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Grey Roots Museum & Archives

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Address: 102599 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6, Canada
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Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that...

Grey Roots Museum & Archives is a multi-faceted attraction that preserves and promotes the cultural and heritage traditions of Grey County. Innovative and informative interpretive programs and demonstrations, rotating exhibits, a heritage village, archival resources and superior customer service create an exciting and educational visitor experience.

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This a museum worth visiting. It is a wonderful example of how a community can explain and showcase its area. They have done a superb job with this. They also offer wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a museum worth visiting. It is a wonderful example of how a community can explain and showcase its area. They have done a superb job with this. They also offer wonderful programs regarding the area. More musems should adopt this model

Thank GeraldineLady
Kincardine, Canada
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We attended the Egyptian exhibit and visited this museum for the 1st time. Was really impressed with the displays and information provided. Exhibits flow well, hold attention, and have great interactive components. We were not able to tour the town attached to the museum as there was a fibre arts event going on. Will definitely return to see future exhibits.

Thank lynn1430
Toronto, Canada
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557 reviews
368 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went to this museum while visiting some relatives in the area. This is a very nice museum in a new bright modern building. It has a theater, large water feature, several exhibition halls and an outdoor pioneer village, as well as a gift shop. The pioneer village was closed when we were there as it is winter. There is... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
Owen Sound, Canada
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just recently my family and I attended the Pratie Oaten Irish Festival. There is always an event happening with music and fantastic entertainment. A perfect spot for all ages. Worth a trip to see what they have going on.

Thank WandaWestover
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192 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was with a group who had rented the theatre for a business meeting. Wow, the theatre was a high quality venue, so intimate but professional. What really struck me and why I have to go back was the beautiful design of the place. There were these rocking chairs in front of a big water fixture. They are in the process... More 

Thank Paul N
Alfred, Canada
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174 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We only visited the museum since the outdoor exhibits were closed for the season. At the time of our visit they had an Egyptian King Tut exhibit. The exhibit was very extensive and beautifully presented. Other exhibits (printing, prohibition, underground railway, and more) in the museum were also great. They offer several movie presentations as well. Very highly recommended.

Thank thegrandstan
Elsinore, Ontario Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop. Nice educational visit on a rainy day. The present displays of King Tut were impressive and put together nicely.

Thank Lisa M
Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Been to this museum a number of times over the year. its a great way to get out of the heat or rain for a day and learn about the area and some of the wonderful history for the area and special exhibits they bring in for interest.

Thank Tyler Z
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a very family friendly venue with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It appears entire buildings were saved from local demolition and moved to the site. Inside, the facilities are neat and clean. The front staff are friendly. It's along the Grey Road 18 detour about the city core. If you need to quickly get up/down to/from the NBP,... More 

Thank Paul N
Toronto, Canada
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650 reviews
405 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Most museum of this kind (focusing on local history) tend to be a bit run down with some generic exhibits on local history. While this topic is prevalent here, this museum is so much more. First of all, while we were there, the museum was showing an exhibit on replicas of famous Egyptian artifacts. The rest of the museum is... More 

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