Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

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.

Description: 
Video: Jerry Muskrat does some “Steam Travel” and learns about how steam power supplied water to the city for 51 years, from 1859 to 1910.

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


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!

September

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.

  • 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 to 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 to 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

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Video: Explore Hamilton's unique and historically significant Museum of Steam & Technology alongside this National Historic Site's talented staff as they take you through the historic Waterworks facility with song and dance.