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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

900 Woodward Ave. (map)
at the QEW, Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-546-4797
Fax: 905-546-4798

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Admission Rates

  • $7.00 Adults (18-59)
  • $6.00 Seniors (60+)
  • $6.00 Students * (13-17)
  • $5.00 Child (6-12)
  • FREE Infant (5 and under)
  • $20.00 Family **

* Student = 13-17 or with valid student ID
** Family = two adults and dependant children under 18

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Hours of Operation

Year Round: Tuesday to Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

(Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

Depending on availability, we will gladly open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups. This museum offers guided tours only.

What Does The Pump Say? video

What Does The Pump Say?

Our fantastic museum staff put together this video for an international #MuseumDanceOff contest! Check out the video!

Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Offering over 100 annual festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions, Hamilton Civic Museums provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.

Educational and Community Programming

All Hamilton Civic Museums offer programs suitable for elementary school students, secondary school students, and community groups such as Scouts and Guides. If you would like a detailed outline of any of our programs, or if you require a customized program for your group, contact the individual museum directly.

Parties and Celebrations

Corporate Rentals and Group Tours

History of Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Take a peek into life at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution. This magnificent example of 19th century public works architecture preserves two 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines which pumped the first clean water to the city over 150 years ago. One engine operates as a demonstration every day!

The only surviving facility of its time in North America, the museum is a National Historic Site and a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. These Canadian made engines are the oldest surviving examples in the nation.

The museum offers various permanent and changing exhibits. They also feature a wide range of special events that are fun for the whole family.

Please Note – There are no locomotives on permanent display at the museum. FREE train rides are offered to the public on Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days from May through October. The Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers are a volunteer group that maintain 1400 feet of ground mounted 7 ¼" gauge train track on the museum grounds. Please click HERE for a full listing of events at the museum.