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Waterloo Region Museum

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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Two Venues For the Price of One!

Whatever the weather, a bit of community history can be found at Waterloo Region Museum. Indoor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rhino20004
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Kitchener, Canada
Always informative and experiential

The museum is in a beautiful setting - near the Doon Pioneer village- and is a jewel of design... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jill S
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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 rural village in 1914, with more than 20 historic buildings, costumed interpreters and farm animals; the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honouring individuals and groups who have brought recognition to themselves and Waterloo Region; and the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre - our world class artifact preservation and storage facility. The Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are open year round. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 1 through December 23. The public hours for the museum and village are different at some times of the year.
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“doon heritage” (24 reviews)
“local history” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
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"pioneer village"
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"doon heritage"
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"local history"
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"hall of fame"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"starry night"
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"step back in time"
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"dressed in period"
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"living history"
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"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"horse drawn wagon ride"
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"educational place to visit"
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"general store"
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"all age groups"
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"train engine"
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"couple hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever the weather, a bit of community history can be found at Waterloo Region Museum. Indoor exhibits complement a fair weather outdoor walk through a real pioneer village highlighting Waterloo County life in 1912.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in a beautiful setting - near the Doon Pioneer village- and is a jewel of design itself. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable while the installations are interesting to all ages.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We walked through the Village and enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere. The horse drawn wagon ride was very fun too. The kids were happy to get a candy cane from Father Christmas. They do such a nice job with decorating and we had a nice time...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Always amazing & informative exhibits. Love walking around the grounds especially in the Fall...beautiful colours & landscaping.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great place to take kids. Ours are ages 3 & 8 and they both had a good time: lots of different activities at all times of the day.

Thank Andrea J
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WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Museum features local historic displays as well as specific showcases on regular schedules. Each showcase is very well produced and highly informative.

Thank drillguy
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WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What a great museum. Modern design, light, airy, and such enthusiastic, helpful staff. We learnt so much about the Waterloo region from its informative panels and films. And loved the 'Trailblazing Women' temporary exhibition telling it like it is. Rain and timing out of season...More

Thank JubileePhil
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went to see the exhibit, "Journey of a Lifetime". Excellent live play and exhibit very informative. Staff very friendly and professional. The village was a bonus!! The Village staff made history come alive! The other exhibits were well organized and made learning fun. Would recommend...More

Thank Interested043
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We didn’t look around inside too much, but the kids (5 and 6) loved the Pioneer Village. They had a great time exploring everything, running around freely, and even learning about what life could be like without screens and microwaves! Very neat opportunity for learning...More

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have passed this building many times. It’s modern look put me off. But I read the on-line reviews and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t with my sister, the staff were friendly and informative. We spent the whole afternoon here and then...More

Thank Donna T
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Natasha V
26 January 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.
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JKKong
4 January 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.
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kathyhulland
10 August 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
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