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Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
+1 519-836-1221
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A very nice museum that was worth the visit

We've lived in Guelph for about a year and a half and everytime we drove by the museum we told... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
CraigPenney
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Guelph, Canada
Beautiful building melding old and new.

A very good look at life in Guelph through the ages. Makes you appreciate history. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
BernieK55
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Guelph, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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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

1  Thank CraigPenney
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.

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.

Thank BernieK55
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

Thank 1Love2Travel789
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

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

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

Thank tsoi2017
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!

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
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!

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

Thank John B
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!

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

Thank P R
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

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Good for kids and adults, has both for exploration. Little store within., Clean and fully accessible.

Thank 662panosm
Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

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

Reviewed 11 June 2017

A must visit in Guelph..gives entrance to McRae museum on Water Street too.amazing variety of information available..very big on water on our planet. Lovely gift shop and housed in a lovely building. I am going to take out an annual pass when I move there.

Thank NICHOLASVancouverBc
Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and plan on becoming a part of our Guelph Museums family! Our membership provides access to Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House as well as Waterloo Region Museum and Wellington County Museum. Enjoy!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum is within the renovated Loretto Convent which is located atop The Hill in Downtown Guelph. Through exhibits, the museum brings Guelph's past to life. The museum also provides exhibit space for many events and special presentations. The front lawn/patio of the museum became...More

1  Thank McFairlie-Guelph
Management response:Responded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Hope you return this summer to visit upcoming exhibit "To the Gathering Place" at the Civic Museum.

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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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