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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
+1 905-546-4797
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Family day

Great fun. Lots of science here for the kids. We saw fulcrums....levers....gears...etc. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Sheryll J
via mobile
Glad we stopped!

Coming through Hamilton we decided to stop at a few tourist destinations and I'm glad we did! Renne... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
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Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution. Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines. The historic Hamilton Waterworks is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. The museum offers guided tours, various permanent and changing exhibits and features special events for the whole family, including Live Steamer Days from May through October.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
+1 905-546-4797
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great fun. Lots of science here for the kids. We saw fulcrums....levers....gears...etc. Lots of antiques.

1  Thank Sheryll J
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Coming through Hamilton we decided to stop at a few tourist destinations and I'm glad we did! Renne was amazing! She was very knowledgeable, extremely friendly with a good sense of humor. The tour is less than an hour, and very small. I would suggest...More

1  Thank Turtlelov3
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had a great afternoon celebrating Thomas Keefer's birthday with cake and a free tour. Our guide Phillip was amazing. He had my 4 year daughter engaged and interested in everything. We will definitely be recommending other people visit and we will likely be returning...More

1  Thank ThatHippieMom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous museum find in Hamilton! An interesting story two 70-ton steam engines. The guide Phillip was enthusiastic and made history come alive for us all. This is a rare and amazing find!

1  Thank Hedgren
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband and I visited this museum recently on a whim and did not really know what to expect. We chose to have a tour instead of going through ourselves. I very much recommend the tour-- the museum does not have much in the way...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Interesting both inside and out, architecture Was nice to walk around and take in everything An easy drive from the city too

1  Thank mytejomouse
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I enjoyed the tour but my wife and daughter were not impressed. I'm technology minded and loved the 1900 era steam powered pumps and the beauty of brass and mechanisms. The best part was when they operated the steam pump via electric motor and you...More

1  Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Went during Doors Open Hamilton and wondered around. Took a steam mini train ride around the museum and it was fun. A bit far but worth a few visits.

1  Thank Mira_que_Bella
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Interesting place to visit. Guide explains how steam was used to provide water to Hamilton years ago.

Thank Marilyn048
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to get there when there were no other visitors. Got a guide to show me around. It's not a big museum and visiting without a guide would be kind of boring. What brings it all to life is the guide's description of...More

Thank Michel R
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