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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

53 Yonge St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 6G4, Canada
+1 613-542-2261
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Lost its home - still worth the visit!

The Marine Museum has had to move from its original historic dry dock location thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Markdale, Canada
An attractive Marine Museum that is now closed

We parked right in front of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Somehow there seems that... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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53 Yonge St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 6G4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Marine Museum has had to move from its original historic dry dock location thanks to the federal government selling the site. Such a shame for them to lose their space and their classic ship has now sailed back to northern Ontario. But you can...More

Thank KateJourney
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We parked right in front of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Somehow there seems that something was missing. There were no name on that building. We approached it and found the doors were closed. We asked a nearby attraction if this Marine Museum...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is closed now with no expectation of reopening soon. Too bad, it was a worthwhile place to visit but it was evicted by the new property owner. The artifacts are stored, and the ice breaker is now back in Thunder Bay where it was...More

Thank susan618
Reviewed 21 March 2017

As others have pointed out, this excellent waterfront museum left downtown Kingston as did the icebreaker. I have not visited any displays relocated at Olympic Harbour in Portsmouth.

Thank bearman944
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Temporary location so not as good as before. The icebreaker ALEXANDER HENRY has left town. Hopefully the Museum will find a permanent home soon.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Due to complete stupidity (in my opinion) on the part of the City of Kingston the museum property was sold to a developer and the museum is no longer. The Alexander Henry is gone and all the artifacts are in storage at the Portsmouth Olympic...More

Thank grapefruits
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Soon this museum will be gone forever as the owner has not renewed the Museum lease siting loss of income. Only good news is the local SCUBA community is trying to get the boat sunk out front of Kingston in Lake Ontario for an attraction...More

Thank altarose22
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I rated this as very good based on a past visit to the Museum. Back in the day there was a land based museum that was very informative, and the ice breaker ship was actually used as a B & B affiliated with the museum...More

1  Thank sbstitcher
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Despite all of the advertisements for it, unfortunately the museum has had to close down due to the owner of the mooring charging more than they can afford. Apparently the museum is trying to find alternative ways to re-open, but not in the near-future. I've...More

1  Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This floating museum in Kingston is just okay. It was very hot inside and could of opened some windows or have fans. It would also be good if there was a makeover inside, just to freshen it up.

1  Thank johnsR7389PQ
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