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Waterloo Region Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fascinating museum complete with a heritage village

My family had a wonderful time this summer appreciating the history this museum has to offer. The... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
An amazingly large museum complete with heritage village

This museum is fairly new and a rather large museum. We easily spent an hour in the heritage... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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“pioneer village”(21 reviews)
“doon heritage”(26 reviews)
“local history”(17 reviews)
Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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All reviews pioneer village doon heritage local history interesting exhibits hall of fame step back in time all ages living history couple hours on display train tracks all age groups general store hands on activities march break kitchener area waterloo
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

My family had a wonderful time this summer appreciating the history this museum has to offer. The museum exhibits are very fascinating, interactive, informative and innovative. It doesn't matter what age you are, you'll be mesmerized with what you will see inside. We visited Doon...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This museum is fairly new and a rather large museum. We easily spent an hour in the heritage village and over a couple hours in the museum indoors. The exhibits are well organized and nicely presented showcasing the town's history and development. Staff was super...More

Thank Roadster8
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum specializes in the history of this area, manufacturing and innovations are displayed. It has a movie theatre on location for select shows and group presentations. It is a modern Hall with an ample open space with tables. During summer you can sit outside...More

Thank Herminio S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do. The kids had a blast. Very low admission price. Worth every penny. Great way to entertain kids during school break.

Thank shaw4
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The day was enjoyed by the whole family. Walking and exploring. Learning how people lived ‘long ago’. Wagon rides, farm animals and games and crafts. Our family has visited many times and we will keep coming back.

Thank nikistather
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I live in Kitchener and I visit this place once or twice a year. You get to know the history of Kitchener and makes you feel like you are in 1910. A great place to bring your family.

Thank schumanchowdhry
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Interesting exhibits with access to the village to see life in the late 1800's. There is a train adjacent to the museum - great for all ages.

Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great activities for all ages and tie in with Doon pioneer village. The local history lesson by decades is fun to walk through.

Thank simulacrum_99
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We went today on Canada Day & it was free which was very nice for them to do. The inside museum was really cool. It had a lot to see with an upstairs section also with many sitting benches to rest. It was also very...More

Thank Melinda F
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building! Our 3yo loves the building as much as the exhibits (big windows, ramps and stairs, train tracks in the floor). This is a great place to hang out with small kids on weekdays. Loads of space to roam and a bonus that the...More

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Keri S, Guest Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you for your comments. We're so glad you and your child enjoy visiting the museum. We do have a terrific program for children ages 2-4 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings that they may also enjoy. It runs from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., and...More

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Natasha V
January 26, 2017|
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Response from Ronald R | Reviewed this property |
No, but "The Museum" is downtown Kitchener, not the same, is really a children's museum. Better.
January 4, 2017|
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Response from debit7 | Reviewed this property |
Hello...the indoor exhibits could certainly be enjoyed in the winter time, and I am sure the grounds would be beautiful, too.
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Tom R | Property representative |
Hi Kathy. We've checked the collections' database at the Waterloo Region Museum and our vertical file - we don't have a copy of the booklet. I'd recommend that you contact St. Marie Among the Huron and/or the Waterloo... More