Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

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 $170 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

Weddings at Dundurn

Historic Cooking Workshops

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Field Trips - Teachers

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!

Events at the Museum of Steam & Technology

Christmas Workshops
December 22, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Time: 12 noon 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! Suitable for ages 4 to 12 years. Free event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

Events at the Museum of Steam & Technology - Bastien Boat Exhibit

Bastien Boat Exhibit
Runs until June 19, 2016

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

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!"

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.

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

Museum of Steam & Technology videos

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.