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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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Address: 33 Victoria St N | Saugeen Shores, Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0, Canada
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Been here a couple times. This place is unique and for a small town has a big museum. It has variety and some displays change. Kids will like it and visitors won't be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northerntraveller10
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Bruce County, Canada
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Bruce County, Canada
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a couple times. This place is unique and for a small town has a big museum. It has variety and some displays change. Kids will like it and visitors won't be disappointed.

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Thank Northerntraveller10
Southampton, Canada
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10 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Been here a couple of times, I have brought the grandchildren, we learned a lot of history and how to make native jewellery. I've been to the archive section to do the Family Tree. The people are very helpful, pleasant.

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Thank joannetierney
Midland, Canada
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39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great for a family looking for a rainy day activity, beautiful outdoor area as well as interesting and engaging indoor exhibits. A must see if you are in the area.

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Thank Sara S
London, Canada
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have made annual trips to do family history research in Bruce County for many years. The local genealogy and historical societies make it easy, as they have a great number local resources and many of them are indexed. The archives space is in the top floor of the museum and is open and bright. The staff are very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Dundas
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134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wanted to know things about friends from the past in Port Elgin. Had visited PE when I was a little boy and really liked our family/friends that I met. I found a street named after the family(Bieners) so when I heard that there was a museum in Southhampton(just outside of Port Elgin) we went for a visit. Found out that... More 

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Thank johnnyb2
Sarnia, Canada
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165 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

There is more to the museum than just a visit to see all on display, although that is quite interesting as well. If you notify them in advance, you can set up a time for someone in the archives (thank you, Sue) to devote their time to helping you research historical family documents such as land titles, obituaries and newspaper... More 

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Thank 24vacation
Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The kids always look forward to a rainy day at the cottage because it means we get to visit the museum. They love the interactive exhibits and I love that my Annual Membership to the Waterloo Regional Museum gets us in for free.

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Thank Angela K
Burlington, Canada
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were there for about 45 minutes to an hour and felt like we saw everything. However, I think it would be nice outing for the kids as there were a few hands-on activities for the kids. There were nice students who demonstrated some of the exhibits (such as firing the canon on a ship).

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Thank jamesbaldwin62
Ontario
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131 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stopped by the museum this past weekend. I wasn't expecting such a gem. The museum is well laid out and flows easily. Although I was not there with children, it is very child friendly. There are of course artifacts protected in glass cabinets and cases however the majority of the museum is touch friendly. There is a large replica of... More 

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Thank MichelleK20127
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Worth checking this place out! Wonderful archives department, friendly staff as well. Brought the kids there while on vacation to see the exhibits and catch the reptile show. Wonderful! Very child friendly!

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Thank Ironlady05
Shannon P, Marketing Coordinator at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, and we are so very glad you had a wonderful visit! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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