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Address: 1240 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1C5, Canada
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+1 905-634-3556
13:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:30

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Was fascinated by the signed poster of Lena Horne that was being exihibited

I was surprised enough by that poster that I actually ambushed the curator in his office to ask for an explanation - seems Burlington used to be a major train stop and she had... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A very nice place to go on a school tour or even with friends to learn about our early Settlers. Not expensive.

Thank Steve C
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was surprised enough by that poster that I actually ambushed the curator in his office to ask for an explanation - seems Burlington used to be a major train stop and she had appeared in one of the local hotels. The museum is small but they do change the exhibits fairly often - definitely worth a visit.

Thank VisitorBermuda
Burlington, Canada
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a great little Museum and full of interesting local Burlington and aboriginal lore. The clothes and doll collection are specialties here. Joseph Brant was a formidable person and had a huge effect on the development of Burlington. The house is well kept and full of Victorian oddities...and the museum's oddest item is a dinosaur bone found right here!

Thank Jan G
Burlington, Canada
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536 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The museum is rather small, but is well focussed with excellent displays which are changed on a regular basis. Never seems to be too busy, but staff most helpful.

Thank yankeefan730
Toronto, Canada
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455 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

An excellent small museum with many generations and vast eras of items on display. 2 storeys of displays and changed often to keep things fresh

Thank canadian_investor
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I appreciate the information on historical development in Burlington. The artifacts are interesting, especially the surveying equipment, which I find intriguing to look at and to photo (I don't use flash). The number of artifacts, however, pale in comparison to other local museums, such as, Paisley's Treasure Chest Museum and Bruce County museum in Southampton. These local museums in the... More 

Thank ThYeung
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Lived in Burlington many years loved going to the Museum. I t was always interesting to see the history of a town I spent almost 20 years living in.

Thank amystical1
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178 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Interesting local museum with eclectic exhibits of historic items and information in particular about Joseph Brant a war chief of the six nations and British military caption who lived in Burlington in late 1700s. The staff were friendly and answered questions.

Thank ExplorerBristol
Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

A replica of the house built by native chief Tyendinaga and later used as a hospital on the Burlington waterfront. Worth a visit especially on Joseph Brant day - the first Monday of August every year. The specter appears occasionally in the upper window so keep a sharp lookout.

3 Thank Michael B
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I visited this museum in the middle of the afternoon, and didn't find many people there. Thus, the curator was more available to answer my questions, (or at least try.) The exhibits were great, and convenient to explain the history of Burlington. The gift shop in the hallway seemed a little risky, but what do I know? Overall, a must

Thank Giannifox

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