• Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology - National Historic Site

Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution. Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines.

The historic Hamilton Waterworks is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark. The museum offers various permanent and changing exhibits and features special events for the whole family, including Live Steamer Days from May through October.

Admission
$7 for adults ages 18 to 59
$6 for seniors ages 60 and above
$6 for students ages13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
$5 for children ages 6 to 12
Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
$20 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old


Location:

900 Woodward Ave.
Hamilton, ON
L8H 7N2
905-546-4797

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    • Makeology Spring Craft Fair

      If you like hand-made goods then this year’s Makeology Spring Craft Fair at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology… More >

      If you like hand-made goods then this year’s Makeology Spring Craft Fair at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is definitely the place to be. This one day event set in three unique historic buildings makes for a great afternoon of shopping. Each maker is carefully selected such that you will not find fast-fashion or mass-produced goods. Instead browse through booths filled with handmade fashionable jewelry, toys, bags, soaps and knitted items – all from regional makers. Your visit is not complete until you take a walk through the 1859 steam powered Pump-House – a truly memorable historical experience. The Makeology Fair is your opportunity to add to your own collection for your home and wardrobe with unique one-of-a-kind items while supporting homegrown business by shopping locally. See you there! 

      Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammuseum@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Apr -
      15
    • May is Museum Month

      FREE! Come check us out, learn about Hamilton’s first Waterworks and see our feature exhibit; “Fourth Millennium: the Blacksmith’s Art… More >

      FREE! Come check us out, learn about Hamilton’s first Waterworks and see our feature exhibit; “Fourth Millennium: the Blacksmith’s Art Continues”. The Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers will be joining in the celebrations on Saturday May 7th offering free miniature train rides.

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammuseum@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - May -
      07
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      - May -
      06
    • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

      Catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam-powered trains. Free event and museum admission More >

      Catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam-powered trains.

      Free event and museum admission

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - May -
      07
    • Trains, Boats and Meccano in the Park
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      The Museum is pleased to welcome back the Confederation of Marine Modelers and friends as they demonstrate a variety of… More >

      The Museum is pleased to welcome back the Confederation of Marine Modelers and friends as they demonstrate a variety of radio-controlled model boats. They will be joined by the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems (CMamAS) for its annual Meccano Day. Members from the CMamAS from all across Ontario will be here with their models demonstrating their hobby.  Or catch a ride on miniature trains with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers. Admission is free to the museum and this outdoor family event

      11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      FREE event and museum admission

       

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - May -
      28
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      - May -
      27
    • Makeology Almost Summer Craft Fair

      If you like hand-made goods then this year's Makeology Summer Craft Fair is for you. Jewelry, knitted goods, toys and… More >

      If you like hand-made goods then this year's Makeology Summer Craft Fair is for you. Jewelry, knitted goods, toys and soaps all made by regional artists are all available in three historic buildings - home to Hamilton's first Water Works. Enjoy a free museum visit as well as a day of shopping well spent. The Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers are offering free miniature train rides weather permitting.  $5.00 admission; $3.00 parking donation to park on-site.

      Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Web http://makeology.ca/summer2017/


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      - Jun -
      03
    • Hamilton Mini Maker Faire
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Join the Hammer City Makers and ‘makers’ from far and wide for the third annual Mini Maker Faire - a… More >

      Join the Hammer City Makers and ‘makers’ from far and wide for the third annual Mini Maker Faire - a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and making and sharing what they do. The event will feature innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of engineering, art, performance and crafts.
      FREE admission; $3.00 donation to park on-site
       

      Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Jun -
      11
    • Canada 150 Celebration Weekend

      Families can join the Confederation Marine Modellers, the Hamilton Model Engineering Club, the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied… More >

      Families can join the Confederation Marine Modellers, the Hamilton Model Engineering Club, the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers for a day of boats in the pond, working engine models on display and free miniature train rides.

      Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2


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      - Jul -
      02
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      - Jul -
      01
    • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a… More >

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum. 
      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free event and museum admission.

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Jul -
      23
    • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a… More >

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum. 
      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free event and museum admission.

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Aug -
      13
    • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a… More >

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum. 
      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free event and museum admission.

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Aug -
      27
    • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a… More >

      Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum. 
      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free event and museum admission.

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Sep -
      10
    • Thomas Keefer's Birthday

      Join us to celebrate the birthday of Thomas C. Keefer, designer of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks and a founder of… More >

      Join us to celebrate the birthday of Thomas C. Keefer, designer of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks and a founder of Canada's civil engineering profession. Enjoy birthday cake and tours of the historic Waterworks

      FREE event and museum admission

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammusum@hamilton.ca

      Web http://hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Nov -
      04
    • Train Time is any Time
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Come visit with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers and experience G-Scale railway fun-day in the Electric Pump-House. Free event and regular… More >

      Come visit with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers and experience G-Scale railway fun-day in the Electric Pump-House.

      Free event and regular admission rates apply to the museum. 

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Dec -
      02
    • Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Free event and regular admission rates apply to the museum.  Open 12 - 4 pm.  More >

      Free event and regular admission rates apply to the museum. 

      Open 12 - 4 pm. 

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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      - Jan -
      07
      2018
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      - Dec -
      27
      2017
    • Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre
      Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

      Open 11 am - 4 pm (Tuesday to Sunday - Closed New Years Day). FREE event. Regular admission rates apply… More >

      Open 11 am - 4 pm (Tuesday to Sunday - Closed New Years Day).

      FREE event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

      Email steammus@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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