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Address: 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
Phone Number: 613-548-2419
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The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved...

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2013
Dee D
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Barrie, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of healthcare is a lot more interesting than it sounds at first cut. This provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction, with an emphasis on Ontario.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Although it only takes 45-75 minutes to get through, admission is by donation. An obvious choice for anyone visiting Queen's with an hour to kill, or anyone with even a remote interest in the WWI or Victorian periods--not just medicine!

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Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't even heard of this museum before, so we were thrilled when we went. We had a guided tour from a history student, who did a great job. It took about an hour to go through all the exhibits and entrance is by donation. Definitely recommend!

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MuseumofHealthCare, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation and kind words. We are very proud of our museum and we are delighted that you had such a positive experience with us. We hope you'll come back and enjoy another visit in the future! Sincerely, Deanna Way More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a pleasant surprise and a terrific way to spend a couple of hours. Very low key, but very informative. An interesting setting in a former nurses' residence. It is very close to Lake Ontario and Queen's University.

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MuseumofHealthCare, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Good morning Joanne, Thank you for your visit and for writing such kind words. We are happy to hear you have a positive experience at the Museum. Regards, Diana Gore More 

Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This museum is right by KGH and no admission fee is required. It makes for a nice visit if you have a free afternoon and you are in the neighbourhood. I was very interested because I love history and this sounded promising. There was a young girl there who showed my husband and I around and answered our questions. It's... More 

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MuseumofHealthCare, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by the Museum of Health Care at Kingston and for your kind words regarding our exhibits. It's always helpful to hear feedback from our visitors. Nursing history plays an important part of the Museum's history and focus and we are striving to best represent that history. If you are interested in nursing history, we also developed... More 

Barrie, Canada
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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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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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101 attraction reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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