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Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

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Address: 275 Steamboat Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9 , Canada
Phone Number: (705) 687- 2115
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Grace & Speed

E xcellent displays of years gone by in the boating industry. Good historical accounts of resorts throughout the Muskoka area. Interactive displays. You could spend hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Sandyj7
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Bracebridge, Ontario
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Bracebridge, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

E xcellent displays of years gone by in the boating industry. Good historical accounts of resorts throughout the Muskoka area. Interactive displays. You could spend hours enjoying this museum, especially in milder months when the in-water boats are on display. Easy access for all ages.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Although I did not have the time to take a tour of this place, I just visited the lobby and heard what they had to offer. Seemed very interesting. Perhaps will visit them the next time.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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