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Arts & Museums
The Battlefield House is a living history museum which was established in 1962. Located on the site where the Battle of Stoney Creek was fought, this gorgeous museum has preserved the culture and heritage of the neighboring area. It is open to visitors and guided tours of the place remain available. A horde of events keep taking place at this facility for education and entertainment of its guests.
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology traces the progress of technology and steam engines from industrial revolution till date. There are several displays that have been benchmark discoveries in that time. A must-visit for everyone.
Previously used as a residence by the Lee's, this beautiful structure today operates as a museum. The Erland Lee home is famous for being the birthplace of the first Women's Institutes. Opened as a museum in 1972, the historic home displays the life and days of the 19th century. Artifacts related to the area's history are also preserved here. The Victorian furniture and interiors of this beautiful property remain to be the attraction for visitors. A lot of events and programs are conducted at the museum to keep visitors engaged.
Established in 1983, by the Cohen couple, The Arctic Experience Gallery focused on marvelous sculptures by the Canadian Inuit artists. In 1993, the gallery moved to the nerve center of Hamilton, in a beautiful building reflecting Victorian architecture. Following this the gallery merged with McNaught Gallery and expanded its collection to include prints and paintings that augmented the creations on display. Arctic Experience McNaught Gallery does not feature a regular operation schedule, calling ahead before your visit is advisable.
Used as a residence by famous athlete Thomas McQuesten, the Whitehern is now operated as a historic house museum. Built around 1850, the house displays elements that belong to the Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian era. It is now open to public and guided tours of the house are conducted regularly. Because of its rich history and architectural value, the Whitehern was designated as the National Historic Site of Canada in 1962.
For all those football fanatics out there, this is one place that you would definitely want to see. The Canadian Football Hall of Fame commemorates and honors all those who have made a significant contribution to Canadian football. The hall of fame is operated as a museum where exhibits related to the Canadian football's history are displayed. However, the center of attraction in this museum is the metal busts of members who have been inducted over all these years. Visitors can tour the place and get a feel of the rich history that the Canadian football possessed.
The Workers Art and Heritage Centre was opened by community and union activists, artists and labor historians 15 years ago as a means to celebrate Canadian workers and labor history. The Centre is located in a historic Custom building, which, built in 1860, used to regulate trade flow throughout Canada. Nowadays, the site boasts a variety of educational exhibits, performances and lectures centered around the theme of Canadian's working people. Make a stop at the Centre, it's a sure learning experience!
Established in 1914, Art Gallery of Hamilton is a famous public gallery in Hamilton. In 2005, the gallery was renovated, replete with a spacious pavilion and modern exhibition spaces. Boasting of a collection that amounts to 9000 objects, it focuses on European and Canadian art. The gallery calender is always full with interesting events like temporary exhibitions, art classes, workshops and art festivals. The efforts are directed towards giving the common man a unique art experience. A visit to this space gets you acquainted with the exquisite world of fine art and contemporary art. For more details, check website.
The Burlington Art Centre or BAC as it is popularly known, is one of its kind art gallery and exhibition center in Burlington. The center exhibits several temporary displays on varied and unconventional topics in photography and sculpture. The place also has several meeting rooms that can be rented out for business meets and conferences on half and full day bases. Check the website for more details.
Based on a university campus, the McMaster Museum of Art is at once a cultural epicenter for the University, an outlet for contemporary and interdisciplinary artworks and an example of the latest innovations in curatorial studies. Boasting six galleries, as well as a sizable collection of works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and Cassatt, the Museum of Art strives to showcase the educational value of both its permanent and traveling exhibitions. Most exhibitions change every two months and the admission is pay what you can. Come test your critical and visual thinking skills and stop by the museum today!
If warplanes and fighter aircraft interest you then head straight to the Canadian Warplane Heritage. This museum houses aircraft models that were actually used during the Second World War.
Built in 1827, the Griffin House was marked as the National Historic Site of Canada owing to its architectural and historic value. Home to Enerals Griffin and his descending generations, the house is now operated as a museum. Over 3000 artifacts belonging to the early 19th century were recovered at the site. The artifacts include stoneware, clay pipes and porcelain items. They are now put on display for the public and this site is regarded of high importance to the Canadian Black History.