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Assiginack Museum

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Address: 125 Arthur Street | P0P 1N0, Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0, Canada
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+1 705-859-3196

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Great small local museum

Surprisingly well displayed local museum. Lots of objects from various time periods, well displayed. Good outer building display with larger items.

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Jim M
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Surprisingly well displayed local museum. Lots of objects from various time periods, well displayed. Good outer building display with larger items.

Thank Jim M
Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

When we decided to stop by I was hoping my kids would like learning about 19th century life, and they really enjoyed it. Out buildings (1-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop) were as interesting as the museum

Thank Steve M
Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

ring the old school bell and close the door and lock yourself in the jail...a nice museum to visit and spend a couple hours

Thank joe s
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We arrived and found the museum still closed. looked at brochure further and it says open June 1st!!! Outside area looks interesting and well maintained,

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a really good insight into our history. Has some wonderful displays of Bell telephone equipment, the original schoolhouse of Manitowaning, a forgers shed and equipment, some gorgeous quilts and it's all housed in the original jail where you can be locked up for a photo op. I go in yearly. Very enjoyable tour and not expensive.

Thank Tammy R
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Timed our visit in off season but still worth viewing the buildings and Norisle Steamship berthed permanently in the harbour at Manitowaning.

Thank Manon R
Owen Sound, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2015

While tripping around the island having no set schedule my mom, son and I found this great museum. We took our time exploring within the walls of so much wonderful history. We will definitely be revising this one,can't wait for our next trip.😀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

1 Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped by to find out sone information on a family story and the staff helped find the information we were looking for. Worth a visit. Always nice to learn more about the island and our families that lived here

1 Thank Amber E
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

The Assiginack Museum is in a well maintained green park in Manitowaning. There are four buildings: a pioneer home, blacksmith shop, school house and a barn and all are open to view. The main museum display is in the pioneer home and they have a display of glassware, toys and other artifacts from the early settling of Manitoulin Island. A... More 

2 Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Well laid out and lots of history. There are glass, ceramics, history information. A great museum curator to answer information and outbuildings with carriages, a school house and outdoor kitchen.

Thank eandlallen

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