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Address: 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada
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+1 613-548-2419
10:00 - 16:00
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The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved...

The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston strives to connect visitors with the experience of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues

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Small place, but very historical!

This place is small, but it has very historical things. There are antique devices such as a old X-ray machine, a anesthesia system and so on. You should visit the museum, but... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Cesar R
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State of Sao Paulo
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place is small, but it has very historical things. There are antique devices such as a old X-ray machine, a anesthesia system and so on. You should visit the museum, but don't think is a huge place.

Thank Cesar R
Gatineau, Canada
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132 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a free. There was a very friendly lady taking care of the place. It’s important that you talk to her to get more from the museum. The museum consists of about six (6) rooms which you can visit where you will see some of the early medical devices used.

Thank Pierre D
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Enjoyed our visit to this museum. Admission is by donation. Learned some interesting medical history on our visit.

Thank Linda B
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice summary of how the medical institution evolved and the influence of Sir John A MacDonald and his support.

Thank 831darylg
Bedford, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was a very interesting museum, situated adjacent to the Kingston Hospital and Queen's University Campus.

Thank Samara S
Mississauga, ON
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The exhibits are very interesting and for some items there is a lot of written information. My daughter found the iron lung very interesting. I enjoyed the exhibits highlighting medicines in years past. We visited the museum at 10 am. We did not see another person the entire time we were there. It was also very warm. Either they don't... More 

Thank CanadianViews
Kingston, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Enjoyed the exhibits and information provided about the history of our medical services. Even spoke with a Doctor (from that era) who explained how surgical procedures were done (without medication) and what tools were used. Very happy we took the time to visit - located close enough to downtown and parking wasn't an issue. (donations are accepted but no fee... More 

Thank Diane T
Belleville, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Always walked by this place for a year, but never went in. Finally got around to visiting the museum this past month and found it to be an educational and fun way to spend an hour or so!

Thank Lobadub
Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This museum hoses some excellent artifacts such as an iron long and A medical electrostatic generator

Thank Greg B
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2016

A really informative visit about the history of health care in Canada with a focus on Kingston. Located in a beautiful heritage building and just across the street from Lake Ontario. Its close to downtown Kingston and lots of other great attractions. It does not have any parking on site but there is some available close by and its right... More 

Thank E Jane H

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