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Hamilton Military Museum

Location:  610 York Blvd. (map)
Hamilton, Ontario

Hours of Operation

Canada Day to Labour Day:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Labour Day to Canada Day:
Tuesday to Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

(Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

Admission Rates

Adult (18-64)  $3.00
Senior (65+)  $2.50
Student (13-17)  $2.50
Child (6-12)  $2.00
Infant (5 and under)  Free
Family *   $7.50

* Family = two adults and unlimited
dependant children

Receive free admission when you buy
a regular full-price admission to
Dundurn National Historic Site.

Discover Canadian military history at the Hamilton Military Museum! Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837–38, the Boer War and World War I. See a reconstructed World War I trench, a medals display and our changing exhibit gallery. There is something for everyone, including games for children.

The Library

The Hamilton Military Museum library contains general reference works, military manuals and vertical files on a wide range of topics relating to Canadian military history ranging from the American Revolution to modern peacekeeping. The library is open by appointment, at no charge, for both students and teachers.

Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Offering over 100 annual festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions, Hamilton Civic Museums provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.

Educational and Community Programming

All Hamilton Civic Museums offer programs suitable for elementary school students, secondary school students, and community groups such as Scouts and Guides. If you would like a detailed outline of any of our programs, or if you require a customized program for your group, contact the individual museum directly.

Parties at the Military Museum

The Hamilton Military Museum and McDonalds Restaurant have joined to make this exciting 2-for-1 offer. Come to the Hamilton Military Museum and participate in our Life in the Army programme. Find out about a soldier’s life long ago, such as what was it like to live in a fort, what did a soldier eat and what duties were expected of him? Children are encouraged to try on reproduction uniforms and handle equipment. Then, it’s off to McDonalds for a party (50 Dundurn St. South location). A McDonalds Party Pack includes everything it takes to have a great party! Reservations are required. The cost for this package is $8.00 child.

Or, for those who wish to eat on-site, the Hamilton Military Museum and the Coach House Restaurant offer a birthday party package which consists of the Life in the Army programme at the Hamilton Military Museum followed by lunch at the Coach House Restaurant. Reservations are required. The cost for this package is $15.00 per child with a minimum charge of $150.00.