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Pump House Steam Museum

23 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y2, Canada
+1 613-544-7867
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Loved It

There are interactive activities to try that were fun. The ship was great to explore, it felt... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Sheila O
Peterborough, Canada
Historic but not much to see

This is a small museum but very historic. Don't know why they merged miniature train stuff to this... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Pierre D
Gatineau, Canada
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
23 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y2, Canada
+1 613-544-7867
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

There are interactive activities to try that were fun. The ship was great to explore, it felt haunted while inside it so much history involved

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a small museum but very historic. Don't know why they merged miniature train stuff to this attraction but in a way, it’s a good thing that they did as there is not too much to see other than two gigantic pumps. The price...More

Thank Pierre D
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The museum is geared towards children but is a nice place to visit if you buy the K Pass. It appears to be much more fun for children as they have plenty to do there.

Thank rushber
Reviewed 23 September 2016

It was fascinating to see this exhibit because it displays a very old pump system which was once used to provide water to Kingston. The capacity of the 1890s technology is surprisingly impressive. This would be a great spot to visit if you or your...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We made this stop on the trolly tour. It's not very big but I found it interesting none the less. There was an admission charge which I felt would have been to much for what it is. We, however, happened along on a 2 for...More

Thank 102JOE102
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting and funny museum visit. Small museum, but very entertaining with machinery on-site, graphical examples etc. They also have a playroom for Small kids.

Thank Clau B
Reviewed 21 July 2016

small but very interesting and something for everyone - for all ages to enjoy! there is an area exclusively for children which always a win!

1  Thank Samara S
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at Pump House Steam Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again in Kingston soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2016

When we could not get into the Marine Museum we found this gem. Not too expensive to visit and an interesting peek into the city's past

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This museum is fairly limited, but did have very interesting original mechanical equipment in it, if you're into that sort of thing, which I am. It also had a large model railfraod latout, and a kids area, not sure what that was about as I...More

1  Thank spitfire00169
Reviewed 29 June 2016

as we took the Bus tour around the Old Pump House Museum, they explained that that was the only water pumping stations to supply water to the whole of Kingston. It is very informative and educative how things were used in the ancient times

Thank celine_dsouza
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