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Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
+1 519-836-1221
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A Gem

I am not originally from Guelph but since moving here I have beeen extremely impressed by not only... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chillmyway
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Guelph, Canada
Newly renovated museum

The museum houses decent collection of city of Guelph artifacts, if you want to get a better... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mei2000ca
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Toronto, Canada
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The Guelph Civic Museum showcases Guelph's history through permanent and changing exhibits, a fun and interactive families gallery, and special events and activities. Located in the recently renovated Loretto Convent, atop the hill at Norfolk Street and beside the landmark Church of Our Lady, the museum is home to a collection of artifacts that bring Guelph's past to life.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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+1 519-836-1221
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not originally from Guelph but since moving here I have beeen extremely impressed by not only the make over of this museum but by the contents it holds as well as all the activities that are offered there. Many free of charge or...More

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad to hear that you not only explored our galleries, but have also attended a number of our events to get the full museum experience. Thank you for supporting Guelph Museums and hope to see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum houses decent collection of city of Guelph artifacts, if you want to get a better understanding of Guelph history, it is worth the visit .

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! Glad to hear you enjoyed the Civic Museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Well organized and very informative on local history. The building is modernized while keeping key elements from the past.

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you visit us again.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We've lived in Guelph for about a year and a half and everytime we drove by the museum we told ourselves that we need to check it out. So, in October, we did. The entrance fee is $5.00 and there's no question you'll get $5.00...More

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Guelph Civic Museum! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A very good look at life in Guelph through the ages. Makes you appreciate history. The staff are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. You can tell that they love what they do. They also have a space for parties and meetings. That would be cool.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A nice place to stop for a few hours to learn about Guelph and its history. I enjoyed seeing many photos from the past compared to today. Lots of interesting items to see and they were well organized. The kids area had many fun activities...More

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Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Tourists especially those from Hong Kong may know only a little about tourism in Guelph. It is because there is not much promotion about this place and going there may not be so easy as you have to travel a long way by buses or...More

2  Thank tsoi2017
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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are so glad you made a stop to the Civic Museum! Our staff are very passionate about Guelph and it's history, wonderful to hear they extended a warm welcome. Thank you for visiting and for your kind review!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Knowing nothing of Guelph when I went into the museum, I came out knowing a lot more about it. It's great as an introduction to the city, with its history being charted from the first tree cut and through inventions, innovations and so on. Small...More

Thank Emma S
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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Exactly what we love to hear! So glad you enjoyed your visit and learned about our lovely city. Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We ventured out to the Civic Museum on their Fourth Friday feature. Free museum admission and a free outdoor concert every fourth Friday of the month. It is really well laid out and features local history as well as interesting exhibits about local nature and...More

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Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Fourth Fridays are the perfect time to come out and explore the museum! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

First time at new location. Very well done. Nice little museum to have in the city. We went for the kids portion but enjoyed walking to see all the exhibits. Does not take that long so do not need to plan a whole day. We...More

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GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear your little one enjoyed the museum. We have a great monthly kids program called Tiny Tots which is held on the first Thursday of each month - drop in for organized songs, crafts, and games for children...More

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Alyssa L
14 June 2017|
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Response from GuelphMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Alyssa, Sorry for our delayed response. Yes, the other two answers are correct. Only service animals are permitted inside the museum. Hope you still get a chance to visit!
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