950 Walkers Line
Burlington, ON L7N 2G2
Phone: (905) 639-9290
Fax: (905) 639-6900
Arts & Museums
The Burlington Art Centre or BAC as it is popularly known, is one of its kind art gallery and exhibition center in Burlington. The center exhibits several temporary displays on varied and unconventional topics in photography and sculpture. The place also has several meeting rooms that can be rented out for business meets and conferences on half and full day bases. Check the website for more details.
Located on the Dorval Drive in Oakville, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is a sports museum dedicated to the accomplishments of Canadian golfers and the origins of golf in Canada. Operated by Golf Canada, which is a part of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the museum is open to public all year, all week, except Saturdays.
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology traces the progress of technology and steam engines from industrial revolution till date. There are several displays that have been benchmark discoveries in that time. A must-visit for everyone.
The Workers Art and Heritage Centre was opened by community and union activists, artists and labor historians 15 years ago as a means to celebrate Canadian workers and labor history. The Centre is located in a historic Custom building, which, built in 1860, used to regulate trade flow throughout Canada. Nowadays, the site boasts a variety of educational exhibits, performances and lectures centered around the theme of Canadian's working people. Make a stop at the Centre, it's a sure learning experience!
Established in 1914, Art Gallery of Hamilton is a famous public gallery in Hamilton. In 2005, the gallery was renovated, replete with a spacious pavilion and modern exhibition spaces. Boasting of a collection that amounts to 9000 objects, it focuses on European and Canadian art. The gallery calender is always full with interesting events like temporary exhibitions, art classes, workshops and art festivals. The efforts are directed towards giving the common man a unique art experience. A visit to this space gets you acquainted with the exquisite world of fine art and contemporary art. For more details, check website.
For all those football fanatics out there, this is one place that you would definitely want to see. The Canadian Football Hall of Fame commemorates and honors all those who have made a significant contribution to Canadian football. The hall of fame is operated as a museum where exhibits related to the Canadian football's history are displayed. However, the center of attraction in this museum is the metal busts of members who have been inducted over all these years. Visitors can tour the place and get a feel of the rich history that the Canadian football possessed.
Used as a residence by famous athlete Thomas McQuesten, the Whitehern is now operated as a historic house museum. Built around 1850, the house displays elements that belong to the Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian era. It is now open to public and guided tours of the house are conducted regularly. Because of its rich history and architectural value, the Whitehern was designated as the National Historic Site of Canada in 1962.
Established in 1983, by the Cohen couple, The Arctic Experience Gallery focused on marvelous sculptures by the Canadian Inuit artists. In 1993, the gallery moved to the nerve center of Hamilton, in a beautiful building reflecting Victorian architecture. Following this the gallery merged with McNaught Gallery and expanded its collection to include prints and paintings that augmented the creations on display. Arctic Experience McNaught Gallery does not feature a regular operation schedule, calling ahead before your visit is advisable.
Based on a university campus, the McMaster Museum of Art is at once a cultural epicenter for the University, an outlet for contemporary and interdisciplinary artworks and an example of the latest innovations in curatorial studies. Boasting six galleries, as well as a sizable collection of works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and Cassatt, the Museum of Art strives to showcase the educational value of both its permanent and traveling exhibitions. Most exhibitions change every two months and the admission is pay what you can. Come test your critical and visual thinking skills and stop by the museum today!
The Battlefield House is a living history museum which was established in 1962. Located on the site where the Battle of Stoney Creek was fought, this gorgeous museum has preserved the culture and heritage of the neighboring area. It is open to visitors and guided tours of the place remain available. A horde of events keep taking place at this facility for education and entertainment of its guests.
Previously used as a residence by the Lee's, this beautiful structure today operates as a museum. The Erland Lee home is famous for being the birthplace of the first Women's Institutes. Opened as a museum in 1972, the historic home displays the life and days of the 19th century. Artifacts related to the area's history are also preserved here. The Victorian furniture and interiors of this beautiful property remain to be the attraction for visitors. A lot of events and programs are conducted at the museum to keep visitors engaged.
Country Heritage Park gives visitors an experience of the agrarian lifestyle that prevailed in Ontario during the 19th Century. You are welcomed into an expansive farm by actors donning period costumes. Guests get an opportunity to interact with farm animals as well as participate in farm operations like riding a tractor, manning equipments, steam engine and more. Spread across 32.37 hectares (80 acres), Country Heritage Park is home to a huge collection of exhibits that include artifacts and historical buildings. Events conducted make your learning experience am enjoyable one.