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Waterloo Region Museum has two galleries. A main gallery that tells the story of Waterloo Region and a feature gallery that showcases changing local and travelling exhibits from around the world. 

Feature gallery exhibit: 
BEER! The Exhibit 

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Now Open! On exhibit to January 3, 2016

Discover the history of brewing, and the selling and consuming of beer in Canada, with a focus on over 175 years of brewing tradition in Waterloo Region. Learn how beer is made, the impact Prohibition had on the brewing industry, and the evolution of craft breweries. From public houses to bars, Temperance societies to drinking responsibly – explore the cultural and social influences of beer.



long-term gallery photoMain gallery exhibit:
What Makes Us Who We Are?

Our main exhibit gallery traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from First Nation's peoples, 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. Visitors will discover the reasons why people from around the world have immigrated to this region of Canada - whether they came for love, education, a better life, a new job or to find freedom.