Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, also known as the “Steam Museum”, is located on the site of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks complex. This National Historic Site is recognized as a civil and power engineering landmark. Today the museum preserves two massive steam-powered beam engines, which pumped water in Hamilton from 1859 to 1910, as well as a collection of artifacts relating Hamilton’s industrial past. The museum interprets Hamilton’s relationship with water, steam power, and industrialisation.
The museum offers guided tours, public programs, and special events, including:
- Train Days with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers, held on select dates in the summer
- Boats in the Park with the Confederation Marine Modellers, held in May
- The Electric City Festival, in partnership with the Nikola Tesla Education Corporation, held in September
- Year-round STE(a)M workshops, field trips, group tours, and children’s activities
Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.
|Adult (18 to 59 years)||$9.00|
|Senior (60+ years)||$7.75|
|Student (13 to 17 years) Must show valid student ID||$7.75|
|Child (6 to 12 years)||$5.50|
|Infant (5 years or younger)||FREE|
|Family (2 adults & unlimited dependent children under 18 years)||$24.75|
Hours & Holiday Closures
Tuesday to Sunday from 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 $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.