Hours and Admission Fees

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is pleased to announce our main gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. for timed, pre purchased entry. As of September the Doon Heritage Village will be open on weekends for themed weekends (see below). 

Admission Fees

Adult - $11 
Senior and student - $8
Children ages 5 to 12 - $5
Children ages 4 and under - Free
Family (2 adults & dependent children) - $25
(all rates plus HST)
Member Savings and Group Savings

Doon Heritage Village

Select buildings open Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00PM-4:00PM. Please note that farm animals are not present in the village this year.   Walk-throughs of the village are available on Thursday & Friday from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Skilled Hands: Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 – Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Doon is lucky enough to have many volunteers and staff members who are skilled in period handwork.  From rug hooking to leather working, from knitting to blacksmithing, from embroidery to water colours, all these talents will be on display throughout the village.  Come check out what skilled hands can produce.

 

To End All Wars: Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 – Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Description:        No one in Waterloo Country was left unaffected by World War One.  Come hear about the recruitment tactics of the 118th battalion, the home effort, and the brave sacrifices of the local men and women who answered the call of King and country.

 

The Natural World:        Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 – Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Come join us for the opening weekend of the Amazing Pollinators travelling exhibit. Explore the world of pollinators both in the exhibit and then in the historic village.  Watch water colourists turn their hands to capturing the wonders of nature, and be sure to go on your own personal birdwatching tour – written guides are provided.

 

I’m glad there are Octobers:       Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 – Noon to 4:00 p.m.  Tickets available through Eventbrite.

When you stroll the grounds at Doon on the Thanksgiving weekend and see the array of beautiful colours, you will quickly realize why Lucy Maude Montgomery’s most popular character was “glad there are Octobers.”  While you are colour watching, why not also check out several of the locations used in the 1985 film featuring our favourite Anne.  You may also enjoy the sights, sounds, and a few tastes of Thanksgiving.  Waring pigtails is optional.

 

Membership

Membership offers huge savings with unlimited admission to all Region of Waterloo owned and operated museums for the whole year! 

Single - Year Membership only $35

Family - Year Membership only $60
(2 adults & dependent children)
(all rates plus HST)

Purchase timed tickets with your membership.

Parking

Parking at the Ken Seiling 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.

Public Transit

Grand River Transit provides frequent bus service within walking distance of the museum, connecting to ION light rail, seven days a week.

From Fairway Station, take Route 10 Pioneer to the Manitou/Cayuga stop (#1705). As you get off the bus, walk toward the traffic lights at Homer Watson Boulevard and cross Manitou Drive. A new trail runs from here to the museum, which is maintained in winter. The trail is shared with cyclists.

From Block Line Station, take Route 201 iXpress towards Conestoga College to the Homer Watson/Doon Village stop (#1859). As you get off the bus, walk back to the traffic lights at Manitou Drive and cross Homer Watson Boulevard to access the trail and reach the museum. The trail is shared with cyclists.

Accessibility

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities. Please ask for a Guide to Visitors with Disabilities to learn about all of the museum's services.

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 (subject to availability).

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 Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum honours PAL cards - the Personal Attendant for Leisure card - and Access 2 Entertainment cards.