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MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

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Always good to visit heritage

Museums of all kinds are such a treat to hit on the road and this one is no exception. Worth the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
KateJourney
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Markdale, Canada
Nothing wrong with it, but not our thing

Tough review to write. All the workers here were really informative and enthusiastic. The reason... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
bobsyouruncle17
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Sarnia, Canada
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  • Excellent31%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“Great new approach!”
Aug 26, 2018
“Interesting displays”
About
We are closed for the 2018 season and will re-open in spring 2019. In 1967, Sandy MacLachlan created the Woodworking Museum as a Centennial Project. To house the collection, he dismantled an 1855 log house, originally built by the White family in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2993 Highway 2 E | K7l 5h6, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V1, Canada
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+1 613-542-0543
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 11, 2014

I took three kids, my nieces and nephew visiting from out of town, age 9,7, and 5 to MacLachlan Woodworking Museum on a warm summer afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. The exhibits are quite professional and the kids were much more intrigued by the odd...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 22, 2017

no one at this "museum" knows anything about woodworking, basically children hired for a summer job without interest or knowledge about cabinet making, timber framing, or even wood/lumber; much less hand planes, saws, chisels, slicks, gouges etc. Nice collection of moulding planes and some interesting...More

2  Thank Richard J
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Dear Richard, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Our curator is a master carpenter who works with a our team of heritage students each summer to ensure they are well versed in the museum's exhibits and workshops. Feedback like yours, though...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thus Summer this museum changed the way you can visit, offering many more workshops and activities for all ages You no longer pay an entry fee but you do have the opportunity to buy a "Lumber Kit" at the museum and then go into the...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The museum is several rooms, the first is an old log cabin with information on log cabins and differences in styles. The next room is collections of woodworking tools, and while we were there a woman was giving a carpentry lesson to a group of...More

Thank travelingmom54
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Museums of all kinds are such a treat to hit on the road and this one is no exception. Worth the visit in a city filled with so many museums.

Thank KateJourney
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

My kids (8 and 10) enjoyed it for the hands on activities and the play room. There are some interesting items but shaping the wood pieces, carving and print making were the hit for the kids.

Thank jarjarjen
Reviewed June 22, 2017

no one at this "museum" knows anything about woodworking, basically children hired for a summer job without interest or knowledge about cabinet making, timber framing, or even wood/lumber; much less hand planes, saws, chisels, slicks, gouges etc. Nice collection of moulding planes and some interesting...More

2  Thank Richard J
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Dear Richard, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Our curator is a master carpenter who works with a our team of heritage students each summer to ensure they are well versed in the museum's exhibits and workshops. Feedback like yours, though...More

Reviewed September 27, 2016

Interesting to visit if you happen to be driving along highway 2.Not a whole lot of anything inside. My husband is a woodworker and he didnt find it a must see..sorry.

Thank Ijustluv2travel
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Tough review to write. All the workers here were really informative and enthusiastic. The reason I can't give it 5/5 is because it wasn't really our thing. That said, if you're interested in the history of woodworking, or giving some basic woodworking tools a go,...More

1  Thank bobsyouruncle17
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Small place, activities for kids. Phone before to be sure and book workshop if necessary. An arboretum complète the place where we picnic

Thank labreze
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The small museum is nicely done. May be really interesting to folks who are interested in tools, local woods and general information. While we were there we saw an exhibit on the Shakers. It was very well done with examples of furnishings and explanation of...More

Thank 3,522
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a small quaint museum. If you are a wood worker or appreciate woodworking this is a good stop. They even have an area for children to play with wood working tools. Great stop and very knowledgeable staff.

Thank CrackedCrock
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