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Waterloo Region Museum

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Doon Pioneer Museum

We spent several hours both in the museum and outside visiting all the heritage buildings. Kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna I
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Great Regional Museum!

Lots to see here. Great for learning about the Waterloo Region from the first Mennonites to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric U
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“doon heritage”(28 reviews)
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Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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All reviews pioneer village doon heritage local history hall of fame all ages interesting exhibits weather exhibit main gallery step back in time living history all age groups interactive games couple hours gift shop on display rainy day a great place to bring
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours both in the museum and outside visiting all the heritage buildings. Kids are 5 and 9 and they loved it !

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donna I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see here. Great for learning about the Waterloo Region from the first Mennonites to the present. A fun weekend thing to do in Kitchener.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric U
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My family had a wonderful time this summer appreciating the history this museum has to offer. The museum exhibits are very fascinating, interactive, informative and innovative. It doesn't matter what age you are, you'll be mesmerized with what you will see inside. We visited Doon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marjfam2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This museum is fairly new and a rather large museum. We easily spent an hour in the heritage village and over a couple hours in the museum indoors. The exhibits are well organized and nicely presented showcasing the town's history and development. Staff was super...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roadster8
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This museum specializes in the history of this area, manufacturing and innovations are displayed. It has a movie theatre on location for select shows and group presentations. It is a modern Hall with an ample open space with tables. During summer you can sit outside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Herminio S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do. The kids had a blast. Very low admission price. Worth every penny. Great way to entertain kids during school break.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shaw4
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The day was enjoyed by the whole family. Walking and exploring. Learning how people lived ‘long ago’. Wagon rides, farm animals and games and crafts. Our family has visited many times and we will keep coming back.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nikistather
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I live in Kitchener and I visit this place once or twice a year. You get to know the history of Kitchener and makes you feel like you are in 1910. A great place to bring your family.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schumanchowdhry
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Interesting exhibits with access to the village to see life in the late 1800's. There is a train adjacent to the museum - great for all ages.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great activities for all ages and tie in with Doon pioneer village. The local history lesson by decades is fun to walk through.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank simulacrum_99
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Natasha V
January 26, 2017|
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Response from Ronald R | Reviewed this property |
No, but "The Museum" is downtown Kitchener, not the same, is really a children's museum. Better.
January 4, 2017|
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Response from debit7 | Reviewed this property |
Hello...the indoor exhibits could certainly be enjoyed in the winter time, and I am sure the grounds would be beautiful, too.
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Tom R | Property representative |
Hi Kathy. We've checked the collections' database at the Waterloo Region Museum and our vertical file - we don't have a copy of the booklet. I'd recommend that you contact St. Marie Among the Huron and/or the Waterloo... More