Hamilton Civic Museums

Workshops & Immersive Experiences

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.

Join us for historic workshops and immersive experiences at the cultural sites owned and operated by the City of Hamilton. 

Pre-registration is required.

MacNab's Kitchen - Groups of 15 or more

Assisted by Dundurn’s Cook Demonstrators, guests will work together to make a traditional recipe in our historic kitchen. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore with costumed staff over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Learn more about the experience


STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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.

An Evening with Jane Austen - CANCELLED

Saturday, November 21, 2020
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

The Big Sing! - CANCELLED

Friday, December 11, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

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

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.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 18, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Sunday, December 27, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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