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Timmins Museum : National Exhibition Centre

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Address: 325 Second Avenue, Timmins, Ontario P4N 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-360-2617
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Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre provides heritage and...
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre provides heritage and cultural services to the residents of Timmins. It exists to preserve, present and promote the history, arts and culture of Timmins, Northeastern Ontario and Canada.
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Good Exhibits, Well Displayed

The Art Gallery had some pretty interesting pieces, especially some re-cycled works. The Museum shows the history of Timmins well. AND there's a good performance space for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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Timmins, Canada
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142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

they have a variety of unique items that are hard to find. the clerk was very friendly and went into the back to find items that they did not have on the floor at the time. she was kind enough to find me exactly what i needed, even with a foot injury. i ended up purchasing very lovely items. i... More 

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Sudbury,ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Art Gallery had some pretty interesting pieces, especially some re-cycled works. The Museum shows the history of Timmins well. AND there's a good performance space for readings. We liked the Gift Shop which would be a great place to shop for more unusual and local gifts.

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Timmins, Canada
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142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a great place to stop . They always have interesting exhibits and fun items in the gift shop. Some of the staff is very nice however some are not knowledgeable or willing to help.

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Timmins, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I recently attended the museum while showing some of my out of town relatives our City of Timmins. The museum was meant to be one of the highlights, however the minuscule mining exhibit, along with a "silent movie" running on a loop did not measure up to even the lowest expectations. The Art display was good, however there were no... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small town museum which has relocated to a new building. The displays change on an almost monthly basis. There are also various sessions (crafts, etc.) offered for a pretty reasonable price. Some are events for children and others target adults. The curator is particularly knowledgeable about the area, but all staff are quite polite and helpful. Given... More 

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Roxanne C, Manager at Timmins Museum : National Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do change our exhibits frequently and admission is always free. We strive to offer many different programmes for children and adults in the community. This summer we offer Discovery Days which begin the first week in August. If you are planning a visit to our museum, please have a look at our website to... More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went there expecting to learn something about Timmins and its history, and probably about its raison d'etre, mining. Nothing at all! And nothing about its famous daughter Shania Twain. A nice clean well run place full of nothing. They had a temporary exhibition of Egyptian artifacts, but that is all. Very disappointing.

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Roxanne C, Manager at Timmins Museum : National Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

We are sorry you had such a disappointing experience at our museum. Unfortunately, you visited us during a time of transition. Our local history gallery exhibits change a couple times a year and we were in the process of installing the next local exhibit which is now open and does feature our mining history. Our other gallery is the National... More 

Timmins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Excellent! They have local artist works displayed at all times. They bring in travelling exhibits which are good. They have unique gifts in their gift shop area.

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Timmins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The museum put on displays for Timmins 100th anniversary as a city.They were original and well displayed.I was very proud of the work done by the museum.

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I decided to take my son Zachary for a visit to the Timmins museum and take a look at the displays and store inside. What we saw was an amazing and very miticulously placed exibit of war history and timmins history. The items and information displayed was very interesting and educational. We took pictures with displys set up for the... More 

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timmins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

A long time coming and very well done the new location is great. Library for researching and great exhibits

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