Museums in Niagara-on-the-Lake

THE 10 BEST Museums in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Museums in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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  • Shane B
    Brisbane Region, Australia59 contributions
    If you are visiting NotL make sure you spend some time visiting Fort George. This is a great faithful reconstruction of the original site complete with some original artefacts. There are heaps of staff on site, in period costume, who are very knowledgeable and eager to answer your questions. Having no knowledge of the history of the area, I walked away with a good understanding of the history around the 1812 war. Make sure you time your visit for the musket demonstration - this is well worth seeing. The person demonstrating one of the weapons had some difficulty with the firing mechanism highlighting the issues with this type of weapon - the commentary was hilarious and had us all laughing.
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • PhotoDudeIII
    Toronto, Canada57 contributions
    Tucked away in the corner of the village of Queenston is a small but very interesting museum. The purpose of the museum is two-fold: a history of William Lyon Mackenzie, who published his anti-establishment newspaper here for a short time before moving to Toronto (and getting into lots of trouble), and the history of printing press. Both are dealt with well. The history of the printing press, with vintage machines, is demonstrated up to the modern age. The tour guide gives a detailed account of how they worked, and the changes in technology that allowed going from 200 copies to 200,000 copies or more. It gives you an appreciation on how hard it was to produce something we take for granted. If you're into historical museums, this won't disappoint.
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • BGS
    Scotch Plains, NJ34 contributions
    Irene has a bright and cheery gallery featuring her works, especially her locally famous sunflower paintings.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Martyk2800
    35 contributions
    The wildlife photos in the display window are awesome. The intimate photography will take your breath away.
    Written November 14, 2019
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK6,010 contributions
    A very interesting building, all made of wood as are mist of the buildings in this area. Looking through the windows you can see a huge range of what used to be the latest medical equipment. It was originally operated as the the apothecary but closed in 1964 and was subsequently opened as a museum.
    Written May 20, 2023
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  • Victoria
    North Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
    Great little museum, $5 entry fee. NOTL has a fascinating history and I thoroughly recommend you do their walking tour. It's only $10 and you learn so much fascinating history about NOTL and the surrounding area. Do the tour first (they meet in the park at the bandstand) and your walk down the Main Street after will mean so much more because you'll know the stories behind so many of the buildings.
    Written June 6, 2023
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  • Experience613401
    7 contributions
    What a great experience buying a Trish Romance print from Niagara Image Gallery. It was from some of her early work and the frame they picked out really enhanced the picture. While I was their I noticed a painting that her daughter Tanya did and what a difference from her mom work but I loved the style . I bought one of Tanya print and they will have it framed n ready for me next week i hope. Once I was done at Niagara Image Gallery I had to make a trip up to Avondale to get a banana split. All in all I think I had a great day.
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • LibertyStreet
    Milford, MI189 contributions
    My sister noticed the museum as we drove by and had to stop. In this case it was a good call. $10 admission. A three-generational art exhibit on display, curated by the Ottawa Art Gallery, and beautifully done. There is is also an interesting library in the lower level and a nice view of the river from the backyard. The staff was enthusiastic and friendly. We enjoyed our time there.
    Written May 20, 2023
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  • Krista K
    5 contributions
    I enjoyed getting to view so many local artists and beautiful works of art. This gallery is definitely worth viewing and spending time in!
    Written March 7, 2023
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  • Leisa
    3 contributions
    Lovely shop selling quality, unique gifts for the home. I love that it’s a working studio and the owner/artisans are on site to explain their process. Beautiful handcrafted glasswork and gorgeous linen soft goods for the home. I even got a peak at their tiny garden out back where they were brewing up some natural dyes. A real gem!

    So excited to see that the shop has re-opened since Covid. The owner artist was busy during lockdown and has expanded into creating lovely hand built ceramic pieces.
    Written August 10, 2020
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  • Carole S
    Westfield, NJ357 contributions
    This galler is excellent for collectors of Native art. The personnel are very knowledgable and helpful without being pushy.
    Written August 20, 2019
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  • Ellen
    Niagara Falls, Canada143 contributions
    I was fortunate enough to attend two artist workshops at the Pumphouse Art Centre. One was on Printmaking using gel pads. It was so interesting and inspiring that I bought my own gel pad and materials to continue printmaking at home. The second was about making a Charcuterie Board. We had our work cut out for us, but it was all worth it! We created beautiful Black Walnut boards to use at home. I'm looking forward to the next workshops there.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Joanne T
    Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
    If you are in Niagara-On-The-Lake; a visit to Gate Street Studio is a must!The Artwork is beautiful and vibrant and you may even get lucky enough to meet the artist herself.
    Be prepared however as you will probably want to bring something home after visiting this quaint little studio !
    10 out of 10.
    Written December 9, 2022
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  • _grahammouse
    London, Canada3 contributions
    I went to this museum as this is the regiment my Dad was in during World War !!. My Dad had saved a lot of pictures with the names of the soldiers on the back of the picture. I had books, memorial service for their dead soldiers of this regiment and his medals. They told me a lot about what my Dad was and did during the war, which I did not know, as my Dad would not talk about the war. I have more pictures and things of my Dad that they would love to have so I will be going back and donating all this to them. If anyone has this kind of memorial from a war, I would suggest you find if they have a museum and this can be done through Butler's Barracks for you.
    I feel so good now that my Dad's treasures will never see a garbage can and will be there for generations to see and learn from.
    Written July 22, 2016
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  • pologreyhound
    Glasgow, UK140 contributions
    This is a potter's shop and exhibition. Prices are from the cheap to the high end, from small items to very large bowls and chargers. The designs are individual and of course handmade. Even the everyday ware is well designed.It is off the beaten track but near to the main road between Niagara on the Lake and the Falls.
    Written October 24, 2019
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