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Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Christmas at the Village

We took our kids to the evening pioneer village event. Not only was it so fascinating it was such a... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Jessicabird
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Meaford, Canada
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Fascinating local historical info!

Spacious site with outdoor museum. Volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable.Lots of info about... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
pothorse
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Owen Sound, Canada
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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...more
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102599 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6, Canada
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All reviews pioneer village blacksmith shop interactive exhibits local history old cars saints and sinners log cabin great exhibits great place to take the family grey bruce lots of free parking special events on site all ages volunteers prohibition display
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We took our kids to the evening pioneer village event. Not only was it so fascinating it was such a great learning experience for them. The effort they put into the houses + everything is brilliant. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and so kind. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessicabird
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Spacious site with outdoor museum. Volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable.Lots of info about local communities , artefacts and former buildings.Some are rebuilt on site with meticulous attention to detail..All has improved and grown steadily over the years... Particularly like the special events and exhibitions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place to immerse yourself to 19th century Canadian people’s farm life. You can either go to inside first which is the museum, or the outside first where you can see the houses evolution starts from 1853. I really like the school scene, you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

A great place to take your family. Moreston Village is a great experience for the kids. From the pioneer house to the log cabin. They have an old school house, a blacksmith shop and a old fashioned garage. And if it's hot outside you can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank darlenevanwyck
greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you, Darlene!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

This museum is on the history of the immediate geographic area. It works well for all ages between hefty stuff to read for adults or older children 15 and up), things to tour and try little quizzes for kids in the 8-14 range, and interactive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks so much for your detailed review, Dave! You are correct that our exhibits rotate. Ice Age Mammals is moving out soon, to be replaced with an exhibit on apple farming in Grey County. We aim to have activities for both children and adults, and...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

If you are in the Area and looking for something to check out this Moreston Heritage Village is a must see It is with the Grey Roots Museum & Archives. This Display of items and artifacts from Days gone by is very well done and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug M
greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Doug! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Moreston. Times certainly have changed!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is a GREAT Museum and offers an interesting outdoors Pioneer Village Experience as well. Kind of in the middle of nowhere but worth the drive and lots of free parking. Really a very enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CanadaJones
greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you so much, CanadaJones! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and found us worth the drive! Hopefully you were able to stop in at Moreland Place next door and Inglis Falls down the street while you were here, too!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Grey Roots Museum and Archives is dedicated to the history in the region that I live amd choose to retire in. We might not have a long and exciting a history as european countries but it is still history. I have grey roots.

Date of experience: July 2018
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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for your review, chickandbeast! We love this area too.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

I have been to Owen Sound several times but this was my first visit to the museum. I learned a lot about the growth and people of Owen Sound. I thought the displays were very well done. I liked the display on Saints and sinners.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mae M
greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you, Mae! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed June 13, 2018

I asked the lady at Reception whether I could learn about the formation of the Niagara Escarpment and she waved me towards the back of the museum and gave me the impression that it was the first time she had ever heard those words in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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greyrootsmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Hello John, We’re sorry to hear that you had such an unpleasant experience. Our main gallery is at the early stages of a much needed renovation, and we are certainly aiming to make sure exhibits are clear, easy to read, and fully functional. The Ice...More

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