Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
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The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of rural village in 1914, with more than 20 historic buildings, costumed interpreters and farm animals; the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honouring individuals and groups who have brought recognition to themselves and Waterloo Region; and the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre - our world class artifact preservation and storage facility. The Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are open year round. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 1 through December 23. The public hours for the museum and village are different at some times of the year.
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada498 contributions
Oct 2022
We were visitng Doon village and we realized that this museum is the entry point for Doon Heritage village. Nice museum with instillations from indigenous people. There is activity centre for kids and washrooms on site. Visit was informative.
Written 10 October 2022
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thomasjohnston123
Buffalo, NY22 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Comprehensive modern gallery and 60 acre outdoor historic village make this a complete visit. Skilled and engaging staff everywhere informed our experience.
Written 12 August 2022
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Арреша А
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Pur exhibit, however is good for young children to visit. Plus nice to visit attached village. Exposition need to be changed ,more frequently, to reflects the current time.
Written 11 February 2020
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Jim G
Kitchener, Canada88 contributions
Sep 2019
We visited this summer as learning about our new City?Region. We are quite surprised at the quality of the exhibits. We have travelled to may countries and it would be what I would call a mid quality museum but worth the money. It really gives one a better understanding of the history of the Region The out side of the building is not impressive and that is the main reason it took us over a year to visit. It is worth a visit!! We Amy visit again when we have more Tim
Written 10 December 2019
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00Bruce00
Manhattan Beach, CA177 contributions
Aug 2019
The Waterloo Region Museum encompasses the region as a whole, including people and immigration, settlement, industries, and special-interest elements. They show an introductory video, and a few a few short silent films of the era. Also on display are a huge stationary steam engine, a Conestoga wagon, and a thresher. We were particularly touched by a video memorial to local military personnel who died in action, from the Boer War to the present. The docents are very helpful and engaging. One volunteered information several times about things we were looking at; at the end of the day I told her it was more interesting not to ask questions but to just let her tell us whatever was on her mind. Food is available in the museum building, so you don't have to worry about leaving in order to get lunch. There is so much to see and learn here that we spent an entire day in the museum and a second entire day in adjacent Doon Heritage Village, which is included in the price of admission.
Written 28 August 2019
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BuffaloTravluvr
Indian Rocks Beach, FL325 contributions
Aug 2019
We had a couple of hours to spend in the Kitchener area and decided to try this outdoor museum. It was more than we expected. The guides throughout the village were friendly and knowledgeable. The building were authentic and represented the 19th and early 20th Century in the area. The indoor museum was well laid out and even more informative.
Written 7 August 2019
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Mr Harry B
Hampshire, UK301 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
If you're visiting Canada & Ontario for the first time this museum should be included on your 'bucket list'. Having visited here I fell I now have a full & proper understanding of how life was for those early settlers from many many different countries who first arrived years ago. You will learn so much about how Canada has been built up on many years of migration. Well worth a visit. Suitable for young children.
Written 19 July 2019
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blackelocin
Lisburn, UK81 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited on quite a hot day - there were activities for all ages, it's possible to touch, try out, see animals, climb on a locomotive, explore and discover. And after the heat outside, the museum has plenty to offer inside too. Very reasonably priced, well worth a visit!
Written 17 July 2019
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CdnWandererPa
Ontario, Canada66 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Average size size museum detailing local history. Staff were friendly and eager to share their knowledge. Attached heritage village includes people in period costumes acting in character.Reasonable admission for what's offered. Picnic areas available between the parking and village. Great place to spend a few hours exploring.
Written 30 June 2019
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K D
13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
My grandkids loved trying the old fashioned games offered in the village on Canada Day. They also got to try weaving, woodworking etc. The period costumes made the experience so realistic, like going back in time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Written 4 June 2019
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