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Hamilton Military Museum

610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3R1, Canada
+1 905-546-2872
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Interactive displays and good storytelling

Where Dundern stands today was occupied by British troops from1813 -1815.This Museum tells the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Iain S
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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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Small but very very interesting

When viewing the Dundurn Castle make sure not to miss the military museam. Just two rooms off the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Minkster56
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Mississauga, Canada
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Explore 3 exhibits at the Hamilton Military Museum. Bloodties to A Gentle Landscape tells the story of the War of 1812 and the stories of key Hamilton figures through the eyes of their descendants. The Hamilton and Scourge tells the story of the only 2 complete 1812 warships in the world. The First World War tells the story of World War One and its impact on Hamilton.
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“gate house” (2 reviews)
“dundurn castle” (12 reviews)
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610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3R1, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Where Dundern stands today was occupied by British troops from1813 -1815.This Museum tells the story of those people who fought in the War of 1812 against the Americans. There is also an exhibition of artefacts from the First World War which tries to instil the...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

When viewing the Dundurn Castle make sure not to miss the military museam. Just two rooms off the souvenir shop. A great insight to how the soldiers of the past lived, ate and spent their days.

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Visited this little museum as part of a tour of Dundurn Castle (it is in fact housed in the estate's gate house). This is an excellent choice of location as some 20 years before the mansion was built, these same heights had been a defensive...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Included in the admission price for Dundurn Castle is a visit to the Hamilton Military Museum, which is just a few meters away from the castle itself. The building is small and the friendly person at the front desk efficiently checked out our tickets. We...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Entry to this museum is included with the admission to Dundurn Castle. It is small but very informative; with photos, artifacts and information on local military history and costumes to try on. It also has a great video and photos of two old sunken schooners...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for your review! Remember to visit again in May when the Military Museum opens its new exhibit in the coach house gallery.

Reviewed 9 December 2016

The museum is on the Dundurn castle property. I would suggest doing both as the military museum admission is included in the castle price. We had come to the castle a few months ago but the museum closed right after our tour had finished; they...More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very small museum with not many exhibits. The staff member was the best time there. We went to the Dundurn Castle and our tickets to this Military Museum were free...thank goodness. I would have been disappointed if I had to pay!More

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FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Hamilton Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Thank you for your review. Admission to the Hamilton Military Museum is complimentary with admission to Dundurn Castle. When visitors choose to visit this museum on its own admission is only $4.00 per adult and $3.00 per child. I'm sorry that you would have been...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015

Originally the area in the 1830s was known as Burlington Heights; and was the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813. This occurred at the time the British colonies of Canada were embroiled in the War of 1812, pitted...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Quite a good insight into the wars between the British/Canadians and the US. Part of Dundurn castle, same ticket gets you admission.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

The admission is included as part of the Dundurn Castle tour. It is a nice little museum that primarily focuses on the War of 1812. On the main floor you have the opportunity to try on period outfits, which make for some interesting photos. It's...More

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