Museums

Suburbs

The region's museums bring the lives of founding families and history-makers to life, while recalling the industries and economies that enabled settlement in this area, and connecting them to our present.

Doon Heritage Crossroads 
10 Huron Rd at Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener 
Doon Heritage Village is a living history museum, re-creating a rural village and two farms, where costumed interpreters welcome visitors to the year 1914.

Joseph Schneider Haus Museum
466 Queen St S., Kitchener 
A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the c. 1816 homestead was restored and furnished to period and opened as a living history museum in 1981.

Maple Syrup Museum of Ontario 
1441 King St. N., St. Jacobs 
Learn about the history of maple syrup production and see artifacts, photographs and displays that describe the maple syrup industry in Waterloo region.

THEMUSEUM
10 King St W., Kitchener 
THEMUSEUM offers experiences that intersect art, science and technology. Featuring five floors of interactive and diverse exhibits and programs for people and families of all ages.

Victoria Park Gallery
Schneider Ave., Victoria Park, Kitchener
Enjoy displays of Berlin/Kitchener history. Open weekend and holiday afternoons from 1- 4:30 p.m. between mid-May and late October. The Gallery is located at the end of Schneider Avenue, beside the pavilion. Admission is free and all are welcome. For information please contact rychmills@golden.net or 519 742 4990.

Waterloo Region Museum  
10 Huron Rd at Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener 
The museum is located at the intersection of two historical settlement routes. Huron Road was built in the 1830s to bring settlers into the region. The museum officially opened in November 2011.

Woodside National Historic Site
528 Wellington St N., Kitchener 
Woodside is the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving prime minister. Restored to represent the early 1890s, the house brings the era of kerosene lamps, mangles, corsets, and wood stoves to life.

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