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“Nice for a rainy day”

Guelph Civic Museum
Ranked #12 of 60 things to do in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Good for kids and adults, has both for exploration.
Little store within., Clean and fully accessible.

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Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

A must visit in Guelph..gives entrance to McRae museum on Water Street too.amazing variety of information available..very big on water on our planet. Lovely gift shop and housed in a lovely building. I am going to take out an annual pass when I move there.

Thank NICHOLASVancouverBc
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Management response:Responded 17 June 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and plan on becoming a part of our Guelph Museums family! Our membership provides access to Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House as well as Waterloo Region Museum and Wellington County Museum. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum is within the renovated Loretto Convent which is located atop The Hill in Downtown Guelph.
Through exhibits, the museum brings Guelph's past to life. The museum also provides exhibit space for many events and special presentations. The front lawn/patio of the museum became the home of the Bronze Sculpture dedicated to the life of Colonel John McCrae.

1  Thank McFairlie-Guelph
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Management response:Responded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Hope you return this summer to visit upcoming exhibit "To the Gathering Place" at the Civic Museum.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Staff took us on a well informed walking tour of Guelph. Saw various historical sites within easy walking distance. 45 minute presentation. Very knowledgable staffer.

Thank Philip L
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Management response:Responded 3 April 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your walking tour. Thank you for such a kind review!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

With a great deal of effort, community involvement and the perseverance of enthusiastic local historians, the Guelph Civic Museum became a reality, overcoming misinformed and unsupportive opponents. What an outstanding win for the City of Guelph. For decades, Guelph has been a hub of fascinating people, events and beautiful architecture, with gorgeous sightlines of buildings, churches, historical homes and parks. The restoration of this building aside the Basilica has provided outstanding learning opportunities for local residents and visitors, adults and children alike. It has a fine and knowledgeable staff and line-up of volunteers who make each visit worthwhile. The support and recognition of a first class facility such as this will hopefully encourage all who respect history and its effects on all of us to continue to preserve and protect our heritage. Do drop in!!

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Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Passionate community members are the driving force behind Guelph Museums and inspire us to bring Guelph's stories to life. Thank you for your ongoing support of Guelph Museums!

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