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Hamilton Museums

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The Hamilton Children's Museum is an exciting and interactive destination for young children. Children are encouraged to learn through interaction and hands-on play.
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The McMaster Museum of Art, located on the campus of McMaster University houses a collection of approximately 6,000 works of art, including the Levy Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, European Old Master, Canadian works of art from historic to contemporary, and Inuit art.
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This museum is located in the carefully preserved historical home of Erland and Janet Lee. Built in 1873, the home is an example of Gothic architecture and showcases a number of historical items from the late 1700's and onward. The home is often known as the birthplace of Women's Institutes because of the founding role the Lee's had in that organization. Located minutes from Hamilton in Stoney Creek.
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See one of the largest displays of operational aircraft under one roof with more than 40 aircraft from WWII to the Jet Age, including the only flying Lancaster bomber in North America. The museum contains aircraft restoration projects, artifacts, interactive displays, audio/video terminals, memorabilia and interactive aircraft. A large gift shop, restaurant and theatre are also located on the premises. Aircraft are displayed indoors and in the air (weather and crew permitting). Vintage aircraft rides can be purchased. Open daily 9am-5pm (closed only Christmas Day & New Year's Day).
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This museum and cultural centre commemorates, preserves and celebrates the working individual in a series of exhibitions and displays, exploring the contributions working people have made to Canada. Travelling exhibitions, educational programs and facility space for events and meetings is available.
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Relive the olden days of Upper Canada at this national historic site, which is situated on the same spot that the Battle of Stoney Creek took place at in 1813. Staff dressed in period costumes will explain the history of the area and bring life to the triumphs and hardships of the Gage family.
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This museum gives a comprehensive perspective on the past, present and future of Canadian Football, honouring its best players and coaches along the way. Experience a number of interactive display zones. Educational programs are available.
BulletThe Griffin House
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Situated on a hilltop, these hermitage ruins have an interesting history. Enerals Griffin, who was born into slavery in Virginia, escaped and settled here. His home has now become a museum and cultural landmark.
BulletHamilton Military Museum
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Located in the Battery Lodge of Dundurn Park, this building was constructed in the 1830s. It focuses on air, land a sea military history from the War of 1812 to WWI. On display are artifacts preserved from two battleships from the War of 1812.
BulletFieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
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This museum, situated in a historic home, is dedicated to preserving and promoting local history through displays, educational programs, archives and artifacts. Be sure to explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, which feature a bandshell for frequent summer concerts. Located in Ancaster, just minutes from Hamilton.
BulletH.M.C.S. Haida Naval Museum
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This tribal class destroyer is regarded as a celebrity in the Royal Canadian Navy because of its long and successful career. The ship saw service in WWII and the Korean War. The forward guns are fired every day in salute, and guides are dressed in 1950s sailors' uniforms. Self-guided tours and learning programs are available. The museum was based in Toronto until 2003.
BulletHamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
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This museum is located in the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks which is a National Historic Site. There are two steam engines dating from this time, as well as displays on the industrial development and history of Hamilton.
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