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Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

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1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
+1 877-642-7275
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All reviews printing press tour guide hands on activities print shop great tour niagara on the lake upper canada great explanation explained how fascinating history an excellent job interesting place great stop interesting visit little gem laura secord queenston heights
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Drove all the way up on a Thursday and Friday and found it closed both days even though google said it was open. No notices posted about times of operation.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jpiks1
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very enjoyable and a good interpretation of teh printing industry at the time the press was operating as a business.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jill H
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Went in with a degree of trepidation, but the experience was interesting and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheTravelMeister58
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We were given hands on experience in typesetting. The guide discussed the history of Lyon MacKenzie and his newspaper.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S K
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were bicycling today and ran out of breath in front of this fantastic place of history! I am so glad we went in. This was briefly the home of William Lyon Mackenzie who started the first non-government newspaper in Upper Canada. His reporting of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Travellingcanuck2012
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This little museum won't take too much of your time, but certainly worth the stop. You will get a nice history lesson about the museum's namesake Mr. Mackenzie and a neat demo on how the old printing machines worked with your name on it. You...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JRIZ
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

A quant little museum with great tour guides very knowledgeable about printing history. Really interesting and you get to type-set your name and print a poster to keep. Fun for children and a great stop if traveling from Niagara Falls to Niagara on the Lake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DaveyKnox
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Great museum especially appreciated as I used to be involved with buying printed matter. The smell of the place brought back many memories. The guy who spoke with us as was the young lady too were knowledgeable and interesting in explaining the history of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RedBarn9021
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Tour guide not only knew the printers - she was also well acquainted with the history of William Lyon Mackenzie, the 1837 Revolt and the Family Compact. A very infomative tour with lots of detail.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NeilP451
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great to see the work being done to keep these historic printing machine in working order. Great tour from the knowledge guides.

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 8, 2017|
Response from Travellingcanuck2012 | Reviewed this property |
We were there an hour.
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Response from texasguy956 | Reviewed this property |
Museum is open seasonally from 10:00 to 5:00, in 2015 it was May 9 to Sept 7 and then weekends to the end of Oct. Cost of admission $6.00 for adults $4.75 for kids over five.