Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

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July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

Holiday Closures
July 27, 2016 - 10:52am

Civic Holiday Monday, August 1 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Civic Holiday, Monday, August 1

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

Green Cart, Recycling and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, yard waste, or garbage pick-up on Monday, August 1.
  • Your pick-up will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • 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 Monday, August 1.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on Sunday/Holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 or visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, August 1.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, August 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 Monday, August 1.

Recreation

  • Recreation Centres, Seniors Centres and Arenas will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • Seniors Clubs will be open.
  • Wading Pools will be closed on Monday, August 1, with the exception of Dundas Driving Park and Gage Park sites. 
  • Outdoor Pools with the exception of Birge will be open on Monday, August 1 on a modified holiday schedule.
  • For more information, visit Civic Holiday Outdoor Pool Schedules

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • All museums will be closed on closed on Monday, August 1.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 31 - Closed
  • Monday, August 1 - Closed
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 - Closed
  • Thursday, August 4 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, August 5 - 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 6 - 7 am to 5 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the Civic holiday.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 2 for all library locations. Please visit www.hpl.ca for more information.

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 905-546-2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures, call 905-546-2489
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater

Ontario Works

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

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 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. Only cheque payments will be accepted in the drop box.
  • All Municipal Service Centres will be closed on Monday, August 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, August 2.
  • Tax payments can also be made online or through telebanking, set up through your financial institution.

Municipal Service Centre locations:

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 Tickets

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 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

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.


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Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $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

We are located at:
900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2
Phone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammuseum@hamilton.ca

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.

The purchase of a $175 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

Weddings at Dundurn

Field Trips - Teachers

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Group Tours

Corporate Rentals


Events at the Museum

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same!

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Day

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm


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. Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Day

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm


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. Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Day

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm


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. Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  


Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
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. Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  



Makeology: Etsy Made in Canada Fair
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
If you like hand-made goods then this year’s Makeology Fall Fair at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is definitely the place to be. This one day event set in three unique historic buildings makes for an afternoon of shopping well spent. Each maker is carefully selected such that you will not find fast-fashion or mass-produced goods. Instead browse through booths filled with handmade fashionable jewelry, toys, bags, soaps and knitted items – all from regional makers. The Makeology Fair is your opportunity to add to your own collection for your home and wardrobe and get a head start on holiday shopping with unique one of a kind items while supporting homegrown business by shopping locally. Visit www.makeology.ca for more information Cost: $5 per person Parking: $3 on-site – Free parking and shuttle available 



Thomas Keefer's Birthday
Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
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.  Cost: Free event and free museum admission.



Be an Engineer!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
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.  Suitable for ages 6-12 yrs. Cost: $20 per child. Pre-registration required



Makeology: Etsy Made in Canada Fair
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
If you like hand-made goods then this year’s Makeology Fall Fair at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is definitely the place to be. This one day event set in three unique historic buildings makes for an afternoon of shopping well spent. Each maker is carefully selected such that you will not find fast-fashion or mass-produced goods. Instead browse through booths filled with handmade fashionable jewelry, toys, bags, soaps and knitted items – all from regional makers. The Makeology Fair is your opportunity to add to your own collection for your home and wardrobe and get a head start on holiday shopping with unique one of a kind items while supporting homegrown business by shopping locally. Visit www.makeology.ca for more information Cost: $3 per person Parking: $3 on-site – Free parking and shuttle available 



Christmas Workshops
Tuesday, December 20 to Sunday, December 31, 2016 (Closed Christmas and Boxing Day)
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
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!  Cost: Free event and regular admission rates apply to the museum.  



Jerry Muskrat's Greatest Lakes Adventure!

Join Jerry as he rows his way through the cities, towns and parks of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway in his series "The Greatest Lakes – a Jerry Muskrat™ Adventure!"

This MOM (Multimedia Outreach Module) is part of a 5-episode story arc developed in partnership with the Hamilton Civic Museums owned and operated by the City of Hamilton. Other National Historic Sites in the series include the Dundurn National Historic Site, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton & Scourge shipwrecks National Historic Site.

Watch the full series "The Greatest Lakes" a Jerry Muskrat Adventure at jerrymuskrat.com


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