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Address: 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
Phone Number: 613-548-2419
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved...

The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston strives to connect visitors with the experience of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues

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very interesting!

This was a very interesting museum, situated adjacent to the Kingston Hospital and Queen's University Campus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Samara S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting museum, situated adjacent to the Kingston Hospital and Queen's University Campus.

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Thank Samara S
Mississauga, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are very interesting and for some items there is a lot of written information. My daughter found the iron lung very interesting. I enjoyed the exhibits highlighting medicines in years past. We visited the museum at 10 am. We did not see another person the entire time we were there. It was also very warm. Either they don't... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the exhibits and information provided about the history of our medical services. Even spoke with a Doctor (from that era) who explained how surgical procedures were done (without medication) and what tools were used. Very happy we took the time to visit - located close enough to downtown and parking wasn't an issue. (donations are accepted but no fee... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Always walked by this place for a year, but never went in. Finally got around to visiting the museum this past month and found it to be an educational and fun way to spend an hour or so!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This museum hoses some excellent artifacts such as an iron long and A medical electrostatic generator

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Thank Greg B
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

A really informative visit about the history of health care in Canada with a focus on Kingston. Located in a beautiful heritage building and just across the street from Lake Ontario. Its close to downtown Kingston and lots of other great attractions. It does not have any parking on site but there is some available close by and its right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

The history of healthcare is a lot more interesting than it sounds at first cut. This provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction, with an emphasis on Ontario.

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Thank SteveNEUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Although it only takes 45-75 minutes to get through, admission is by donation. An obvious choice for anyone visiting Queen's with an hour to kill, or anyone with even a remote interest in the WWI or Victorian periods--not just medicine!

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Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't even heard of this museum before, so we were thrilled when we went. We had a guided tour from a history student, who did a great job. It took about an hour to go through all the exhibits and entrance is by donation. Definitely recommend!

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MuseumofHealthCare, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation and kind words. We are very proud of our museum and we are delighted that you had such a positive experience with us. We hope you'll come back and enjoy another visit in the future! Sincerely, Deanna Way More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a pleasant surprise and a terrific way to spend a couple of hours. Very low key, but very informative. An interesting setting in a former nurses' residence. It is very close to Lake Ontario and Queen's University.

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MuseumofHealthCare, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Health Care, responded to this review

Good morning Joanne, Thank you for your visit and for writing such kind words. We are happy to hear you have a positive experience at the Museum. Regards, Diana Gore More 

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