outing for visitors 5 - 95 Located i the Hospital environment of K G H Volunteer Cafeteria and Timmies in the Hospital lobby

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Diana G, Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a good visit. We are indeed on the hospital grounds, as our building was a KGH nurses' residence in the early to mid 20th century. More

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74 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The museum is housed in Kingston General Hospital. They seem to have displays, but having had family with nursing graduates I was very disappointed in the displays, much is in storage. Very picky and pretentious in what they want. Does little to celebrate history. Needs some guidance from people whose passion is health history. Glad the admission is by donation.... More

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Diana G, Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Thank you for comments about your visit to the Museum of Health Care. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. We would like to take a minute to address, or try to clarify, some of the issues you raise. The Museum of Health Care leases space, the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site, from... More

British Columbia, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Admission by donation - how can you go wrong? It was interesting, particularly the history of nursing and nurses training. We spent over an hour here, browsing around, looking at old medical equipment, medicine, etc. If you love museums, as I do, you won't want to miss this. One warning: we were there in August, and there is no air... More

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