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City of Waterloo Museum

Conestoga Mall 550 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5W6, Canada
+1 519-885-8828
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Fine introduction to art in Waterloo!

Had a very enjoyable and edifying visit to this fine museum in the Conestoga Mall! We were greeted... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
1francophile
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Kitchener, Canada
Awful to even call this 'room' a museum

I believe some of these reviewers are incorrectly marking which museum they visited. There's no... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Mike R
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Stratford, Canada
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The City of Waterloo Museum is located in Waterloo's largest shopping centre, Conestoga Mall. Access to the Museum is off of the food court or exterior from the parking lot between the Bay and Galaxy Cinemas. The Museum annually showcases three exhibitions for the public. Information on the latest exhibition and hours of operation can be found on the City of Waterloo's website. The City of Waterloo Museum's collections is the comprised of the Seagram collection which relates to the former operations of the famous Seagram distillery and bottling operation, including historic glassware, ceramic vessels, scientific instruments and technological equipment used in the production, storage and service of alcohol. The collection also includes objects related to our municipal history including sports memorabilia, souvenir ware and archival documents.
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1 Mar 2017
“Fine introduction to art in Waterloo!”
30 Oct 2016
“Awful to even call this 'room' a museum ”
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Conestoga Mall 550 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5W6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a very enjoyable and edifying visit to this fine museum in the Conestoga Mall! We were greeted by a affable, knowledgeable staff member who gave us a primer on the museum, its purpose, current and future exhibitions and how it fits in to the...More

Thank 1francophile
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I believe some of these reviewers are incorrectly marking which museum they visited. There's no charge for entry, it's literally one room that you an Take in in less than 10 minutes, and the hours are atrocious. It's open some weekdays from 9 am -...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Hours of fun for the whole family! Quite expensive so buying a yearly pass for frequent users always makes sense!

1  Thank Martinstree
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Stopped in to the museum. A display of past Waterloo mayors. Can't quite figure out what 3 employees would do there all day.It was nice and clean. We were the only 2 people there. Maybe an uptown Waterloo location would attract more people??

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It is a small one room museum in Conestoga Mall. At this time the artifacts displayed represented the history of Waterloo Park. It was of great interest to me, because it was a place I could relate to. I've gone to Waterloo Park on many...More

1  Thank citypins
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is a great spot to visit! The exhibits are always very interesting and well curated. Whehter you're there with children, solo or out on a date it's a fun spot to check-out!

1  Thank MissVicky2U
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Today's visit was my first to this museum, and I was surprised that the museum was featuring a traveling exhibit entitled "Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today." It is from the Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibit was quite interesting and far ranging (it includes antiquities...More

1  Thank CdnGoldy
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I tried to go several times but it has never been open. The hours are extremely limited and seem to be aimed at school groups rather than the general public. The museum is tucked away in a corner of the Conestoga Mall food court.

1  Thank r h
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Not the greatest displays; doubtful that anyone outside of a local history buff would really enjoy much of it. Shame, the staff and facility are quite nice.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great place to take the kids and let them run around and explore. The farm animals are a great touch and the atmosphere is so relaxing. Very enjoyable and the museum is packed with great history and stories. Well done!

1  Thank Coreen D
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