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“Interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scarborough Museum

Scarborough Museum
Ranked #243 of 500 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough about 1798. Originally the farm fields of Scarborough's first settlers, Thomson Memorial Park is now the setting for the Scarborough Museum and its gardens. Every year, the staff of the Scarborough Museum faithfully re-create 19th Century gardens to enhance the surroundings of the museum buildings. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present. ADMISSION By donation * Some fees apply to special ticketed events and workshops Summer Hours July and August we are open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 8pm.
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

These houses and barns were moved here from all around Scarborough. It is neat to see how people lived just a hundred years ago. (Makes you think what we will have to do when energy becomes prohibitively expensive!)
Worth a visit and bring the family. You will be done in a few hours but you can enjoy the park for hours more.

Visited October 2012
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“Blast from the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Being a torontonian is fun. Large metropolis of inter connecting cities and towns. It's nice to get to know the history of scarborough and how it was founded. These particular houses belonged to mary and david thomson and were moved here. Its nice when you go in you get a tour of the buildings with a quick yet descriptive history and you donate whatever you can (they'd like it to be $5 or more)to go in and learn some history. Definitely worth the price.

Visited September 2012
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“Scarborough history comes alive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Well worth a visit to walk back in time. Great artifacs and very knowledgeable staff. Easily accessible by TTC or car. Check dates when open depending on time of year.

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“Great staff - just don't go during summer camp!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I made the mistake of going while they were hosting a summer camp, so felt a bit weird looking around until the staff member who gives the tours found me. After that, however, I had a wonderful solo tour of this neat museum in a beautiful park in Scarborough. The staff member was knowledgeable and for a PWYC donation, it was totally worth it!

Visited August 2011
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