Hamilton Civic Museums

Workshops & Immersive Experiences

City facilities including Hamilton Civic Museums will remain closed until further notice to keep the public and staff safe and help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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 P.A. Day - CANCELLED

Friday, June 5, 2020
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Do your kids love science, and history or just want to have fun? Spend your P.A. Day at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology!

Father’s Day Take Apart Workshop - CANCELLED

Sunday, June 21, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What makes a toaster pop? What’s inside a monitor? How does a switch work?

STEAM P.A. Day - CANCELLED

Friday, June 26, 2020
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Do your kids love science, and history or just want to have fun? Spend your P.A. Day at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology!

Historic Cooking Workshop: MacNab’s Kitchen - CANCELLED

Saturday, June 27, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Led by costumed staff, you will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Plant Bake Hunt Eat

Sunday, July 19, 2020
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Join our costumed interpreters for a hands-on workshop packed with family friendly fun.

Dundurn at Dusk

Friday, July 24, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Led by costumed gardeners, join us to experience the sights and scents of flowering plants best enjoyed as the sun sets.

Historic Cooking Workshop: MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Led by costumed staff, you will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family.

Teen Quilt Academy

Monday, August 17, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for week-long camp that fosters sewing and fibre arts. Participants will finish a twin-sized quilt.

Historic Cooking Workshop: MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Led by costumed staff, you will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family.

Historic Cooking Workshop: MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, September 26, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Led by costumed staff, you will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family.

'Behind Glass’ with Live History Theatre Group

Friday, October 2, 2020
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An interactive theatre experience to discover secrets, find clues & interact with costumed actors as you explore history in a new way.

Live History Shows: An Interactive Escape Room

Saturday, October 3, 2020
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Discover secrets, find clues and interact with costumed actors. Explore history in a new way with “A Knock at the Door”.

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 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.

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop

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

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

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

The Big Sing!

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

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

STEAM Saturdays Kids Workshop

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

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

Ring in the New Year

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

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