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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
+1 905-546-4797
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Engineering wizardry!

This pump house is the reason that safe water could be moved up into reservoirs during the early... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Jennifer D
Hamilton, Canada
Great Learning programs

I took my cub-scout pack here for an interactive learning experience called defending the pump... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Hamilton, Canada
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Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution. Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines. The historic Hamilton Waterworks is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. The museum offers guided tours, various permanent and changing exhibits and features special events for the whole family, including Live Steamer Days from May through October.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2, Canada
+1 905-546-4797
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This pump house is the reason that safe water could be moved up into reservoirs during the early times of Hamilton. Get up close and personal with the pump house. View models. This venue offers great school trips for Primary kids. There are often model...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I took my cub-scout pack here for an interactive learning experience called defending the pump. The activity leader was super knowledgeable and engaging and she kept the kids very interested throughout the time we were there. I highly recommend this experience.

Thank Kanukie
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I attended the Hamilton Mini Maker Faire here last month and it was a blast! The area was filled with vibrant young people avidly discussing the future of Hamilton and the rest of the world. The large machinery inside the old buildings was very cool...More

Thank joakimebbe
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There's always a lot to learn when visiting a museum, and I got way more than I bargained for. Unfortunate that we weren't able to see the turbines in motion, but still an excellent experience. Majestic beautiful machinery! A school bus full of kids was...More

2  Thank Christenthia L
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A great place to visit for all of the family, seeing how the water is pumped from the lake to give us water to use is something all need to understand. The history of the building and the engineering to create this place is a...More

Thank Li M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I visited, the tour was fantastic, guide Rayne was very informative and friendly! You won't have a clue walking through this place without a guide.

Thank Alex N
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I honestly went because I knew parts of Murdock Mysteries were filmed here, but the actual tour of was really informative. My sister and I were the only two there but the guide did an amazing job at showing us around, answering questions, and giving...More

Thank btheo16
Reviewed 11 May 2017

.... and it puts a smile on my face. One of those old buildings in Hamilton which are rare because it does actually look cool. If you like steam and technology or both then this is the place for you. I haven't quite had a...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

although a snow day the meuseum was still open the staff bent over backwards to have patience and help the little one .

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Took our two grandsons to Family Day visit of the museum after it being recommended. The adjacent exhibits offered were ok but of limited interest to our 7 and 4 year old boys. The tour of the main museum was interesting for the adults but...More

Thank hunterdune
Debra S, Manager at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hello hunterdune, I was very disappointed to read that your visit did not go well. Our staff are trained to engage children in tours so that they learn and enjoy their time along with the adults and it is unfortunate that this did not occur....More

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