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Guelph Civic Museum

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

I liked that it showed the history good and bad. The staff was knowledgeable about the museum and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Portia1966
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Canandaigua, New York
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beautiful and well laid out

This is a great place to visit for all ages. It is accessible for all. Beautiful setting/grounds... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
63bonniem
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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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“local history” (5 reviews)
“civic museum” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 3 April 2016 via mobile

I liked that it showed the history good and bad. The staff was knowledgeable about the museum and Guelph and could see she liked working there. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a great place to visit for all ages. It is accessible for all. Beautiful setting/grounds.. Lovely gift store.

Thank 63bonniem
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

3 floors here. up on the hill in Guelph right next to our lady of immaculate church. There are still alot of historic buildings in the city and this one had a past too. To think it all started with the cutting of a tree,...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

In 2015, the Museum added a large bronze statue of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, author of the famous poem In Flanders Fields. It is similar to the one also erected in Ottawa. Another reason for a visit to this Museum, but please ask your children not...More

Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Interesting, educational, and entertaining. We all enjoyed learning the history of Guelph via hearing dozens of stories about various artifacts, i.e. furniture, clothes, household items, and such.

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

What a beautiful building, especially the memorial out front, a must see if you are in town! Guelph has a rich history!

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

An incredible setting - high on a hilltop overlooking the city in a very old basilica. The museum building itself becomes an interesting part of the visit. The museum has a number of different display area themes - all very well done and interesting. On...More

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The exhibits change every few months. The have a very good children's section where kids can run around and play with the interactive exhibits. The admission is also quite inexpensive. While Guelph isn't known as a tourist town this place proves the city has lots...More

Thank Mischa S
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We went specifically to see the current WWI Flanders display. A bit smaller than expected for a "city" museum but displays are well laid out and presented in a clear manner. Affordable (at $5.00 per with a $15.00 family rate - and INCLUDES admission to...More

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Beautifully restored and added onto museum with many displays relating to Guelph history! My children loved the children's area (the old street car area was their favourite and well I enjoyed the whole museum! While we were there they had a tribute to the Italian...More

Thank SpringfieldGal
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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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