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Waterloo Region Museum

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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A Gem in Kitchener/Waterloo

This is a great museum to highlight the wave of immigration into the region from time of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chungsen L
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Richmond Hill
Local History and more

Great museum, knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful gardens, plenty of interactive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
eliroly
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Miami, Florida
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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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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum to highlight the wave of immigration into the region from time of the ingenious people settlement to Europeans to post WWII immigration. It shows the diversity of the people who helped to build the successful economy of the Kitchener/Waterloo region....More

Thank Chungsen L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum, knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful gardens, plenty of interactive opportunities!

Thank eliroly
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at a Wedding Reception held here. We were able to go through the museum. Lots of local history. Beautiful Building.

Thank Colandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a very modern, up to date indoor gallery depicting the region's history and a large living history village called the Doon Heritage Village. The indoor exhibit is air conditioned, so it's a nice place to cool off on a hot day if...More

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of those step back in time villages. It was a lot bigger than we thought it would be. It was a nice day so we took our time going around and each area was well kept with staff that seemed engaged in...More

Thank jlmacnevin
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Waterloo Regional Museum is a great step back in time if you are visiting the area OR as a resident. The Museum is filled with very interesting displays and takes about an hour (or more) to go through. Then there is the living history...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum with our teenagers and they loved it. Their favourite part was the exhibit that showed items and clothes through out the different decades. We spent a long time looking through the clothes and items used and talking about what it...More

Thank 1Love2Travel789
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this month on the EcoFest day. We did enjoy the the games, exhibitions, the animals, and much learned regarding environment and ways to preserve our natural resources.

Thank Arnie101
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The dinosaur's exhibit was ok. But could have been better. Should have more hands on activities for the children when other areas are closed for the season.

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

There are basically 4 areas (plus a few minor attractions) to see here. The first area (which is how I first heard of this museum) is their rotating exhibit. They bring something in, set it up, run with it for a few weeks, then change...More

Thank kav2001c
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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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