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Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

Address: 275 Steamboat Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9 , Canada
Phone Number: (705) 687- 2115
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Gravenhurst
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited this museum while we waited to board the Segwun steam boat. The entrance is free if you buy a ticket for a tour around the lake Muskoka. The ladies working at the front are very friendly and give you a quick info session of what you will see in the museum. All the boats are in very good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Didn't have much time to visit the centre as it was closing shortly, but in the few minutes I was there for, I was mesmerized by the collection of antique canoes and power boats this centre has. There are various artifacts dating back to the 1900s... Also, there are activities and workshops which are held or the kids, so if... More 

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Fonthill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The admission for the museum is free if you've taken a cruise on the local steamship, the Segwun. The museum has a great variety of things to look at. Everything is well presented and a variety of media is used. The museum has a boat dock behind it . The wooden boats in the dock area have been restored and... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My boyfriend's grandfather volunteered at Grace and Speed until he passed away. I think he even worked up until a week before he passed - he loved it that much. Whenever we were with him, he would always talk about this place and would always educate us with really interesting information about steam engine boats. My knowledge of boats isn't... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an interactive 'museum' based on the steamships with other displays and is attractive to both the young and older segments of our society. Right now they are displaying the 'big band' era, highlighting Dunn's Pavilion in Bala as well as the permanent displays of the Segwun, background history of the development of the area and of course, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited after a steamer cruise on the RMS Segwun - see separate review :). As others say, the entrance fee is included in the cruise fee. Actually this is a really good way to spend an hour and a half. Good exhibits in the museum. My daughter liked the bridge and the harbour mock-up. I liked the speedboats dating from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Don't ever book your wedding here. We ordered wine with dinner. No wine was served because there was no servers. Dishes weren't cleaned up after people ate. When asked about the wine they said no wine was ordered yet the frig was stocked with wine. Groomsmen had to cut and serve the wedding cake. No organization at all. Good thing... More 

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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum, which was both engaging and informative. The boats are beautiful, and the volunteer guides were really helpful. Much better than many larger museums!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A museum featuring the Muskokas of a by-gone age it is well worth spending an hour or so here prior to taking a cruise through Muskoka cottage country of today.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We held our son's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner July 2014 in the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst. The event was beyond our expectations! This location and its atmosphere provide a perfect place for people to mix and get to know each other. Our meal was catered by Fresh Kutz from Bracebridge and was excellent. The mix of staff from... More 

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