Current Exhibits

Feature Gallery

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering

On exhibit September 25, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This exhibit explores when cutting edge science and engineering join forces to assist the human body and improve lives.

Main Gallery

What Makes Us Who We Are?

Our main gallery exhibit is called What Makes Us Who We Are? and traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from Indigenous peoples, to community settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. 

Mezzanine Gallery

War Memorial 

The Waterloo Region Museum joins all Canadians in recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of the men and women who have served in the cause of peace and freedom around the world.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honours individuals and organizations - now numbering more than 400 - for their significant contributions to the community. 

Outdoor Gallery

Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60-acre living history village. Stroll back in time to the year 1914 and experience historic buildings, period dressed interpreters, and engaging activities for the whole family. Note the Village is currently closed for the season and reopens in May 2021.