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Address: 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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+1 519-836-1221
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Guelph Civic Museum showcases Guelph's history through permanent and...

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.

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Guelph Civic Museum - A Community Service

With a great deal of effort, community involvement and the perseverance of enthusiastic local historians, the Guelph Civic Museum became a reality, overcoming misinformed and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
akerstreamj
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Guelph, Ontario
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Guelph, Ontario
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With a great deal of effort, community involvement and the perseverance of enthusiastic local historians, the Guelph Civic Museum became a reality, overcoming misinformed and unsupportive opponents. What an outstanding win for the City of Guelph. For decades, Guelph has been a hub of fascinating people, events and beautiful architecture, with gorgeous sightlines of buildings, churches, historical homes and parks.... More 

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Thank akerstreamj
Management response:

Passionate community members are the driving force behind Guelph Museums and inspire us to bring Guelph's stories to life. Thank you for your ongoing support of Guelph Museums! More 

Singapore
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well designed and maintained museum. Our five-year-old and three-year-old had such a good time that they wanted to stay on even after closing time. Worth a visit.

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Thank Dan F
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad your children enjoyed themselves - you'll have to come back with them to do some more playing and exploring! More 

Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited the Guelph Civic Museum when it occupied a totally different building. I visited again last week and I must say I was very pleasantly surprised. The new location has elevators . The new location is wonderfully laid out. We visited because we wished to see the Danby exhibition but were really pleasantly surprised to see how much the... More 

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Thank audreydineenastr2016
Management response:

We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the *new* location of the Civic Museum. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words! Be sure to check out our new exhibition A Ripple Effect: Canadians and Fresh Water, on display from January 28 to September 10. More 

Rockwood, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visit the museum approximately once a month. We are members and find the value exceptional. The rotating exhibitions are excellent, and my children enjoying more of the museum each time we visit. Washrooms are huge, clean and accessible. You can eat snacks in the glassbox or lobby. Excellent restaurants and markets nearby to access snacks. Play fountain and free... More 

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Thank mspriceca
Management response:

We love to hear from our members! Thank you for your kind words and for your continued support of Guelph Museums'. We're so glad you're taking full advantage of your membership by checking the other sites in our museum network! More 

Guelph
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Thank you for the amazing birthday party experience! The staff were incredible. Our family had a wonderful time!

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Thank s_rubenstein
Management response:

Thanks for sharing your birthday party experience! I will pass along your kind words to our program staff. We're so glad your family had a wonderful time at the museum. More 

Guelph, Canada
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141 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I think that Guelph is justifiably proud of this museum. I went with the idea of spending a half hour and I got enthralled, captivated by the seasonal Christmas in Guelph, on to the Danby special exhibit, then to the permanent historical section. A couple of hours later I left with information overload promising to come back again. I have... More 

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Thank BillfromGuelph
Management response:

Thank you for writing such a kind review and for your continued support as a Guelph Museums member. There certainly is a lot of interesting Guelph history up in our permanent City Gallery that takes multiple visits to fully explore. Glad you enjoyed our temporary exhibits, Ken Danby: Five decades and Home for the Holidays as well. More 

Rockwood
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Captures the spirit and character of Guelph in its permanent displays in a professional manner. Special exhibitions, such as 'Lucille', highlight some parts of the city's history I had no idea about.

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Thank markvD973UO
Management response:

Thank you for your kind review! So glad you were able to see the Lucile: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal. exhibition, definitely a 2016 museum highlight! Hope you return in the new year to check out some of our exciting new exhibits. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Beautiful building with great views is the city and lively displays. The kids room is just wonderful

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Thank VisitfromCostaRica
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Thank you for visiting Guelph Civic Museum and sharing your kind feedback. Worth the trek up the hill to see the awesome view of Guelph! More 

Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Something for assorted ages...including digging for fossils...observing a live snake...imagination play ...we all enjoy going.

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Thank Jennifer F
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Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to review us! Glad your children have so much fun in the families gallery. Our snake Haley is a little shy at first but always loves visitors! More 

Cambridge, Canada
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well worth the trip to the museum to see rare examples of dresses made by Guelph girl who became a famous couturier at the turn of the century - the famous Lady Duff Gordon (aka Lucile) who also survived the Titanic tragedy in 1912.

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Thank Jonathan W
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words Jonathan! Glad you enjoyed Lucile: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal. More 

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