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The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village

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The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage VillageThe Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village


AUGUST 2020 UPDATE: 

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is open with reduced operational hours and limited site access to enable physical distancing and cleaning. Reduced hours of operation are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Patron site access will be limited to the Main Gallery and Doon Heritage Village ‘walk in the park’ experience. Village buildings will remain closed as they are too small to adhere to provincial and Region of Waterloo Public Health guidelines. Patrons will be able to visit the main gallery and Village by pre-purchasing 90 minute timed access tickets online.

Contact The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum to purchase tickets and for the most up to date hours and information.


The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. It consists of two indoor museum galleries, as well as Doon Heritage Village, a 60 acre living history exhibit.

The museum’s main gallery provides visitors with a look at Waterloo Region’s history. Local artifacts have been collected since 1912, and are preserved and stored in the museum’s Curatorial Centre.

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum’s feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Interactive and educational, these exhibits are designed to engage visitors and create an understanding of the Region’s place in the world past, present and future.

Doon Heritage Village is a living history village, where visitors can experience what life in Waterloo Region was like in 1914. The village interpreters are dressed in period costumes, and carry out typical daily routines for the time. The village also features historic buildings, farm animals and hands on activities for the entire family. Doon Heritage is open seasonally from May through December.

Also at The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals and groups for significant contributions to the community. More than 400 recipients have been inducted into the hall of fame since its inception in 1972.

School trips to theThe Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village provide a unique learning experience for children of all ages. Programs are designed to be interactive and provide students with a one of a kind learning experience.

With its picturesque setting, The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is a great location for hosting special events. From weddings to corporate galas, guests will enjoy beautiful landscapes and the history of the Region while attending their event. Outdoor facilities are also available and can accommodate larger groups.

For a full list of upcoming exhibits and events, visit The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum website.

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