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Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
+1 905-262-5676
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“printing press” (16 reviews)
“tour guide” (12 reviews)
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1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
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+1 905-262-5676
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"printing press"
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"tour guide"
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"hands on activities"
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"print shop"
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"great tour"
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"niagara on the lake"
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"type setting"
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"an excellent job of explaining"
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"canadian history"
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"upper canada"
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"explained how"
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"great explanation"
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"first hand"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JRIZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank DaveyKnox
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank RedBarn9021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank NeilP451
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank TheGatesClan
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Although this is the former home of William Lyon Mackenzie, the museum is dedicated more generally to printing techniques from the 18th to 20th centuries. They have a wide variety of equipment and provide hands-on demonstrations. Although I'm fairly familiar with the history of printing,...More

1  Thank Allen B
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the hands on experience of setting type by hand. Watch your p's and q's! Our guide Jenna was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Well done!

Thank petetreat
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

An easy stop on the way to Niagara on the Lake when coming from Niagara Falls. A very attractive stone building with very interesting displays and presses. If you are not interested in a detailed history of Printing in Canada the entire tour should take...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

The Mackenzie printery is one of a selection of several museums that can be done in the same day and another most interesting place. Great to see the old presses and to have ago yourself the guide was excellent, Kate I think, and the museum...More

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We don't spend much time in museums because of disability, but this one is definitely worth a visit, especially for anyone who was ever involved in the newspaper industry.

Thank HotelierJohn
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Charles E
November 1, 2015|
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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.
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