Guelph Civic Museum

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Guelph Civic Museum
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 and beside the landmark Church of Our Lady, the museum is home to a collection of artifacts that bring Guelph's past to life.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Wondering spirit
Guelph, Canada83 contributions
Pleasant visit.
Dec. 2019
Pleasant to visit, especially if you have a family and on a rainy day. Nice historical building to view..
Written November 27, 2020
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BoardingPass820579
Guelph, Canada7 contributions
Fun educational outing
Mar. 2019
I have taken my grandchildren there many times and we make an afternoon of it. There is a lot of Guelph history, they usually have a theme depending on seasons and a fantastic kids play zone. March break offers lots of opportunities for interactive play. It is inexpensive for families, spotlessly clean and easy access for all ages or abilities. They frequently display local artist. We have done this for many years and I feel that a museum is a good experience for all ages. I highly recommend doing this with the little ones as the teenagers do not seem to be as interested in this one but keep in mind there are many museums that they would enjoy in the surrounding areas.
Written November 6, 2019
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jagminder86
Toronto, Canada33 contributions
Best place for long weekend
Jul. 2019 • Couples
If you are looking for some quite city then please visit Guelph. It has all the beauty; a river for kayaking, beautiful trails for hiking, some historic monuments and local breweries are the best. If you like to go for camping then it has Guelph conservation are. Please plan a trip.
Written July 2, 2019
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Mark
Glen Williams, Canada56 contributions
Scattered Memories
Apr. 2019 • Solo
As a history buff and a historian the background story is more important than the items on display. With limited space the Civic Museum tries to cover too much general history. The current indigenous displays are more cultural crafts than local history. The Museum needs to focus on a few themes at a time and present them in some depth.
Written April 3, 2019
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Olivander2016
Guelph, Canada5 contributions
Great way to spend an hour
Mar. 2019 • Family
The building itself has historical importance and there are many exhibits and photos of the original building and restoration. Lots of hands on stuff for kids and a beautiful display of Indiginous bead work.
Written March 20, 2019
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Safari790779
21 contributions
GrandPa is a hero!
Mar. 2019 • Family
My Granddaughter had a fantastic and in formative outing. I recommend the museum highly! Will venture back again.
Written March 13, 2019
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So happy to hear you had a great visit! Thank you for sharing your experience.
Written March 15, 2019
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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada751 contributions
Little museum that has surprising lots to see and do!
Dec. 2018 • Solo
Great little museum right beside the Basilica. Might as well do both while you are visiting. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the museum and learnt a lot about the history of Guelph.
Written December 1, 2018
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So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping by.
Written December 3, 2018
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laurie b
Guelph, Canada5 contributions
Educational
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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.
Written November 6, 2018
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Thanks for visiting! Glad you've had the chance to attend our Fourth Fridays, always something new!
Written November 7, 2018
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William Nut
Guelph, Canada295 contributions
Great local museum
Oct. 2018 • Family
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 keep some of it on permanent display since its clear brewing played a major part in the development of the city.
Added bonus: Entry includes a pass to the John McCrea house museum, which is a great add on to learn about clearly the most famous person from Guelph.
Written October 12, 2018
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Roadster8
Toronto, Canada85 contributions
Fantastic little museum with amazing architecture
Sep. 2018 • Family
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 museum building located right next to the Basilica of her Lady Immaculate provides an amazing architectural photo opp. Admission is only a small fee and it includes the McCrae museum which is a 5 minute drive away and is the doctor's house that has been preserved as a heritage site. Highly recommended for anyone interested in a bit of Guelph history.
Written October 4, 2018
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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