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Guelph Civic Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very impressive

This is a lovely small museum which tells the history of Guelph and its citizens. There is a large... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Mrfiz
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Great Museum in a Lovely Building

Went to see the "Lucile Fashion" exhibit, excellent. Took the time to explore the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
OurWanderingCasa
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Burlington, 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...more
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52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small museum which tells the history of Guelph and its citizens. There is a large area devoted to the interest of kids so they will find plenty to do. Don't miss the Lucile exhibit which includes her life history, her rise...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went to see the "Lucile Fashion" exhibit, excellent. Took the time to explore the rest of the museum, very well done. Great hands on area for kids.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The museum is amazing! This special fashion exhibit is well worth seeing....very interesting information and remarkable items on display. The information about the sinking of the titanic is very well done as well and includes an awesome quilt. There's a great sculpture outside of John...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came to Guelph specifically because we read about a special exhibition about Lucille Lady Duff Gordon and the Titanic scandal. The exhibition about this Guelph native and very famous fashion designer was fascinating. Well laid out - although some of the little descriptive signs...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

A treasure of local exhibits. Found out much more about local history. Small. Definitely not an all day visit. But we'll worth exploring.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank T4033RDsteveb
Alex B, Public Relations Manager at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Hi Steve, thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and took away some new information/history about Guelph!

Reviewed 19 June 2016

This museum didn't sound particularly impressive, but it had a lot of interesting displays and information about Guelph. I am a big fan of Victorian history and there was a lot of it there.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Colin M
Alex B, Public Relations Manager at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Hi Colin, thank you for your review and kind words - we always appreciate feedback.

Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is right next door to the enormous Basillica on the hill overlooking the city of Guelph and there is plenty of free parking available. Wheelchair accessible and has an elevator for 3 floors of exhibits. I went to see the Lucile exhibition and wouldn't...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Alex B, Public Relations Manager at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you had a chance to explore Lucile: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal. If you interested in seeing whats happening at the museum, feel free to check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/guelphmuseums) :)

Reviewed 4 May 2016

After years of living in Guelph I finally got to the museum. Very interesting. Lots to see and read about. Great childrens area.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Valguelph
Alex B, Public Relations Manager at Guelph Civic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

We're happy you finally made it up to the hill to see the museum! Thank you for your kind words and review

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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Portia1966
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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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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