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Guelph Civic Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Little museum that has surprising lots to see and do!

Great little museum right beside the Basilica. Might as well do both while you are visiting. I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darren5562
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Kemptville, Canada
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the Guelph Civic Museum is housed in a lovely old building. The displays are very educational. It... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
laurie b
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Guelph, Canada
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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...more
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52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum right beside the Basilica. Might as well do both while you are visiting. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the museum and learnt a lot about the history of Guelph.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darren5562
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

the Guelph Civic Museum is housed in a lovely old building. The displays are very educational. It is a small place but lots to see and do. They host Fourth Friday of the Month; really diverse entertainment.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank laurie b
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for visiting! Glad you've had the chance to attend our Fourth Fridays, always something new!

Reviewed 13 October 2018

So I wont lie, we went for the feature beer exhibit, but we really did enjoy the whole museum. Its a great look at a city with a lot of history. The history of beer in Guelph feature is really well done, I hope they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The main floor houses rotating exhibits which showcased the town's brewing history on our visit and the third floor showcases permanent exhibits on the town's economic development. It's not a large museum but there was certainly enough for us to enjoy a couple hours. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roadster8
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Learn some culture and history. Spend a couple of hours learning the history of Guelph and the cursive writing exhibit. Well, worth a couple of hours of your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve attended dozens dog events at this venue, from concerts to school musicals to business seminars. Very clean and bright; good staff. Limited refreshment options.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Arkell63
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I love this museum. We have memberships to it so we get entry free which is worth it if you have younger children. Theres a large plat room which is two floors and offers toys, computers, coloring sheets aswell as various activities...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We recently got a family membership for the Guelph Civic Museum and have gone a couple of times to visit the play area for our kids. Our 3 year old really enjoys playing here and seeing the exhibits. Not a big museum, but if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BoreoSpeedwagon
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I am not originally from Guelph but since moving here I have beeen extremely impressed by not only the make over of this museum but by the contents it holds as well as all the activities that are offered there. Many free of charge or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chillmyway
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad to hear that you not only explored our galleries, but have also attended a number of our events to get the full museum experience. Thank you for supporting Guelph Museums and hope to see...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

The museum houses decent collection of city of Guelph artifacts, if you want to get a better understanding of Guelph history, it is worth the visit .

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mei2000ca
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for visiting! Glad to hear you enjoyed the Civic Museum.

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Alyssa L
14 June 2017|
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Response from GuelphMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Alyssa, Sorry for our delayed response. Yes, the other two answers are correct. Only service animals are permitted inside the museum. Hope you still get a chance to visit!
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