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Marine Museum of The Great Lakes At Kingston

Tourism Region: Eastern Ontario

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Changing exhibits, shipping, shipwrecks, marine art, research. Open year round.
Museum Ship Alexander Henry
A 3,000 ton icebreaker you can tour by day and sleep aboard by night (Bed & Breakfast). Seasonal.

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Location

Address: 
55 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2Y2

Telephone: 613-542-2261
Fax: 613-542-0043

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round • By Appointment

Open: Marine Museum
Open year round
November 1 to the End of April: 10 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday
May 1 to end of October: 10 am - 5 pm, seven days a week
Museum Ship Alexander Henry
Third weekend in May 7 to October 13
10 am to 4 pm, seven days a week. Note that the ship closes one hour before the Museum to
prepare for the B&B.
School visits and bus tours welcome
Alexander Henry Bed & Breakfast
May 7 to October 13
Overnight programs for school groups available
Gordon C. Shaw Study Centre
Open year round
10 to 4 daily, Monday through Friday
or by special appointment
Library/Archives
Open year round
10 to 4 daily, Monday through Friday
or by special appointment

Closed:
Good Friday
December 20 2003 to January 5 2004

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
MARINE MUSEUM ~ ALEXANDER HENRY ~ PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM
Prices as of January 2002
CAA Members - 10% Discount with CAA Card.
CAMM/OMA/CMA & Marine Museum Members - Free Admision to all sites.
Bed & Breakfast Guest - Free Admission to the Marine Museum.

ADULT
1 MUSEUM $5.25
2 MUSEUMS $6.75
3 MUSEUMS $8.25

SENIOR
Over 60 years of age
1 MUSEUM $4.75
2 MUSEUMS $5.75
3 MUSEUMS $6.75

STUDENT
Under 17 or Student I.D. Proof of Age Required
1 MUSEUM $4.75
2 MUSEUMS $5.75
3 MUSEUMS $6.75

FAMILY
(2 adults, up to 4 children under 12 years old)
1 MUSEUM $12.00
2 MUSEUMS $14.00
3 MUSEUMS $16.00

GROUP RATES 2002
(minimum 10 people)
ADULT
1 MUSEUM $4.25
2 MUSEUMS $5.00
3 MUSEUMS $6.00

SENIOR
1 MUSEUM $3.00
2 MUSEUMS $3.75
3 MUSEUMS $4.25

STUDENT
1 MUSEUM $3.00
2 MUSEUMS $3.75
3 MUSEUMS $4.25

ADMISSION FOR BUS DRIVERS AND TOUR GUIDES ARE COMPLIMENTARY.





Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students • CMA members

About Collections

The Marine Museum collections are extensive. The communications resources developed by the museum with the assistance of Queen's University to give access to collections catalogues are among the first and most extensive of their kind in Canada.

Archives

The museum archives maintains collections documenting Canadian marine heritage on the Great Lakes from the early 19th century through to the present. Material covering all aspects of ships and shipping are represented from the original vessel design, through its building, its working life and its final paying off (or shipwreck)

Architectural Records • Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Microforms • Films and Videos • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Furniture or Furnishings

Fine Arts

Culture:
American • Canadian

Period:
Contemporary • Historical

Media:
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Film and Video

Miscellaneous:
War Art

Human History

Communications Devices • Fisheries • Industrial Technology and History • Local History • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Transportation : Marine

Services & Activities

Research Services

The Marine Museum collections are extensive. The communications resources developed by the museum with the assistance of Queen's University to give access to collections catalogues are among the first and most extensive of their kind in Canada.
The Marine Museum advocates a collegial approach to heritage preservation. The professional mariner, researcher and student is well positioned while in Kingston to undertake marine research. The combined and unique resources of each institution, the Marine Museum along with that of Queen's University and the Royal Military College are comprehensive.

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration • Genealogical Research • Library

Educational Programs

Specialized educational programs are available on request. Topics such as underwater
archaeology, local history maritime history and whales are available

Discovery Room or Centre • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6)

Visitor Services

Bilingual Services • Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English : French • Accessible by Public Transportation • Audio Guides : English • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Cloakroom • Washrooms
Other Guided Tours: German

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 100+

Activities: Front desk, reception, cashier, tea room, painters, ship restoration, maintenance, janitorial, brochures, membership, cataloguing

Member Privileges

Free admission and Jib Gems Members newsletter

Food Services

Snack Bar or Vending Machines • Catering Services • Reception Facilities
Other: The Cafe
Refreshments or a light lunch, indoors or on the Patio. Seasonal.

Internet Services

General InformationCollectionsEventsEducationOnline Giftshop or Bookstore

Other Services

FACILITY RENTAL
MARINE MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES AT KINGSTON
SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM
CAPACITY STANDING 100-125
CAPACITY SITTING 30-75
CAPACITY LECTURE SITTING/ CABARET/SMALL GROUP 20-60

CAPTAIN HENRY?S TEA ROOM
CAPACITY STANDING UP TO 55
CAPACITY SITTING 25-45
CAPACITY LECTURE SITTING/ CABARET/SMALL GROUP 22-34

LIBRARY/ GORDON C. SHAW STUDY CENTRE
CAPACITY STANDING NOT APPLICABLE
CAPACITY SITTING NOT APPLICABLE
CAPACITY LECTURE SITTING/ CABARET/SMALL GROUP 12-14

RENTAL FEES

SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM
1/2 DAY $50.00
WHOLE DAY OR EVENING $90.00

CAPTAIN HENRY?S TEA ROOM
1/2 DAY $40.00
WHOLE DAY OR EVENING $70.00

LIBRARY
1/2 DAY $40.00
WHOLE DAY OR EVENING $70.00

ENTIRE MUSEUM/PUBLIC SPACES
1/2 DAY $500.00
WHOLE DAY OR EVENING $500.00

THERE ARE ADDITIONAL CHARGES OF $30.00 FOR SET-UP &CLEAN-UP.

*WHEN GUIDED TOURS ARE REQUIRED, SEE GROUP TOUR RATES.
*ON SITE EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN ABOVE PRICES - OVERHEAD PROJECTOR, TV, VCR.
*PHOTOCOPIES ALSO AVAILABLE @ .20/COPY.

PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM:
UP TO 150 INDOORS & OUTDOORS $200.00
A UNIQUE GATHERING CAN BE ACCOMMODATED AMIDST THE GIANT ENGINES AND PUMPS AT THE PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM. THIS FACILITY IS SUITABLE FOR A THEME EVENT ON TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRY, UTILITIES, OR PASSENGER OR CARGO RAIL. THE OUTDOOR WATERFRONT COURTYARD OVERLOOKING KINGSTON?S SCENIC WATERSCAPES WOULD MAKE AN AFTERNOON EVENING COCKTAIL PARTY A DELIGHT.

ALEXANDER HENRY
QUOTES AS PER REQUEST (PRE-SEASON ONLY).

OUTSIDE AREA
QUOTES AS PER REQUEST.

Publications & Products

FreshWater
A Journal of Great Lakes Marine History
Published by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

Jib Gems
Jib Gems is the Newsletter of the Museum

Books on local marine history
Several books on local marine history have been published by the Museum.

Brochures • Museum Guide • Newsletters • Postcards • Posters • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs