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Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario Museums information, listings and links



Bell Homestead National Historic Site
94 Tutela Heights Road
Brantford ON
519-756-6220 Fax 519-759-5975
Http://www.bellhomestead.on.ca
Explore the 1870's home where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Afterwards visit Canada's first telephone business office.

Cambridge Fire Museum and Education Centre
56 Dickson Street, the Old Galt Fire Hall.
Cambridge, ONJ
519-621-.6001
Preserves history with itscollection of artifacts related to the Fire Services. Provides heritage and safety programs with a focus on Fire Prevention and interpretation of the history of Cambridge and Regional Fire Departments and the Fire Service in general, for citizens and tourists. Open Wednesday(s) and Saturday(s) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June, July and August. Special tours can be pre-arranged.

Westfield Heritage Village <BR> Regional Rd. #552
Rockton ON
519-621-8851 1-800-883-0104 Fax 519-621-6897
Http://www.westfieldheritage.ca
Any Sunday, step back into the 18th and 19th century. Westfield's 33 historical buildings and vast conservation area bring Canada's heritage to life! Special events year round.

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 60 Snyder's Rd. W. Baden ON N3A 1A1 519-634-8444 1-800-469-5576 Fax 519-634-5035 Http://www.castlekilbride.ca castle.kilbride@wilmot.ca The 1877 home of James Livingston, Canada's "Flax Mill King". Restored Italianate design home boasts nationally recognized Trompe l'oeil ("fools the eye") wall and ceiling murals throughout. Children's Museum, The Waterloo Regional
10 King St. W.
Kitchener ON N2G 1A3
519-749-9387 fax 519-749-8612
Http://www.thechildrensmuseum.ca
Located in the historic former Goudies department store building, in the heart of Kitchener, the Children's Museum is where art and technology meet to provide 4 levels of entertaining and enriching activities for all visitors. Popular for school trips. Admission FREE until you're 3, $7.00 for everyone else, and $5.00 per person in groups of 6 or more.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Road, at Homer Watson Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario, N2P 2R7
519-748-1914 Fax (519)748-0009
This living history museum recreates life in 1914 on 60 beautiful acres of environmentally sensitive forest, marsh and farmland. Doon Heritage Crossroads includes a rural village with 20 furnished historic buildings and two farms, with costumed interpreters, period furnishings, farm animals, heritage gardens, and demonstrations of daily chores. This showcases the region's distinctive history and culture prior to World War One. Open May to December season,
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Road, at Homer Watson Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario, N2P 2R7
519-748-1914 Fax (519)748-0009
This living history museum recreates life in 1914 on 60 beautiful acres of environmentally sensitive forest, marsh and farmland. Doon Heritage Crossroads includes a rural village with 20 furnished historic buildings and two farms, with costumed interpreters, period furnishings, farm animals, heritage gardens, and demonstrations of daily chores. This showcases the region's distinctive history and culture prior to World War One. Open May to December season,
Earth Sciences Museum
Faculty of Science
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567 Fax 519-746-2543
The museum features a Parasaurolophus dinosaur and a "paleo pit" dinosaur dig, a Great Lakes Fountain water feature, a simulated mine, and 8.5 metre tall gneiss monolith (weighing 2 tonnes) from Parry Sound. The Museum is open weekdays 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and at other times by special request for group tours, Brownies, Cubs, Beavers, adults, children and etc. Admission by donation

Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4567 x84424 esmuseum@uwaterloo.ca
Since 1971, the Museum has been dedicated to researching, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting games and game-related objects. The Museum website features photographs, other graphics, and other information to provide a "virtual visit" to the Museum.

Guelph Civic Museum
6 Dublin St South
Guelph ON N1H 4L5
519- 836-1221
http://guelpharts.ca/guelphmuseums/
Making its home in an 1850 three-story Guelph limestone building, the Guelph Civic Museum features exhibitions and public programs which explore the many individuals, cultures and events that contributed to the historic development of the City of Guelph. Open 1 - 5 pm Sun to Fri from Sept to May. Admission is $3 adults; $2 seniors & students; $6 family. Closed on holidays.

Hammond Museum of Radio
595 Southgate Road
Guelph ON N1G 3W6
519-822-2441 Extn: 590
http://www.hammondmuseumofradio.org/
This unique museum is dedicated to showcasing all things radio-related and is home to hundreds of receivers and transmitters, all manufactured in Canada. The founder, Fred Hammond, began collecting radio artifacts as early as 1928 and each of these historic pieces is contained within the museum.

McCrae House National Historic Site
108 Water Street
Guelph Ontario N1H 4L5
519-836-1482
http://guelpharts.ca/mccraehouse/
This museum was named after the McCrae family, who were active in the social, political, military and cultural activities since the mid 19th Century. The house was originally constructed in 1858 and underwent renovations some 10 years later. The house is now used as a museum to honour the McCrae's and depict life in the late 1870s. Exhibitions interpret the life of John McCrae, world famous doctor, soldier and author of In Flanders Fields.

Wellington County Museum & Archives
0536 County Road 18 RR#1
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3 519-846-0916 Extn: 221
http://www.wcm.on.ca/
This museum, located just outside Guelph, is a designated national historic site. Twelve exhibits throughout the museum showcase the life and times of Wellington's residents, both past and present. The collection of decorative arts and textiles is of particular interest. Historians can browse the extensive archives, which contain a number of rare historical records.

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