Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

Weather Alert
February 10, 2016 - 4:20pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective overnight into the early morning of February 11, 2016

HAMILTON ON – February 10, 2016 - The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective overnight into the early morning of February 11, 2016.  A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill.  

This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people. Each of those agencies, including Salvation Army, will implement their policies and procedures with regards to cold weather. The City of Hamilton Recreation Centres are available during regular hours for those who need to keep warm and the MacNab Transit Terminal will stay open until HSR service ends.

Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0. 

For more information visit www.hamilton.ca/cold.

Holiday Closures
February 11, 2016 - 9:41am

Family Day Monday, February 15 - What's Open & What's Closed

All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Family Day, Monday, February 15

  • 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, February 15.
  • 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, February 15.

HSR Bus Schedules

  • The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, February 15.
  • Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS-DARTS

  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, February 15.
  • All subscription trips on DARTS, with the exception of dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, February 15.
  • 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, February 15.

Recreation

Hamilton Civic Museums

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology will all be open on Family Day from 12 noon to 4 pm.  
  • The Children’s Museum will also be open from 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Hamilton Civic Museums will present special Family Day programming.
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum and Griffin House will be closed.

Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

Hamilton Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market hours are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 13 - 7 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, February 14 - Closed
  • Monday, February 15 - Closed
  • Tuesday, February 16 - 8 am to 6 pm

Hamilton Public Library

  • All Hamilton Public Library locations, except Central Library and Turner Park Branch, will be closed on Monday, February 15 for the Family Day holiday.
  • Central Library and Turner Park Branch will be open from 1 to 5 pm, offering regular library services plus a range of family-friendly programs.
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16 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, February 15, and will reopen Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 am.
  • The Employment Resource Centre located at 181 Main St. West (Career Development Centre) will be closed on Monday, February 15. It will be open to assist you with any employment service needs on Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 am.

Animal Services

  • The Animal Services Shelter will be closed on Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15.
  • For 24-hour Animal Services emergency issues, please call: 905-574-3433 or visit www.hamilton.ca/animalservices

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 Monday, February 15, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 16. Please note that the deadline for the first installment of the 2016 interim tax bills, for those not paying through a monthly pre-authorized payment plan or through their mortgage company, is on February 29, 2016.

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.

Notice: 


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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!

Exterior view of Steam Museum in winter

Family Fun Day - Trains, Trains and more Trains
Monday, February 15, 2016
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm


Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology would like to invite you to join us on Family Day for train themed fun. Visit our craft station and build and decorate your own building. Take your building home or visit the model railroad and place it alongside the train track where the steam trains will be running. Non-stop fun awaits all who come. Free event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum. Suitable for ages 4+ yrs. Adult supervision is required.
Events at the Museum of Steam & Technology - Bastien Boat Exhibit

Bastien Boat Exhibit
Runs until February 16, 2016
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm


Celebrate Hamilton’s Boat building past, explore how boats were built and learn about the vast boating community.
Events at the Museum of Steam & Technology

Whatever Floats your Boat - March Break Activities
Monday, March 14, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm


Join us for a boat themed week of activities using everyday household items to create and invent. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

 

Boats, Models and Trains
Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
The Museum is pleased to welcome back the Confederation of Marine Modelers and friends as they demonstrate a variety of radio-controlled model boats. They will be joined by the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems (CMamAS) for its annual Meccano Day. Members from the CMamAS from all across Ontario will be here with their models demonstrating their hobby.  Or catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam-powered trains with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers. This is an outdoor family event. 
Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  



Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, June 12, 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.  



Hamilton Mini Maker Faire
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology in partnership with the Hammer City Makers is thrilled to be hosting the second annual Mini Maker Faire. The local event is part of a global movement celebrating makers and the things they make. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. The event will feature innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. Families can also enjoy the popular miniature Steam Train rides, boats and a boat crafts for kids presented by the Confederation of Marine Modellers and the Hamilton Model Engineers and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers. Food trucks and vendors will also be on site. 
Cost: Free event and free museum admission.  



Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
Sunday, July 3, 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, 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 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 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.  



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



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 Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 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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