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Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
+1 905-262-5676
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1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
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+1 905-262-5676
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"printing press"
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"tour guide"
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"hands on activities"
in 5 reviews
"print shop"
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"type setting"
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"an excellent job of explaining"
in 3 reviews
"canadian history"
in 10 reviews
"niagara on the lake"
in 11 reviews
"great tour"
in 5 reviews
"upper canada"
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"explained how"
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"great explanation"
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"interesting visit"
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"first hand"
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"interesting place"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the hands on experience of setting type by hand. Watch your p's and q's! Our guide Jenna was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Well done!

Thank petetreat
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

An easy stop on the way to Niagara on the Lake when coming from Niagara Falls. A very attractive stone building with very interesting displays and presses. If you are not interested in a detailed history of Printing in Canada the entire tour should take...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

The Mackenzie printery is one of a selection of several museums that can be done in the same day and another most interesting place. Great to see the old presses and to have ago yourself the guide was excellent, Kate I think, and the museum...More

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We don't spend much time in museums because of disability, but this one is definitely worth a visit, especially for anyone who was ever involved in the newspaper industry.

Thank HotelierJohn
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Fantastic history of printing and newspapers with hands-on activities. Corwan was a great guide, and we had a lovely time. Tours are about 45 minutes long, and seemed to be starting about every 45 or so. We heard a staff telling one person that they...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

William Lyon Mackenzie had left his country of Scotland and moved to Ontario, Canada. He is the one who established in Niagara-on-the-lake a newspaper named the Colonial Advocate. Very early on, he became a critic of the Family Compact. More and more people sided with...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

The tour guide was very well versed in the history of printing as well as in the history of Canada. This museum is small in size but it is awesome. Interactive, fun, informative and extraordinary.

Thank eliroly
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure to visit the Mackenzie Printery and newspaper museum in Queenston (Niagara on the lake) yesterday. It was really interesting and we were even able to print 2 items ourselves. Our guide Kait was absolutely awesome, very interesting, she even took the...More

Thank QuebecGrizz
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

When my wife and I visited, we thought the main attraction was information on William Lyon MacKenzie, but this museum is really much more about early printing processes in Canada. The guide was very well versed in the areas history and did an excellent job...More

Thank ICFY95
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

Two rooms full of printing presses through history including a Linotype machine - my favorite. You get to set your own type and print things, along with a history of Mr. MacKenzie and "Upper Canada."

Thank David N
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Charles E
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Response from texasguy956 | Reviewed this property |
Museum is open seasonally from 10:00 to 5:00, in 2015 it was May 9 to Sept 7 and then weekends to the end of Oct. Cost of admission $6.00 for adults $4.75 for kids over five.
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