Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village

Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village, Midland: Hours, Address, Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village Reviews: 4/5

Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village

Huronia Museum & Ouendat Village
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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b0b55russell
Orillia, Canada1,263 contributions
Emergency Personnel Get In For Free
Jul 2020
My title says it all here as it is their way of thanking us for our service. small await time as they limit the # of people touring this historic place due to the cOVIS-19 situation. It is a self guided tour and just follow the arrows to do the short tour. I like history and of the opinion that our First Nations people have a lot to teach us from their simple way of life. There was a small group visiting from China and gave them a brief overview of Canadian history. They appeared interested in what I told them and thanked me for this useful information.
Written 22 August 2020
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Martin
Bolton, Canada1 contribution
Interesting if you have the time to examine closely
Oct 2019
Very interesting to see the village but it is quite small. The museum has a wide range of exhibits also covering pioneer times in the area. There are detailed descriptions that can take time to read and are very interesting, but someone just browsing would finish quite quickly.
Written 2 December 2019
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FrankieB57
Alloa, UK24 contributions
Fascinating historical insight.
Aug 2019 • Couples
It’s a fascinating place, a living museum. Very informative story boards, and polite, helpful and knowledgable staff.
Written 24 October 2019
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NeilP451
Caledon, Canada192 contributions
Explanations and organisation of museum needs review
Aug 2019
The museum is fairly crowded and has a lot of stuff that appears to have been donated, While much of it was interesting the collection could do with curation. The village had good explanatory plaques but was limited when we visited.
Written 23 August 2019
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Michelle E
Napanee, Canada24 contributions
More questions than answers!!!
Aug 2019
I have never left a museum with more questions than answers but here we are. I went to the museum as a child and had fond memories of it in the 1980s unfortunately whoever is in charge has let this place get really run down. The Ouendat village replica is falling apart. Modern Tupperware containers and plastic bins were left in the longhouse, garbage was strewn around inside the pole stacks, the grass wasn't cut or maintained. The Tupperware seemed to contain information for kids but it totally ruined the illusion of the place. The bins and binders left in the longhouse were just lazy. There were other modern implements like wheelbarrows and hoses in a room that was wide open for public viewing. Just a complete lack of regard for the history and the illusion. Another large part of the village was walled off and filled with old equipment and trash. Just brutal.

Inside the museum was just as bad. The displays were packed so closely together it felt more like a warehouse than a museum. One room, a replica of an early general store, was well done . . . what happened to the rest of the place? There was a display about ships that talked about local shipbuilding but nowhere was this explained. Was there a ship works in Midland? Who knows?

In the art gallery were multiple paintings by AY JACKSON! What?! you have actual group of seven paintings just out in the open at eye level where anyone can touch them?

In the indigenous art gallery, there was a curling stone, just sitting there in the middle of the room . . . for no reason. There were dozens of old conference chairs stacked in an area that seemed to be for kids ... safety first. smh

I really can't stress how disappointing and awful this museum visit was. The only staff seemed busy and laughing in the office at the front of the museum. Probably laughing about how awful a waste of money we were making! The cost to visit all of this wonderment? $12 per adult and $7.50 per kid! Most local museums run on donations! Save yourself! Do not go here. Go to Sainte Marie Among the Hurons or the SS Keewatin, both are nearby and much better kept.
Advice to the museum... sell your paintings and put money into museum upkeep and modernization.
Written 17 August 2019
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Randy L
Mount Royal, NJ27 contributions
Family trip to Wendat museum
Jul 2019 • Family
The kids really enjoyed the hands on parts like writing with a pen and creating clay figurines. The kids that served as period pieces were very knowledgable and sweet, we really enjoyed interacting with them
Written 3 July 2019
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Seaside797669
Dunback, New Zealand17 contributions
Great community museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
Closed for the season, the staff were preparing for an event and allowed us in to have a look around.
The management and team were extremely friendly and welcoming - and very informative. Even though they were busy, they took the time to stop and chat. The shop was very well stocked with fascinating books and references on the local region.
The museum is showing some signs of wear and tear - but the collection inside tells a great story about Midland. This is why it is such a great community museum, as it so obviously displays local history and artifacts.
We will definitely return during the summer season in order to see the reconstruction of a Huron/Ouendat village.
Written 21 October 2018
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Karen H
Lindsay, Canada10 contributions
Museum
Aug 2018
Excellent establishment and very informative. Enjoyed the walk thru Ouendat village. Make sure you have lots of time to view.
Written 2 October 2018
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Wayne Penner
Ontario, Canada83 contributions
Afternoon visit
Sep 2018 • Business
this place was very interesting. a good eye opener to how people lived in the past. the live people we very informative. this would also be good for a family to visit and also fairly accessable for the handicapped.
Written 10 September 2018
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jackie4417
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Informative
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice little museum that showcases the local history and does a passable job of including some native Canadian elements.
Written 4 September 2018
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