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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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Really amazing Guide Tour

Hi people! Our trip to Steam&Technology museum wasn't planed , we just pool over by the way to... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Inna F
Amazing Guided Tour

If you're one who likes or doesn't like history, this is still really cool to go to. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 1 June 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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900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Hi people! Our trip to Steam&Technology museum wasn't planed , we just pool over by the way to another attraction in Hamilton. It was just amazing! The tour girl was just so cool and knowing well her job. She explained lots of interesting facts about...More

4  Thank Inna F
Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you're one who likes or doesn't like history, this is still really cool to go to. It's a great place to go with friends, family, and children. Its price for entry is a bit higher but still low enough that you will not regret...More

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Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our museum. You mentioned the cost and I wanted to point out that if you are a City of Hamilton resident you can sign out a "Library Museum Pass" from the library just like a book...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum to visit - largely because of the enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide that showed us around. He made the history of the era come alive in a very engaging way.

1  Thank Diana M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My son is really into trains and loved his time here. Would recommend for the history buff, a family adventure or for anyone interested in trains!More

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Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Thank you bigshine92 for taking the time to write a review. The Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers are an independent organization who run the free train rides on our premises and a valued partner. I too would recommend that anyone - regardless of age - come...More

Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Steam Museum is an unusual place to visit, not only does it display a magnificent well preserved building but also preserves the first water pump used by the City of Hamilton to supply fresh water to the people of Hamilton. The pump was operated...More

1  Thank zilerog
Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Thanks zilerog for the review I could not have written a better one myself!

Reviewed 30 December 2015

What a great historic site we have so close to home. This was such an informative engaging experience. I learned a lot about hamiltons history on this tour. The woman who lead our tour was just amazing, we could tell that she is passionate and...More

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Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Thank you 798111 for taking the time to write a review about the museum. We are all passionate about our job and the story we tell. The best part is, when you come back with friends or family, the tour will be a little different....More

Reviewed 14 October 2015

As you travel eastward on the Queen Elizabeth Way and approach the east end of Hamilton, a look off to the right will show a very tall smokestack. This 150 foot high industrial chimney, build in 1859 is located on a site that holds a...More

2  Thank Wayne B
Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

Wayne, Thank you so much for your positive review and sharing so much of our fascinating story with future visitors on tripadvisor. Hope to see you again! Cheers, Debra Curator

Reviewed 19 September 2015

Steam museum is well preserved and a credit to the engineers who first built it supplying the City of Hamilton's water from Lake Ontario for many years, great display.

Thank Robert J
Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

A definite credit to engineering in the 19th Century!

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I love steam and this place has one of the best large steam engines in Canada. The two pumping engines are housed in a wonderful stone building that is sometimes used as a set for Murdoch Mysteries, at least in the early seasons. When I...More

Thank Tim P
Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

Tim, Thank you for sharing our site with Tripadvisor. I agree, our engines would be very impressive if still ran by steam! At least we can still see the beautiful engines move and use our imagination to fill in the rest - thank you Thomas...More

Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The museum is a very nice place to spend your time. It's not that big but the quality matters. What make its really good is the miniature railroad that is put up in the backyard. Enthusiasts builds their own trains and run them around in...More

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