Museums in Hamilton

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Museums in Hamilton

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  • Kerri R
    Hamilton, Canada17 contributions
    I am a frequent visitor the the Warplane museum. Every time I attend, I marvel at all the amazing aircraft displays. The museum does a fantastic job of offering fun and engaging events for all ages. Recently, I was a volunteer parking staff member for the Comic Con event. There were plenty of attendees dressed up in their favourite Cosplay or hero costumes. There was plenty of room to manoeuvre through the museum, tons of vendor booths, interviews and celebrity meetings. I am also delighted that the museum continues to offer ample FREE parking for all events. I wanted to highlight the excellent service of the museum and in particular, The Runway Café, who despite having had a credit/debit terminal issue Saturday morning, were still able to manage a huge line-up of attendees, vendors and guests by providing hot, tasty food that was processed quickly and efficiently. I was impressed! Thank you Warplane Museum for your amazing events and airplane fly-by's! I look forward the the RCAF 100 year celebration in 2024! Well done!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Alexander N
    1 contribution
    I have honestly never had as good of a tour as the Christmas at Dunduran with Alex. He was phenomenal, great pace, amazing knowledge of the times as well as a real knack for the small details often missed during these tours. The residence is in amazing shape and has a real energy to it. Would highly recomend a visit. Thank you for a great experience.
    Written December 5, 2023
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada284 contributions
    a great tour of Canadian history. Informative and friendly staff. Nice to see the inside after seeing the boat from the water and walk ways.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • David P
    Dover, UK74 contributions
    Visited on a coolish June Monday afternoon. We enjoyed walking through time with the buildings that come from different eras, but sadly no buildings were open to visitors. But we still spent more than two hours there, including some walking on trails outside the village center.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada284 contributions
    A big open gallery, unique art displays and occasionally they have programs too. The rotating and standing displays are always impressive.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • nickuzhov
    Mississauga, Canada43 contributions
    Don't expect the full coverage of steam technology from trains to steamboats. This is a museum of one thing, but that thing is displayed nicely. It is a former pump house of the early city's watermain. You can see the moving parts in action (of course, not coal- but electrically powered these days).
    Written February 26, 2023
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  • Sunshine S
    Stoney Creek, Canada2 contributions
    To learn how not to give up your country to Americans. Learn how the loyalists fought the good fight and won. Beautiful and picturesque area that was once a battle ground area.
    Written April 8, 2021
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  • Sara W
    Dundas, Canada16 contributions
    Beautiful old building that once held the Library nicely renovated. Rotating displays all items can be purchased. I bought a unique raku polar bear. Unfortunately, the 'clerk' we had was unfriendly and came off as snobbish. Did not suit the small town feel of Dundas...Maybe better training is needed? Still worth a look around.
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • JeniaToronto
    Hamilton, Canada183 contributions
    Very neat theatre with lots of culture . Be careful in he area when leaving a show as in a shady part of town. Street parking. Do t go alone !

    There are stairs going into theatre so not wheelchair accessible
    Written October 1, 2018
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  • Steve Horgan
    Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
    I'm a vintage and antique appraiser, and when I approached the museum with a unique item, I was happily surprised with the museum's observations and leads they gave me. Very knowledgeable, I look forward to visiting in person.
    Written May 4, 2019
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  • ticasueW
    Playa Jaco, Costa Rica35 contributions
    I'm a bit of a Timmies fan, so when I was so close to the original one I had to stop in. It's a fun photo-op at the old style counter upstairs and we enjoyed wandering down the memory lane and being reminded of the old uniforms and cups. Not to mention laughing at the old prices!
    Written June 23, 2019
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  • cynthia B
    Hamilton, Canada25 contributions
    I really enjoyed all of the memorabilia displayed in the museum and was very surprised by their attention to detail. IT was excellent for students, the curious and people of all ages.
    Written September 25, 2020
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  • AnLil
    965 contributions
    McMaster’s Art Museum is worth visiting for one of their special exhibits. It’s easy to access the university campus and surrounding area. At the entrance you’ll find two locations for .ca bicycle rentals (sobihamilton): one at the parking lot/bus loop behind the little art museum, and another outside of campus at Sterling-Whitton. Bikes can just as easily be picked up or returned in front of the McMaster University Medical Centre as well, not far from Williams Cafe on Main Street W. If it’s a nice day and you want to explore the neighbourhood, there’s a nice park at Marion Ave-Dromore Crescent, which is also the entrance to both Cootes Paradise Sanctuary trail head, and also the Aviary /greenhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden. A pay parking lot is there, within walking distance of the university, or there are underground pay carlots by the university hospital. Visiting in summer is just as lovely as the early fall, either on or off the busy campus. The flora is beautiful even in Oct. when the leaves turn colour(s).
    Written June 11, 2018
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  • baroom
    Mississauga, Canada2,180 contributions
    After an outdoor-only visit to Dundurn Castle, our next stop was the Hamilton Military Museum conveniently located southside of the castle grounds, just steps from York Blvd. Originally a gate house built 40 metres away, this 1830s building was moved to its current location in the 1970s. Since we visited during Doors Open Hamilton (May 7), admission was free.

    We got a friendly hello from staff at the entrance hall and before long we were on a leisurely self-guided tour. Our time was spent mostly on the first floor browsing the framed displays on the walls--an interesting assemblage of historical information, colourful illustrations and either genuine artifacts or well-made reproductions. There is even a selfie booth/dress-up station where visitors can pose wearing a military coatee a la 1812. Upstairs, there are a few more artifacts, a small movie room, an activity room where kids could play and a current exhibition about 3 Ontarians based on their surviving WWI letters.

    This is a small museum and it took us less than 30 mins to explore it.
    Written June 9, 2022
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  • Mary Ann L
    Ancaster, Canada30 contributions
    Creations has a large selection of art, many genres. It has been family owned and operated for as long as I can remember. Very good service and high quality framing of anything you might bring in to them.
    Written January 6, 2019
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