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“small but trying hard”

Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archive (PAMA)
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Brampton
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Owner description: PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone.
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“small but trying hard”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

PAMA is relatively new and as such is growing. The staff and volunteers have been putting together some very good programs and presentations,. Upcoming is a display of tattoo photos and their stories. The historic display area of Peel region is very interesting. This is not the Royal Ontario Museum but it's worth a look.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“World class gallery museum and archives”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

For decades Brampton and the Region of Peel and a large group of volunteers have worked to provide a top notch facility for people to learn about art, artefacts and the history. PAMA is unmatched in Ontario for its local history collection and the depth of its local art collection. NOT to be missed by visitors and residents of Brampton.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A quality small museum and gallery”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The gallery has a fascinating collection of art and I didn't get to see it all as part of it was closed when I went. The portion incorporating the old gaol is also very interesting and educational. A good way to spend an hour or two and very inexpensive admission.

Visited May 2013
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Barrie, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
183 attraction reviews
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“I think locals will especially enjoy what their museum has to offer, although this traveler was also impressed.”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I recently had a chance to visit the newly renovated PAMA. The combination art gallery, museum, and archives is housed in a complex of four historic buildings connected through underground tunnels. The gallery (located in the old courthouse) features works by local artists. A bit on the small side, although there were a few pieces that definitely stood out to me. The museum is very effective in showing the growth of Peel region, particularly the ever-changing economy. It seems every generation had to adapt to careers totally different from the last. The museum also includes a large interactive map which allows you to view a huge cache of photos, videos, & historic maps of the region. Quite interesting. However the highlight of my visit was definitely the former jail. The chance to sit in one of the cells and contemplate what life was like for an inmate left a strong impression.

Visited April 2013
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