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Guelph Civic Museum

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the Guelph Civic Museum is housed in a lovely old building. The displays are very educational. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laurie b
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Guelph, Canada
Great local museum

So I wont lie, we went for the feature beer exhibit, but we really did enjoy the whole museum. Its... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
William C
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank laurie b
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed October 12, 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

Thank William C
Reviewed October 4, 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

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Reviewed September 11, 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.

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Reviewed August 27, 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.

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Reviewed August 12, 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

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Reviewed August 10, 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

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Reviewed July 16, 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

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 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 June 23, 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 .

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

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

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Well worth the visit. Well organized and very informative on local history. The building is modernized while keeping key elements from the past.

Thank OttiliaNemet
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you visit us again.

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Alyssa L
June 13, 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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