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“Small museum is a hidden gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum Windsor

Museum Windsor
Ranked #31 of 72 things to do in Windsor
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Owner description: The newly rebranded Museum Windsor (previously Windsor's Community Museum) consists of the Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Drive W. Both present exhibitions on the history of Windsor, Ontario and area. While the Francois Baby House exhibitions highlight the French origins of this area, and the War of 1812 and the Battle of Windsor, the Chimczuk Museum features exhibitions detailing the whole history of Windsor and area from early geologic time through the present. The Chimczuk Museum site also features separate exhibitions on Indigenous peoples, a Hands-on-History room for children and temporary exhibitions.
Detroit, Michigan
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140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Small museum is a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

In Windsor one cold afternoon, we stumbled upon this museum in a historic house. The house, built by Francois Baby, is packed with historical items that tell the history of Windsor. If you have kids, go directly to the basement, which is full of hands-on exhibits, games, and crafts. (It is aimed at younger kids, but my teenage daughter really enjoyed the crafts.) The basement also has a very clean restroom. The top floor is full of wood carvings donated to the museum by the family of the artist. The museum is free, and well worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
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Windsor, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An old treasure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

The museum is housed in an old residence and, though small, very thoughtfully organized.
It has a permanent exhibition and other, changing ones.

Visited February 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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582 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Great way to learn about local history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

Although the museum is small, it packs a lot of local history into it. It is worthwhile to visit. The 1812 material has been done really well and is very interesting since it focuses on the local elements.

Visited September 2012
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Lindsay, Canada
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109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great 1812 exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

We really enjoyed this spot, and learning about its great importance in Canadian history. There's a great area for kids in the basement. It's tucked away between hotels and parking lots, but it's well worth seeking it out to spend an hour learning about the War of 1812, bootlegging and more. And it's free!

Visited August 2012
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Windsor,Ontario,
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437 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“A lovely Little place Than Needs Some Financial Friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This is a Museum in early stages of development. What it needs to enhance what it already ahs is some decnt financial support for a City intent on holding property taxes to Zero--it is a great idea and a good little museusm but it needs a City in Suppport.

Visited December 2011
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