The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes was founded in 1975. It was once located at the Kingston Dry Dock at 55 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario.
The property was sold by the federal government in 2016 and the museum has moved all the collections into storage and now has a storefront office at 53 Yonge St., Kingston, ON. The museum will reopen when it finds a new location to display the collections. Office hours are open year round. Plan to visit Marine Museum of the Great Lakes during your Kingston vacation using our convenient Kingston travel planner.
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes Reviews
Well having decided to get to see the Portsmouth harbour, and have a look around, I stumbled on the marine museum. It’s very small but as the lady explained it was it’s temporary home till they move.... more »
A generous benefactor has purchased the building and the MMGL will be returning to its original beautiful location at 55 Ontario St, bigger and better than ever. We are all thrilled!! more »
Great maritime museum, kid friendly. Interesting exhibit about the history and evolution of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Hands on displays of various ship technologies, and spooky collection of artifacts from many of the great lake shipwrecks. Don't miss the chance to walk around the old coast guard ice breaker they have there, the Alexander Henry. We have been to many maritime museums but the freedom to explore the well preserved inner workings of the Alexander Henry is a truly unique experience. We came away with a better understand of how these big ships work and what life aboard would have been like.
This is an excellent museum. Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed it, including our 7 year old son. The main building is interesting as it is, but being able to tour the museum ship Alexander Henry just made our visit that much better. In the main building there are many different areas of interest and several hands on displays to keep the younger kids engaged. We spent a great deal of time in the waterways and shipping section, a big interest for our family. We also spent quite a bit of time on the Alexander Henry itself, enjoying being able to explore the ship at our leisure.
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