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Hamilton Military Museum

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Address: 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3R1, Canada
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Explore 3 exhibits at the Hamilton Military Museum. Bloodties to A Gentle...

Explore 3 exhibits at the Hamilton Military Museum. Bloodties to A Gentle Landscape tells the story of the War of 1812 and the stories of key Hamilton figures through the eyes of their descendants. The Hamilton and Scourge tells the story of the only 2 complete 1812 warships in the world. The First World War tells the story of World War One and its impact on Hamilton.

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Small but interesting

Entry to this museum is included with the admission to Dundurn Castle. It is small but very informative; with photos, artifacts and information on local military history and... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Entry to this museum is included with the admission to Dundurn Castle. It is small but very informative; with photos, artifacts and information on local military history and costumes to try on. It also has a great video and photos of two old sunken schooners in the waters around Hamilton. In the upstairs of the museum there is a great... More 

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Remember to visit again in May when the Military Museum opens its new exhibit in the coach house gallery. More 

Toronto
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115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The museum is on the Dundurn castle property. I would suggest doing both as the military museum admission is included in the castle price. We had come to the castle a few months ago but the museum closed right after our tour had finished; they never expire so it was nice to be able to come back whenever. We stopped... More 

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this review

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kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very small museum with not many exhibits. The staff member was the best time there. We went to the Dundurn Castle and our tickets to this Military Museum were free...thank goodness. I would have been disappointed if I had to pay!

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Admission to the Hamilton Military Museum is complimentary with admission to Dundurn Castle. When visitors choose to visit this museum on its own admission is only $4.00 per adult and $3.00 per child. I'm sorry that you would have been disappointed to pay for admission. We do our best to provide an interactive, entertaining and... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Originally the area in the 1830s was known as Burlington Heights; and was the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813. This occurred at the time the British colonies of Canada were embroiled in the War of 1812, pitted against the much larger foe, the United States. Burlington Heights from 1813 to 1815 was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Quite a good insight into the wars between the British/Canadians and the US. Part of Dundurn castle, same ticket gets you admission.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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157 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

The admission is included as part of the Dundurn Castle tour. It is a nice little museum that primarily focuses on the War of 1812. On the main floor you have the opportunity to try on period outfits, which make for some interesting photos. It's a great place to visit while you wait for the tour of the Dundurn Castle... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

This is included with your admission to the castle. What a great little museum. Downstairs you have the opportunity to try on outfits if the time period. Upstairs, there is an interactive kids area that is quite fun to use if there isn't any kids around. There is a movie up there too. It's great to visit while you wait... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

A history of the 1812 war against the U S A, video interpretations, lots of actual items of the period, lots of activities for children including dressing up clothes. In an adjacent building an exhibition of first world war items and history. Recommended.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I had a few minutes to wait until my tour of Dundurn Castle & with free admission to the Military Museum included with my admission to Dundurn Castle, decided to head over to the Military museum & have a quick look. The Military museum is housed in what used to be the gate house of Dundurn castle. The war of... More 

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Burlington
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

This building was moved in its entirety about 30 years ago or more to allow for widening of the roadway, so it is now about 100 yds further onto the grounds of Dundurn Castle. A visit to the castle isn't complete without viewing the military museum, showcasing Hamilton and Canada's rich history from colonial times to present date. Worth the... More 

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