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Grey Roots Museum & Archives

102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K5N6, Canada
519-376-3690
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Owen Sound
Type: Museums
Owner description: Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative... more » Owner description: Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience. « less
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a recent trip to Grey Bruce we passed by the museum on our way to the cottage. The children were quite excited when they saw it and we looked it up online when we stopped at a nearby wifi location. We have been to the Pioneer Village in Kitchener and although not as large as Kitchener this was very... More

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were there for a family reunion so the museum was key to find out the history of the area. The staff was very helpful. An enjoyable afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Several times my family had driven by and it had been closed or we were too rushed. But we finally went in and I am glad we did! The main building houses several very interesting exhibits, which we looked over quickly. We then headed outside to their wonderful outdoor "village". It was great. Some places only focus on one time... More

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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great place to visit for a few hours. The displays in the main building are good, with some hands on displays, interactive exhibits, and very helpful staff. But it is the outdoor "town" that really makes this place great. Recreated or relocated period buildings from around the area are dotted around the 'town', each staffed by people... More

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to the Grey Roots Museum, unfornately we did not get through it all because I recently hurt and twisted my knee . The archives and stuff that we did see was so interesting though, maybe next year we can go through it all

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This beautifully designed building has a modern, upbeat take on how to display the history of the area. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I was fortunate enough to be here for a special event, The Ontario Handspinning Seminar, where we got to go behind the scenes to see the incredible Dorothy Kirk spinning wheel collection.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We made our first visit with only an hour to closing. We were so impressed we returned the next morning to complete the experience. The only downside was that the heritage village did not open until the end of June, which was a major disappointment. It's a great place to learn about the local history and people - especially Agnes... More

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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review your visit to Grey Roots! We are very glad that your experience was a positive one and that you enjoyed the Print Shop demonstration and our new summer exhibition, Extreme Deep. We share your hope to expand the number of days the Heritage Village is open during the year to accommodate... More

Meaford, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

They have done a lot of loving and thoughtful work putting together this attraction. It is a work in progress as they are planning on building a church for the pioneer village this year. I also enjoyed being able to look up on their in-house computer the resting place of your Grey County ancestors. I am hoping to return there... More

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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review Grey Roots! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum and that you plan to return soon. We endeavour to make the museum facility and Heritage Village as accessible as possible for all visitors. I'll be inquiring further on how to improve our accessibility based on... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It was a lovely museum. It cost us $18.00 to get in ($8 + tax ea.) but it was worth it. We were confused at first of where to go but my husband asked and the staff were more than happy to help. We saw an IMAX movie and a new Deep Sea exhibition. I liked that it wasn't busy... More

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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review Grey Roots! We are glad you enjoyed our new summer exhibits and movie in the Theatre. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Sincerely, Lara Javalyn Community Relations Coordinator Grey Roots Museum & Archives More

GTA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A very well-organized museum complete with outbuildings including an Anishinabe wigwam, a pioneer village with smithy and sawmill and an early 20th-century garage with classic vehicles.

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