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Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8, Canada
+1 519-836-1221
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Olympic Day at the Museum

I like going here because they have days were entrances are free. There is a lot to do for the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
Ana's A
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Guelph
Love, love, love it here.

If you have small children, and live anywhere even sort of close, do yourself a favour and buy a... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
J M
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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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  • Average5%
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“civic museum” (8 reviews)
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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 3 September 2014

I like going here because they have days were entrances are free. There is a lot to do for the kids. The day we went we met an Olympian, had photos taken of us, did crafts and tried some outdoor hockey.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you have small children, and live anywhere even sort of close, do yourself a favour and buy a family membership. Exhibits change often and are often kid-friendly. The children's areas are great and run by an amazing and creative staff who clearly love their...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have family history in Guelph, so my Mother and I made a special trip to the museum in search of pictures or information about her Grandfather, my Great Grandfather. Decades ago, my Mother remembered seeing pictures of him in the museum displays. But since...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is a small museum but the fee is little too and what you see and learn is well worth it. Every exhibition is very well made and the museum is organized in a great way. Kids will love it.

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Pros: -Extremely quiet Cons: -Very small. -(At least when I visited the place) the first floor didn't have anything in it. The museum has canvas paintings in it, and exhibits to show the history of Guelph. There are three floors. I didn't really like it....More

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Wide ranging story of Guelph and area. Displays are well thought out. The children's area interesting for the younger ones. Historic locale in reclaimed building an added bonus.

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This museum had more to offer than we realized. The art exhibits were beautiful, the section about the history of Guelph was very well done and the family floor provided our kids with a few hours of good old fashioned fun. The key is to...More

Thank Fanookin
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We visited here one afternoon, and it was a nice place to take 4 little ones. They sped through the parts that weren't of interest to them of course (the Guelph specific exhibits that I wanted to read and explore). They had a great time...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

My family has been members for over 5 years now and my kids still are not board of the Guelph Museum. At $45 for a year membership not only gets you into the Museum and McCrae house but also at these partner locations: Wellington County...More

Thank Farrah T
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

I don't think we would go back frequently but as a new place to visit (both as a Guelphite and with children) it is an okay site to visit.

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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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