Museum of Health Care
Museum of Health Care
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Colleen O
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Canada31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Double check what days it is open. We went on a Sunday,closed. There were discrepancies on different websites. Disappointing
Written October 29, 2023
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Ashely Fang
New York City, NY289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It's a small, one floor museum but is absolutely fascinating! The exhibits are well-thought out and they utilize their limited space well. There's something for everyone - nurses, doctors, children, and anyone with a general health care interest can find something to spend time mulling over. With items stretching back centuries and mock room set ups, my friends and I had a blast. Our tour guide Ava did a great job giving us a run-through of the museum and tailored her approach to our interests, and the scavenger hunts for children was also fun to do. It's also located within walking distance of several other small Kingston museums, and admission is by donation.
Written June 26, 2023
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B.M.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Great tour, knowledgeable staff, would visit again. Such an interesting history and story about the history of healthcare in the region.
Written June 20, 2023
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Denise F
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Small museum attached to the Kingston General Hospital divided into different rooms with different themes relating to health care. Hunting for the little Lego people in the displays kept everyone engaged.
Written September 21, 2022
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kenaleevass
Peterborough, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We spent 1 1/2 hours at the Museum of Health Care. It was a private tour because of COVID. Claire was an excellent guide who gave us an overview of the Museum and then let us explore it on our own. She stayed nearby to provide us with additional commentary about the museum. I'm a retired nurse so this museum was right up my alley. Claire also told us about the educational programs they are developing for schools. I know my grandson would be very interested!
Written September 25, 2021
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Pamela M
Toronto, Canada165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
So... couldn't view the museum due to COVID, BUT - they offer a 2 hour outdoor medical history walking tour of Kingston - $5 for a group of up to 10 people - you can't find better value for your money than that! Next time we are in Kingston we will visit the museum when it is open once again, post COVID.

Highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in medical history. On par with visiting the Ether Dome in Boston.

Victor was our wonderful tour guide, and being that we were running about 10 minutes late (due to overbooking ourselves - we didn't realize the Kingston Pen Tour was 2.5 hours long - thankfully just a 2 minute drive down the road), he was kind enough to take us on the tour anyhow. The benefits of booking a tour that was just for us - they only allow 1 group booking per time slot. (at least for now, during COVID).

Victor was very knowledgable and had an old-fashioned doctor's bag full of laminated pictures and information to be brought out throughout the tour. Great for kids to keep them engaged throughout.

It's a tour around Kingston General Hospital (including the original hospital that is still standing) and the nearby Queen's Medical school. Lots of history dating back to the mid-1800's, including why it all came into existence, with stories on individuals.
Written August 4, 2021
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Susan G
Maryland46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A history of both healthcare in Kingston and healthcare through the ages. One exhibit what nursing programs looked like a hundred years ago. The museum also has a fantastic exhibit on vaccines and infectious diseases. There are also a number of special exhibits, such as healthcare during the Great War.
Written September 9, 2019
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It's true, good things come in small packages! Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written September 10, 2019
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annpan
maidstone, england531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This museum is so worth a visit, found out about it quite by chance, and I am so glad I went along. It’s so well laid out and the information on hand is amazing. I learnt such a lot, especially in the world war section. If you have an hour or so to spare, go along, you will not be disappointed
Written September 4, 2019
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cooldad5150
Kitchener, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We enjoyed it. Nice walk from our hotel on the edge of Queens University campus, which is beautiful in itself. Good if you have about an hour or so to kill.
Written August 1, 2019
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Hilary Packham
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I’ve been a student at Queen’s for 3 years, and I did not even realize that we had this kind of monument on campus, let alone a National Historic Site. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the artefacts provide a wonderful glimpse into the past 200 years of Canada’s media history, and it was overall a fantastic experience. Already planning on booking a tour of the archives! A must see if you are at all interested in health care or medical professions!
Written April 2, 2019
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MUSEUM OF HEALTH CARE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Museum of Health Care is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.