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Museum Windsor

254 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada
+1 519-253-1812
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Fun to check out.

Nicely set up displays with some hands on activities for kids or adults. Enjoyable to wander... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
funnybunnie
,
Windsor
well worth a visit

A good introduction to the history of the area, quite a small museum but we enjoyed our visit for... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
organ254
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Cymru
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The newly rebranded Museum Windsor (previously Windsor's Community Museum) consists of the Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Drive W. Both present exhibitions on the history of Windsor, Ontario and area. While the Francois Baby House exhibitions highlight the French origins of this area, and the War of 1812 and the Battle of Windsor, the Chimczuk Museum features exhibitions detailing the whole history of Windsor and area from early geologic time through the present. The Chimczuk Museum site also features separate exhibitions on Indigenous peoples, a Hands-on-History room for children and temporary exhibitions.
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Oct 5, 2016
“well worth a visit”
Jul 28, 2016
“Exceeded expectations”
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254 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada
City Centre
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+1 519-253-1812
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Nicely set up displays with some hands on activities for kids or adults. Enjoyable to wander through the exhibits. A little bit of Windsor and surrounding area's history is displayed with some quick little trivia questions scattered around which are fun to play. Wish it...More

Thank funnybunnie
Reviewed October 5, 2016

A good introduction to the history of the area, quite a small museum but we enjoyed our visit for about 1.5 hours.

Thank organ254
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Francois Baby House. Thank you for your positive feedback.

Reviewed September 24, 2016

Sorry but I cannot recommend Museum Windsor. It's too small plus it's way too boring! It's free though so that's the only thing great about it. Not recommended.

Thank Wayne0083
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

So sorry you did not enjoy your experience at the Francois Baby House site of Museum Windsor. Perhaps you would prefer the larger Museum Windsor site - The Chimczuk Museum which is just down the street and has much larger displays, and more hands-on activities.

Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visited the Maison Francois Baby House. Admission was free and the overall experience was a bargain. One half deals with the War of 1812 and the other half provides some of the early French history of Windsor. If you take your time and watch all...More

1  Thank Clemente71
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

So happy you had a great visit to our free-admission Francois Baby House! Our front desk staff love the opportunity to talk to visitors. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon (and that next time the GPS doesn't send you the...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016

The museum was laid out out in a clever and thoughtful way. Exhibits were diverse and interesting. I would like to see a bit more emphasis on native peoples but what they had was a good start. I woul recommend a visit.More

1  Thank RIG65
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Museum Windsor now consists of two locations now. The Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Dr. W. There are new exhibits at both sites. The Chimczuk Museum features an...More

Reviewed May 3, 2016

So glad we found the museum, we were not expecting to spend so much time in it, but we started watching this very good film on the history of the war of 1812. Loved all the exhibits and we learned a lot too.

1  Thank ronna1954
Reviewed March 6, 2016

15 minutes well spent and it's free admission, highy recommend! We thought we "knew all that" but left with a much better understanding of early north-americxan history.

1  Thank Andreas G
Reviewed September 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this place. My company surely enjoyed this Museum even more than I did! They are courteous, accommodating and helpful.

Thank detigoronto19bj
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Right behind the Waterfront hotel, free and open to the public. It is housed in one of the oldest houses in Windsor, and contains the history of the community, as well as some of Detroit's history.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really like this little museum in the historical house. The volunteer working was a very nice and informative woman. They had information in various languages, including Francais and English. They also had a stair lift chair for those who could not walk. Good little...More

Thank kitkat2986
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