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Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

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Address: 275 Steamship Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9, Canada
Phone Number: 17056872115
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Welcome to the one-of-a-kind Muskoka Discovery Centre where we preserve the...

Welcome to the one-of-a-kind Muskoka Discovery Centre where we preserve the traditions of the steamship, boat building and resort era while continually educating the public about life in and around the water.

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Much more than it's title suggests

I visited this museum to learn more about the restoration of the RMS Segwun that I had cruised on Lake Muskoka the day before. This museum did offer a lot with respect to this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
London, Canada

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Acton, Canada
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're a muskoka boat enthusiast you will have the oppurtunity to see about a dozen beautiful restored boats. Otherwise it's an average museum. Full of facts about the lake and area but not exciting. Has a kids area and they will probably race through to get there.

Thank lucyl64
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this museum to learn more about the restoration of the RMS Segwun that I had cruised on Lake Muskoka the day before. This museum did offer a lot with respect to this, but I was pleasantly surprised to take in all the other exhibits that talked about the geography and biology of the area, local history, as well... More 

Thank Helen2222
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to the museum. The admission is included with the fare for the Steamship tour. It is well done and worth the time. There is a large children's play area with lots of hand-on activities. I recommend this for all ages. Parents need to be prepared to interact with their kids; there is lots to do.

Thank SallyW7630202
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum, great staff, if you want to know why Gravenhurst exists you'll find out here. Wonderful display of old boats. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank 6491
Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressed wit this museum, free if booking a steamship cruise of Lake Muskoka. The antique boats and canoes fully restored in the boat house are absolutely stunning to see. Great time had then a short walk to the wharf for food, drinks and enjoying the lake views

Thank mtnbound54
Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we picked up our tickets for the mid afternoon cruise on the Seqwun we were informed that a visit to the Heritage Centre was included. We only had a little over 30 minutes for the tour but it was well worthwhile. The display was a journey back to the age when boating and cottaging was much more of an... More 

Thank Warren D
Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Visited the Centre while on a conference in Gravenhurst and wow! What an awesome display of vintage boats and aquatic and marine displays throughout the centre. It is right on the water in Gravenhurst Bay and is a must see if visiting the area. Takes you back in time for sure! Awesome!

1 Thank RichChar05
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A visit to the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst is a must-see museum. The feature of the museum is North America's largest in-water indoor collection of gorgeous restored luxury boats which were the pride of the millionaires of Muskoka at the turn-of-the-century. These polished immaculate mahogany boats are housed in slips within the museum. Also featured is a... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

this ticket is included in the steamship ticket and it a nice place to get an idea of what the area was like in the early days when the area was the place to go. Lots of great history here.

1 Thank solo_gal4scenery
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The history and romance of Muskoka boats is on full display with many exhibits and real working boats sitting in the water inside the museum. Much about the early history of the area and the steamships that took vacationers to their cottages. Run by dedicated volunteers, this museum is a must see for the whole family.

1 Thank 777DanielG

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