Hamilton Civic Museums

Museum Events

All Hamilton Civic Museums, except Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton Children’s Museum, are open to the public offering modified programming. Admission tickets must be obtained in advance online (see "Buy Online" link) and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Visitors reserving tickets through the Library Pass program are required to present their admission ticket and library card upon arrival. Guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines and the use of facemasks is required. High-touch areas are frequently disinfected and hand sanitizer is available throughout your visit.

All sites are accepting venue rental bookings based on availability and in compliance with current Provincial social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines at the time. Tourism Industry Association of Ontario's SafeTravels Stamp

Hamilton Civic Museums have been awarded a #SafeTravels Stamp, which is recognized globally for adopting proper, standardized health and hygiene protocols.


The Power of Design: The Architecture of Hydro-Electric Buildings in Hamilton

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Experience this free exhibit of imagery that will explore the architectural majesty of Hamilton’s beautiful hydro-electric buildings.

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

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

Textile Exhibition: Wisdom of the Rings - CANCELLED

Friday, September 4, 2020 to Saturday, November 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Learn what our ancient White Cedars can tell us about the unique Niagara Escarpment ecosystem.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series - SOLD OUT

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Monday, December 14, 2020
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.

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll - VIRTUAL

Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Participate in the virtual event presented by the Ancaster BIA. Pick up your pumpkin kit today!

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop - CANCELLED

Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Each workshop in this innovative series focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.

Coffee & Culture: Wisdom of the Rings - CANCELLED

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Join us for an evening with artist Lorraine Roy.

We Remember - CANCELLED

Friday, November 6, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020
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 - CANCELLED

Friday, November 6, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020
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 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for this presentation on ‘Re-enacting a Napoleonic-Era British Military Surgeon’.

For all ages.

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Each workshop in this innovative series focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 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. 

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
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

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
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.

An Evening with Jane Austen - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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

First Day of Christmas at Dundurn - CANCELLED

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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 24, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 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. 

“Not Your Traditional Wreath” Indoor Christmas Display - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Christmas is back at Fieldcote! Enjoy our cozy display of community-decorated wreaths as you listen to holiday classics and sip hot cider.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 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. 

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - CANCELLED

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for an illustrated talk by Jim Charlton, History Captured: Photography in the City.

For all ages.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A truly unique opportunity to visit Dundurn Castle in the evening, beautifully decorated for Christmas.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 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 Big Sing! - CANCELLED

Friday, December 11, 2020
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 11, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A truly unique opportunity to visit Dundurn Castle in the evening, beautifully decorated for Christmas.

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop - CANCELLED

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

Each workshop in this innovative series focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.

Trains, Trains and More Trains

Sunday, December 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Join the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers for their Christmas train display inside the 1913 Electric Pump House building.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 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. 

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 18, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A truly unique opportunity to visit Dundurn Castle in the evening, beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre: Be a Theme Park Engineer!

Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, carnival games…none of these things would be around without clever engineering skills!

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 to Sunday, December 27, 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. 

Winter Whimsy: December - CANCELLED

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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.

Winter Whimsy: December - CANCELLED

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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.

Winter Whimsy: December - CANCELLED

Sunday, December 27, 2020
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.

Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre: Be a Theme Park Engineer!

Sunday, December 27, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, carnival games…none of these things would be around without clever engineering skills!

Christmas Evening Tour

Sunday, December 27, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A truly unique opportunity to visit Dundurn Castle in the evening, beautifully decorated for Christmas.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
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. 

Winter Whimsy: December - CANCELLED

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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.

Blue Years Eve

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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.