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Niagara Falls History Museum

5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1S9, Canada
+1 905-358-5082
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The museum had a lot to see. The museum not only had a lot of information on the War of 1812 (As... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew L
Great place for an insight into basic history

We visited the museum today and found it excellent it covers the basics of the 1812 war , the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
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The Museum is housed within the old Stamford Town Hall built in 1874. The Lundy's Lane Historical Society was given the building in 1971, becoming the Lundy's Lane Historical Museum. On January 1st, 2010, the City of Niagara Falls took direct operation of the museum and it became Niagara Falls History Museum. Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique past of the famous city. The Museum's recent $12M renovation and expansion creates a dynamic space to examine and explore our diverse history. It re-opened to the public on July 21, 2012. The renovation and expansion was designed by Toronto architecture firm Moriyama and Teshima, and now features three remarkable galleries telling the most compelling Niagara Falls stories with engaging hands-on exhibitions. The Museum is located within steps of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, the focal point of the Battle of Lundy's Lane, considered the "bloodiest battle" of the War of 1812. The starting point for any trip to this battlefield will be a visit to the Museum.Besure to also check out the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and Willoughby Historical Museum.The Niagara Falls Museums are a municipally-run trio of sites dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Using both artifacts and text, they highlight the large and small things that made up daily life in the area's rich history. The Niagara Falls History Museum looks at early Black history, the War of 1812, notables like Sir Isaac Brock and Laura Secord, and even historic souvenirs. The Battle Ground Hotel Museum focuses on early tourism, from a time when tourists came to see not just the falls but also the 1812 battlefield. And Willoughby Historical Museum looks at everyday rural life, as well as commemorating the Battle of Chippawa. All three sites offer extensive collections, as well as programs and activities for schools and the public. The History Museum and the Willoughby Museum also offer research opportunities.
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5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1S9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum had a lot to see. The museum not only had a lot of information on the War of 1812 (As an American, it was nice to see it from a Canadian/British perspective), as well as general historical information, and there was a little...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum today and found it excellent it covers the basics of the 1812 war , the history of niagara along with artefacts and in the theatre a film was showing about the discovery of franklins ships The Terror and Erabus there was...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I am a history buff and was very unimpressed by the artifacts showcased at the museum. Considering the rich history the region has dating back centuries, the lack of historical artifacts at the current museum is dissappointing. I also found that their was not information...More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Sorry you felt this way. The materials on display are focused on unique areas of Niagara Falls history and we have attempted to showcase artefacts that reflect those stories. Unfortunately, some of these stories do not have a large number of artefacts that match those...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We are from NIagara, but not N.F. Been to this museum many times. Love it. A wonderful addition to a N.G. Historic bldg. Aside from the great addition, it preserved a heritage bldg. Just right in size to see whatever exhibition one wants to see....More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for coming back and for the great review.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a lovely little museum. I thought it may have included in depth historical and geographical facts about the falls but it was quite small and only touched upon them. It was still really good though! It was Spring Break for the kids so...More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit - until we saw it, we didn't know how a bubble show could captivate someone for 45 minutes - but it did.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We went during March break. They had special things going on but even without those, it’s a cool place. There’s a room dedicated to 2 ships and their crew that were lost trying to navigate the northwest passage. Very interesting. There’s a floor of local...More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for coming and the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We visited here to see the history of Niagara Falls and to learn about the war. The museum was very good and interesting. Was only 5$ each for an adult. Was nice to pass the time On our last day when it was raining outside.

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks for the review and really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you have a chance to come back in the future.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I recently visited the Niagara Falls History Museum to see the travelling exhibition entitled "Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship" (from January 25-April 22, 2018). I really enjoyed it, as well as the permanent exhibition about the War of 1812. Very affordable, only $5.00,...More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks for visiting and glad you had a great experience. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This museum is just a tad further "uphill" from the downtown area. There is an old church building on the left, attached to a new atrium space. I didn't see the sign out front when I drove past twice..it sits at entrance level, and if...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

WE set aside a hour or so of time to visit this museum and we enjoyed it very much. Entry was only $5 and lots to read and see. They were celebrating 150 years with a unique room of 150 stories and corresponding artifacts. We...More

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Admission: Adult (20+) = $5.00 Students (6-19 years old or with valid student ID) = $4 Children (Under 6 years old) = Free Family (Up to 5 people – max. 3 adults) = $15 Thursday nights after 5pm = Free
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Depends on how much in detail you want to read through captions and stories. The receptionist has the booklets to take around the exhibition. You also have an option to listen to the stories that inspired the choice of the... More
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sandy s
16 May 2017|
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There is lots of parking in our neighbourhood. The most logical is immediately behind the museum on Sylvia Place. There is a parking lot there, the three spots immediately behind the museum are free parking, the rest of... More
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