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The OPP Museum

777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3, Canada
(705) 329-6889
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Orillia
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Orillia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend some time there. Lots of history & interesting stories. The staff have a wealth of knowledge & there are many exhibits which they can explain in detail. There's a cafeteria serving breakfast & lunch & also a shop selling memorabilia & clothing, caps etc.

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Kincardine, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

the reason I went was to see the old police cars. it was worth the drive itself. There was lots to choose from in the gift shop something for everybody whether your a hat type of person or shirts or just little things. I here maybe 2 years ago so ignore the date of visit

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Orillia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We've been a couple of times to this museum over the past couple of years, once was during a family day activity day - which had lots of other activities going on at the station as well as in the museum. Today we were visiting Orillia and had some extra time so we thought we would pop by. We were... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We start in the museum by ourselves. There was no guide or staff to assist. Maybe it was the day we went (midweek). We didn't realize until we were half way thought that you could pull out drawers to see more information. The kids were a little bored but the did like the dress up area.

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Orillia, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Took my grandson for a visit and was disappointed. There are a few old police cruisers to see plus whatever use to be in some police vaults. There should be more inter active displays for the younger visitors.

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Oakville, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Since I am into museums and history, this is why I rated this very high. Located on the ground floor the OPP GHQ building, this small and free l musem does justice to the history of this provincial police service. There are stand up displays plus hands on demonstrations. They have a curator along with a small staff to devote... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My daughter had fun here. just a time filler. nothing spectacular though. If you need to blow 30 minutes to an hour and you have an interest in the OPP, then you might like it.

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Muskoka, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was cool to see some what was there: old cruisers, equipment and such. But I would have expected a lot more. There must be a ton of stuff in the archives. However, as always, it costs a lot to organize it all, and nobody knows about this place anyway.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you are interested in some recent history, there is a bit here, although focused in a small area of knowledge. Interesting, some neat displays.

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Barrie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you like police work related stuff you will like this place. It's right on the first floor of the headquarters in Orillia. It's free and worth a visit if you are in the area.

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