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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

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Neighbourhood: Sydenham
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Address: 55 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y2, Canada
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+1 613-542-2261
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Relocated to Portsmouth Harbour - Kingston.

Temporary location so not as good as before. The icebreaker ALEXANDER HENRY has left town. Hopefully the Museum will find a permanent home soon.

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Rob C
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Wolfe Island, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

As others have pointed out, this excellent waterfront museum left downtown Kingston as did the icebreaker. I have not visited any displays relocated at Olympic Harbour in Portsmouth.

Thank bearman944
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Temporary location so not as good as before. The icebreaker ALEXANDER HENRY has left town. Hopefully the Museum will find a permanent home soon.

Thank Rob C
Kingston, Canada
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Due to complete stupidity (in my opinion) on the part of the City of Kingston the museum property was sold to a developer and the museum is no longer. The Alexander Henry is gone and all the artifacts are in storage at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. With luck it will re-open somewhere, but for now, there is no museum.

Thank grapefruits
Kingston, Canada
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108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Soon this museum will be gone forever as the owner has not renewed the Museum lease siting loss of income. Only good news is the local SCUBA community is trying to get the boat sunk out front of Kingston in Lake Ontario for an attraction of a different kind.

Thank altarose22
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125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I rated this as very good based on a past visit to the Museum. Back in the day there was a land based museum that was very informative, and the ice breaker ship was actually used as a B & B affiliated with the museum We stayed the night on the ship with two other couples we had travelled to... More 

1 Thank sbstitcher
Stittsville, Canada
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217 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Despite all of the advertisements for it, unfortunately the museum has had to close down due to the owner of the mooring charging more than they can afford. Apparently the museum is trying to find alternative ways to re-open, but not in the near-future. I've reported it as closed, but in the meantime just move along.

1 Thank Jeff R
Niagara Falls, Canada
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This floating museum in Kingston is just okay. It was very hot inside and could of opened some windows or have fans. It would also be good if there was a makeover inside, just to freshen it up.

1 Thank johnsR7389PQ
Guelph, Canada
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Enjoyed the museum and historical information about the dry dock. The most memorable part is touring the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Alexander Henry. You are able to walk and climb all through the ship. Be careful if you bring children there are a lot of places for them to fall hurt themselves. Staff is rude, ignore them and enjoy the... More 

Thank AnneMarie61
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

They continue to advertise around Kingston, urging visitors to come visit. Yet when we arrived we found it was closed. Would have been nice to let hotels know so the posters would be taken down

Thank Jeff R
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A great piece of history, including the Coast Guard ship Alexander Henry. Ship was towed away this week and museum will be shut down next month. Really sad, City of Kingston leadership botched this one.

Thank BJ V

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