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Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
+1 519-836-1221
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Nice for a rainy day

Good for kids and adults, has both for exploration. Little store within., Clean and fully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
662panosm
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Guelph
Fascinating displays which are highly instructive

A must visit in Guelph..gives entrance to McRae museum on Water Street too.amazing variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NICHOLASVancouverBc
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VANCOUVER BC
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The Guelph Civic Museum showcases Guelph's history through permanent and changing exhibits, a fun and interactive families gallery, and special events and activities. Located in the recently renovated Loretto Convent, atop the hill at Norfolk Street and beside the landmark Church of Our Lady, the museum is home to a collection of artifacts that bring Guelph's past to life.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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+1 519-836-1221
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for kids and adults, has both for exploration. Little store within., Clean and fully accessible.

Thank 662panosm
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Guelph..gives entrance to McRae museum on Water Street too.amazing variety of information available..very big on water on our planet. Lovely gift shop and housed in a lovely building. I am going to take out an annual pass when I move there.

Thank NICHOLASVancouverBc
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and plan on becoming a part of our Guelph Museums family! Our membership provides access to Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House as well as Waterloo Region Museum and Wellington County Museum. Enjoy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is within the renovated Loretto Convent which is located atop The Hill in Downtown Guelph. Through exhibits, the museum brings Guelph's past to life. The museum also provides exhibit space for many events and special presentations. The front lawn/patio of the museum became...More

Thank McFairlie-Guelph
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Hope you return this summer to visit upcoming exhibit "To the Gathering Place" at the Civic Museum.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Staff took us on a well informed walking tour of Guelph. Saw various historical sites within easy walking distance. 45 minute presentation. Very knowledgable staffer.

Thank Philip L
Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your walking tour. Thank you for such a kind review!

Reviewed 13 March 2017

With a great deal of effort, community involvement and the perseverance of enthusiastic local historians, the Guelph Civic Museum became a reality, overcoming misinformed and unsupportive opponents. What an outstanding win for the City of Guelph. For decades, Guelph has been a hub of fascinating...More

Thank akerstreamj
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Passionate community members are the driving force behind Guelph Museums and inspire us to bring Guelph's stories to life. Thank you for your ongoing support of Guelph Museums!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very well designed and maintained museum. Our five-year-old and three-year-old had such a good time that they wanted to stay on even after closing time. Worth a visit.

Thank Dan F
Management response:Responded 9 March 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad your children enjoyed themselves - you'll have to come back with them to do some more playing and exploring!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited the Guelph Civic Museum when it occupied a totally different building. I visited again last week and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised. The new location has elevators . The new location is wonderfully laid out. We visited because we wished...More

Thank audreydineenastr2016
Management response:Responded 20 January 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the *new* location of the Civic Museum. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words! Be sure to check out our new exhibition A Ripple Effect: Canadians and Fresh Water, on...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visit the museum approximately once a month. We are members and find the value exceptional. The rotating exhibitions are excellent, and my children enjoying more of the museum each time we visit. Washrooms are huge, clean and accessible. You can eat snacks in the...More

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Thank mspriceca
Management response:Responded 6 January 2017

We love to hear from our members! Thank you for your kind words and for your continued support of Guelph Museums'. We're so glad you're taking full advantage of your membership by checking the other sites in our museum network!

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Thank you for the amazing birthday party experience! The staff were incredible. Our family had a wonderful time!

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Thank s_rubenstein
Management response:Responded 23 December 2016

Thanks for sharing your birthday party experience! I will pass along your kind words to our program staff. We're so glad your family had a wonderful time at the museum.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

I think that Guelph is justifiably proud of this museum. I went with the idea of spending a half hour and I got enthralled, captivated by the seasonal Christmas in Guelph, on to the Danby special exhibit, then to the permanent historical section. A couple...More

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Thank BillfromGuelph
Management response:Responded 23 December 2016

Thank you for writing such a kind review and for your continued support as a Guelph Museums member. There certainly is a lot of interesting Guelph history up in our permanent City Gallery that takes multiple visits to fully explore. Glad you enjoyed our temporary...More

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Alyssa L
Does this museum allow dogs?
14 June 2017|
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Response from audreydineenastr2016 | Reviewed this property |
The previous answer is correct. Only service dogs would be allowed.
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