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Long-term Gallery Image Innovation Exhibit Image Doon Heritage Village Admission Rates include our main gallery and temporary exhibits, plus Doon Heritage Village (open seasonally) and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame!

Adult - $10
Senior & student - $8
Children ages 5 to 12 - $5
Children ages 4 & under - Free
Family (2 adults & dependent children) - $25
(rates plus HST)

Single - Year Membership only $35
(rates plus HST)
Family - Year Membership only $60
(2 adults & dependent children)

Membership offers huge savings with unlimited admission to all Region of Waterloo owned and operated museums for the whole year!

2014 Doon Heritage Village Hours
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. Doon Heritage Village's last day for the season is December 23, 2014.

2014 Museum Gallery Hours - Open Daily
September 2 to December 31
Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Administrative Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Homer Watson Blvd with cars How to Find Us

Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village are located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The museum is 3 km north of Highway 401 at Interchange 275, on Homer Watson Boulevard; or 5.7 km south of the Homer Watson Boulevard Exit on Highway 7/8. Directional signs are located on both Highway 401 and Highway 7/8. Follow the blue and white "M" (for Museum) signs along Homer Watson Boulevard.

Front entrance photo Address

10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7, Canada
GPS Coordinates:
N 43 24' 03.24"     W 80 26' 09.39

Map and Directions
Waterloo Region Museum

Grand River Transit Bus Schedule

From Fairview Park Mall, take the #10 Conestoga College bus, to the corner of Homer Watson Boulevard and Manitou Drive. The museum is a short walk south along Homer Watson Boulevard.

IMPORTANT: As you get off the bus, walk toward the traffic lights and cross Homer Watson Boulevard before you turn right (south) toward the museum. 

Front entrance glass facade with images Contact Information

Telephone: 519-748-1914
Museum Gift Shop: 519-748-1914 ext. 3924
Fax: 519-748-0009
TTY - Telephone for the Deaf: 519-575-4608
WaterlooRegionMuseum@regionofwaterloo.ca

Mailing Address:
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7 Canada

Homer Watson Blvd with cars Travel times:
  • 90 minutes from downtown Toronto
  • 60 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport
  • 50 minutes from Hamilton/Burlington
  • 60 minutes from London
  • 25 minutes from Guelph
  • 2 1/4 hours from the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie/Buffalo, 3 hours from the Ambassador Bridge at Windsor/Detroit

Parking Lot Parking

Parking at the Waterloo Region Museum is quick and easy - and best of all, it's free.  Look for our electronic vehicle charging station in the museum's parking lot. 

Hazel's Cafe Hazel's

The museum features Hazel's - a self-service café open during busy periods. The café menu includes light snack items, including hot and cold beverages. Menu selections vary daily. Vending machines are also available for your convenience.

Water fountains are located near the café, on the museum's patio and in the living history village.  You can refill your water bottle at the water fountain located across from Hazel's.

Food and beverage are not permitted in exhibit galleries or village buildings.

Museum gift shop Gift Shop

In the museum's gift shop you'll find an interesting collection of old fashioned toys and board games, locally made craft items and a selection of books on local history. The gift shop is located at the museum's entrance.

Lockers

If you want to secure a camera, purse or other valuable items, coin-operated self-serve lockers are available at the Coat Check.

Breastfeeding icon Baby/Child Care and Breastfeeding

Baby change tables are located in the family washroom in the Waterloo Region Museum and in the women's washroom in Doon Heritage Village.

Breastfeeding anytime, anywhere is natural and valued at the Waterloo Region Museum. If you prefer somewhere quiet and comfortable, the museum does have a breastfeeding space available. A small room, that can accommodate one family, is located near the admissions desk.  If you need assistance our staff is happy to help.

woman in wheelchair Accessibility

Please ask for our Guide to Visitors with Disabilities to learn about all of the museum's services.

The Waterloo Region Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Most of the historic buildings in Doon Heritage Village are accessible, although our compacted gravel pathways and roadways may pose a barrier for some. All-terrain wheelchairs are available, free of charge, at the admissions desk on a first come, first serve basis.

When visiting the living history village, we recommend that individuals with manual, non-motorized wheelchairs have someone available to push/help with their wheelchair. Please note that the width of some door openings inside the historic buildings may limit access for people with motorized scooters and wheelchairs; door widths are itemized in the museum's Guide to Visitors with Disabilities.

The Christie Theatre is equipped with an assistive listening system. Ask at the admissions desk for a receiver. 

PAL Card logo

For some people with disabilities, it is necessary to have someone's help in order to participate in recreation and leisure activities. The Waterloo Region Museum honours PAL - the Personal Attendant for Leisure card.

 

Accessibility - man with service dog Pets and Service Animals

Pets are not permitted in the Waterloo Region Museum or in Doon Heritage Village, with the exception of service animals.

Group Tours

The museum welcomes group tours and there is lots of free parking for tour buses. Storage for backpacks, lunches and other bulky items is available. For more information and pricing please visit the Group Savings section of this website or call 519-748-1914.

School children at front entrance Field Trips

Teachers please visit the Education Programs section of this website for more information on programs, curriculum links and planning your visit.

Photographer in village Museum Photo Policy

Museum visitors may take personal/amateur photographs or video for private, noncommercial use throughout most areas of the museum and village for their own personal use by paying general admission to the museum. However, personal photography or video is not allowed in the following circumstances:

Photographer in museum

  • In special exhibitions or areas designated as "No Photography," or works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions
  • If interfering with other guests' museum experience
  • If lamps, cords, flashes, tripods or professional cameras or recording equipment are being used

Photographs taken for personal use may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. The museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.

Requests for media, promotional photography, and commercial filming must be directed to the Waterloo Region Museum Supervisor of Marketing and Partnerships.