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Grey Roots Museum & Archives

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Address: 102599 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6, Canada
Phone Number: 519-376-3690
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Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that...

Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience.

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great way to spend a day out of the sun

Been to this museum a number of times over the year. its a great way to get out of the heat or rain for a day and learn about the area and some of the wonderful history for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tyler Z
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this museum a number of times over the year. its a great way to get out of the heat or rain for a day and learn about the area and some of the wonderful history for the area and special exhibits they bring in for interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a very family friendly venue with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It appears entire buildings were saved from local demolition and moved to the site. Inside, the facilities are neat and clean. The front staff are friendly. It's along the Grey Road 18 detour about the city core. If you need to quickly get up/down to/from the NBP,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Most museum of this kind (focusing on local history) tend to be a bit run down with some generic exhibits on local history. While this topic is prevalent here, this museum is so much more. First of all, while we were there, the museum was showing an exhibit on replicas of famous Egyptian artifacts. The rest of the museum is... More 

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Thank FirstCircle
Southern Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We attended as part of a historic display of antique vehicles and were welcomed by the staff. I took a lot of time to visit each display and was particularly impressed with the working black smith shop. I leared SO much there. The cabins are really charming, each depicting a certain type of living. I LOVED the indoor displays. I... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Our family visited here during our road trip as it was conveniently on our way to up north. The price was about $22 for two adults and two youth which was worth it. There were two exhibits and a heritage museum with lots of volunteers who gave us lots of great information about the 1800's- 1900's in Owen Sound. Our... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Museum was MUCH bigger than I expected. They had six exhibits inside PLUS the outdoor heritage museum. We both liked the history exhibit best (first one on the left). We failed miserably at the "guess what this tool is used for" interactive quiz but it was really fun to play. Seeing the Egyptian stuff was a nice treat. Outside is... More 

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Thank CityGal_11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

The place was pretty quite when I visited. I don't know if it was just a slow day or if it is not that popular. But, despite all that this place is amazing and I don't know why it was so quite. They have put together spectacular and very informative displays. I recommend giving yourself 3 hours or so to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

If you have family in gray county ontario this is the place to serch .they have all the county history from early 1800 to the present. A wonderful display of early life in gray county.A lot of history of townships. Maps of early towns and areas that are no longer on the newer maps.

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A special place to visit and look at our past.Excellent exhibits! Moreston Village is a step back in history.The volunteers are excellent guides and demonstrators. A great place to take a family.

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Thank DonSankey
Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This place continues to get better. Besides the permanent displays there is usually a special theme display. The pioneer village is a work in progress and has grown substantially since I first visited here about 10 years ago. Kids will never be bored and lots of room to run.

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