Plan Your Visit
Admission Rates include our main gallery and feature 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!
Hours - Museum Galleries
Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours - Doon Heritage Village
Closed for season. Re-opens May 1
Administrative Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Gift Shop: 519-748-1914 ext. 3924
TTY - Telephone for the Deaf: 519-575-4608
10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7, Canada
GPS Coordinates: N 43 24' 03.24 W 80 26' 09.39
Grand River Transit
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
Map and Directions
Waterloo Region Museum
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.
- 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 at the Waterloo Region Museum is quick and easy - and best of all, it's free!
Please note that parking is limited.
We encourage you to consider carpooling, especially during peak hours/events, to help with parking capacity and the environment.
Electronic Vehicle Charging Station
An Electronic Vehicle Charging Station is located in the Museum parking lot and is accessible during Museum operating hours.
Fee for use is $1 per hour to help cover equipment and operation costs. The station is available for a four hour maximum daily per vehicle.
A four hour connection provides most electronic vehicles with a 50 per cent battery charge – the equivalent of up to 80 kilometres of driving.
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.
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.
If you want to secure a camera, purse or other valuable items, coin-operated self-serve lockers are available at the Coat Check.
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.
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.
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.
Pets and Service Animals
Pets are not permitted in the Waterloo Region Museum or in Doon Heritage Village, with the exception of service animals.
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.
Teachers please visit the Education Programs section of this website for more information on programs, curriculum links and planning your visit.
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:
- 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.
Due to the large number of requests that we receive from people who would like to take engagement and wedding photographs at the museum and village – each with their own unique requirements - we limit access for this type of photography to those people who have chosen to have their marriage and/or reception here.
Requests for media, promotional photography, and commercial filming must be directed to the Waterloo Region Museum Supervisor of Marketing and Partnerships.