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Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village
Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our exhibit galleries explore 12,000 years of Waterloo Region from the past to the present. The museum is also the entrance to Doon Heritage Village, a picturesque living history village that features farm animals and costumed interpreters
Waterloo Region Museum:
Visit our main gallery called What Makes Us Who We Are? and trace the human history of Waterloo Region from approximately 12000 years ago, to European settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. Fascinating and interactive.
The Natural Sciences exhibit explores the natural heritage of Waterloo Region from the ice age through today, including wildlife, the forest cover of the area and the important role of the Grand River to the region.
See the Steam Engine exhibit and the steam engine is called Hazel.
The Coming of Age exhibit explores the life of teenagers from 1920 through today and is a fun look at the teenager in our community through the years.
The amazing new SHIPWRECK! exhibit contains hundreds of authentic shipwreck artifacts, a variety of interactive elements, games, challenges and graphic display panels that allow visitors to experience the thrill of shipwreck exploration while investigating some of the world's greatest maritime stories. The exhibit takes visitors on a voyage through more than 2,000 years of seafaring history.
Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that shows visitors what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914.
Doon Heritage Village:
Explore Village Buildings such as the Railway Station, Farm, Barns, Weavery, Grocery Store, Print Shop. Post Office, Blacksmith Shop and much more!
See the farm animals (seasonal May to Sept)
Visit the gardens that feature over 200 species of heritage plants.
Spend the day with us!
- Hours of Operation : 2014 Museum Gallery Hours - Open Daily
January 13 to April 30
Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 1 to September 1
Mon-Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2014 Doon Heritage Village Hours - Seasonal
January 2 to April 30 - Village Closed
*except for pre-booked education programs
May 1 to September 1
Monday through Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 2 to December 23
Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - Village Closed except for special events.
- Wheelchair Accessible : No