Hamilton Civic Museums

Museum Events

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Visit the new exhibit at Fieldcote showcasing stories and aritifacts of Ancaster's history.

Exhibit: Honouring our Sisters, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

This exhibit is designed to bring awareness to many of the untold stories of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The exhibit house

Morning Quilting Workshop Series

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Monday, December 2, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project. Drop in for a couple of hours a week or stay for four.

Wednesday Wigglers: October

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

4th Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Fieldcote is pleased to partner with Frank Panabaker Home & School Association and Ancaster Community Services for this “boo-tiful” event.

Harvest Home Breakfast

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Enjoy a hearty farmer-style breakfast at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and then wander over to Fieldcote Museum to explore its current exhibi

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop – Mucus Mayhem and More!

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

We are excited to present the “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series for children between the ages of 7 and 12.

Wednesday Wigglers: October

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

Wednesday Wigglers: November

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

We Remember

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

We Remember

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Heidi Madden

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as Heidi Madden examines the national identity of historic sites and their significance in preserving Canada’s history.

Wednesday Wigglers: November

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop – CSE: Crime Scene Explorers!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

We are excited to present the “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series for children between the ages of 7 and 12.

The McQuesten Family Christmas: Opening Weekend

Saturday, November 16, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Visit Whitehern to see the home in all its Christmas finery.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Wednesday Wigglers: November

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 23, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome & simplicity of an earl

An Evening with Jane Austen

Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as we celebrate the writings of author Jane Austen and help bring the charm of the early 19th century to life with fashion, music, dancing

One Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, November 24, 2019
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Enjoy this one-day opportunity to create your own special project using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

First Day of Christmas at Dundurn

Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for free.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Wednesday Wigglers: November

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

Historic Cooking Workshop: Dough-Re-Me

Saturday, November 30, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Family fun is on the menu! Prepare some tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs. Pre-registration is required.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Victorian Christmas Delights

Sunday, December 1, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy an authentic Victorian Christmas cooking experience at Dundurn. Pre-registration required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Zig Misiak

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for an illustrated talk as Zig Misiak features the Native Nations during the War of 1812.

For all ages.

Wednesday Wigglers: December

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

Historic Cooking Workshop: Delicious Desserts

Friday, December 6, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Baking for the holidays is a large part of many household traditions. Pre-registration required.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Saturday, December 7, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Wednesday Wigglers: December

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

The Big Sing!

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider and treats.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 13, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop – The Shape of Sound

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

We are excited to present the “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series for children between the ages of 7 and 12.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Wednesday Wigglers: December

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wigglers program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitate

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Winter Whimsy: December

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Monday, December 30, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

School is out! Come into the Hamilton Children’s Museum for some winter fun.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

The Science of Music: Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

How ever you celebrate the season, holiday music is in the air!

Ring in the New Year

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration required.

Blue Years Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children's Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six 'count-downs' throughout the day.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

The Science of Music: Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre

Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

How ever you celebrate the season, holiday music is in the air!

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop – Magic with Static

Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

We are excited to present the “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series for children between the ages of 7 and 12.