Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

Announcement
June 26, 2015 - 3:39pm

Canada Day July 1, 2015 - What's Open and What's Closed?

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green bin, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Wednesday, July 1.
  • Pick up will occur on the day after your regularly scheduled collection day if it falls on July 1, 2 or 3.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 am.

To view your collection schedule, visit www.hamilton.ca/waste.
Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Wednesday, July 1.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/ Holiday Schedule on Wednesday, July 1.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS - DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Wednesday, July 1. All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Wednesday, July 1. If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so.
  • ATS customer service will be closed on Wednesday, July 1.

Recreation

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • Dundurn Castle, Whitehern Historic House, Battlefield House Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, The Hamilton Military Museum, Fieldcote Museum and Griffin House will be closed, Wednesday, July 1.
  • Dundurn National Historic Site is hosting its annual Canada Day Military Tattoo on the grounds in front of Dundurn Castle at 7 pm.
  • The Hamilton Children’s Museum is currently closed for renovations.

For more information about Civic Museums, please visit www.hamilton.ca/museums

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre (Lister Building, 28 James St. N.) will be is open from 11 am to 3 pm on July 1. www.tourismhamilton.com

Hamilton Farmer’s Market Hours

  • Sunday, June 28 - Closed
  • Monday, June 29 - Closed
  • Tuesday, June 30 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, July 1 - closed
  • Thursday, July 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, July 3 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, July 4 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All branches of the Hamilton Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day.
  • For more information on library hours, please visit: www.hpl.ca

Public Health Services

For Public Health matters concerning:

  • Reports of suspected reportable diseases and food poisoning, call 905-546-2063
  • Reports of environmental spills, fires or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue, call 905-546-CITY (2489)
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-3500
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-CITY (2489) or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

  • All Ontario Works offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 1, and will reopen Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. W (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Wednesday, July 1. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Wednesday, July 1.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433.

Property Tax Payments

  • During the holiday, you may submit your property tax payment into a drop box at the rear doors of City Hall, 71 Main Street West or at one of our Municipal Service Centres.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Wednesday, July 1, and will reopen on Thursday, July 2.

The locations are:

  • Ancaster: 300 Wilson Street East (map)
  • Dundas: 60 Main St. (map)
  • Flamborough: 7 Innovation Drive, First floor (map) New - temporary location
  • Glanbrook: 4280 Binbrook Rd. (map)
  • Stoney Creek: 777 Hwy. 8 (map)

Payments may also be made anytime by mail to:

The City of Hamilton
c/o Tax Department
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Parking Violations

Online payments can be made at: www.hamilton.ca/parking

Payment of Parking Violations can be made by mail to the pre-printed address indicated on the parking tag or dropped off into the drop box at the nearest Municipal Service Centre (see addresses above) or Taxation Division (noted above). The Hamilton Municipal Parking System office at 80 Main St. West, at Summers Lane, also accepts payments for parking violations at its drop box.

Traffic Violations

Online payments can be made anytime at: www.hamilton.ca/poa

The Provincial Offences Administration Office at 45 Main St. East, 4th Floor, Suite 408 (John Sopinka) Court House will be closed on Wednesday, July 1

Location
900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone
905-546-4797

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 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.


Hours

The Museum is open year-round.

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
  • Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Depending on availability, we will open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.

If you cannot make it to the museum, then sit back, relax and enjoy a virtual tour.

Admission

  • $7 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $6 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $6 for students ages13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $5 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $20 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old

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Events

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at the museum throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same!

July

The Hamilton Children's Museum is back at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology for a second temporary summer fun exhibit. Imagination Playground blocks are an incredible play system for unlocking children's creative spirit. It includes bricks and cylinders, accented with chutes, channels and parts that suggest motion or connectivity. They inspire children to design their own inventions, environments and activities. Come see the big blue room and the big blue block at the Steam Museum this summer.
Contact childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-4848 for details. 

  • Friday, July 3, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015 (Closed Mondays) 
  • Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
  • Ages: All
  • Cost: Free exhibit. Regular admission rates apply to the museum

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of the museum.

  • Sundays: July 5 & 26
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Ages: All
  • Cost: Free event and museum admission

August

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of the museum.

  • Sundays: August 9 & 23
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Ages: All
  • Cost: Free event and museum admission

September

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of the museum.

  • Sunday, September 13, 2015
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Ages: All
  • Cost: Free event and museum admission

October

Celebrate Hamilton’s Boat building past, explore how boats were built and learn about the vast boating community.

  • October 2, 2015 - June 19, 2016

November

To honour Thomas Keefer and the profession of Mechanical Engineering, young folks are invited to learn about engineering and become an honorary engineer. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Ages: All

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Thomas C. Keefer, designer of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks and a founder of Canada's civil engineering profession.

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • Ages: All
  • Cost: Free event and museum admission

Celebrate Hamilton’s Boat building past, explore how boats were built and learn about the vast boating community.

  • October 2, 2015 - June 19, 2016

December

Get out of the cold and into our beautiful historical Woodshed for a free drop-in self-guided craft centre. Be inspired by history and get crafty!

  • December 22, 2015 - January 3, 2016
  • Ages: 4 - 12
  • Cost: Free event

Celebrate Hamilton’s Boat building past, explore how boats were built and learn about the vast boating community.

  • October 2, 2015 - June 19, 2016