Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, also known as the “Steam Museum”, is located on the site of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks complex. This National Historic Site is recognized as a civil and power engineering landmark. Today the museum preserves two massive steam-powered beam engines, which pumped water in Hamilton from 1859 to 1910, as well as a collection of artifacts relating Hamilton’s industrial past. The museum interprets Hamilton’s relationship with water, steam power, and industrialisation.
The museum offers guided tours, public programs, and special events, including:
- Train Days with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers, held on select dates in the summer
- Boats in the Park with the Confederation Marine Modellers, held in May
- The Electric City Festival, in partnership with the Nikola Tesla Education Corporation, held in September
- Year-round STE(a)M workshops, field trips, group tours, and children’s activities
Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.
FREE - Infants five years old or younger
$5.25 - Children ages 6 to 12
$7.50 - Students ages 13 to 17, must show valid student ID
$8.75 - Adults ages 18 to 59
$7.50 - Seniors ages 60 and above
$24.25 - Family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old
Hours & Holiday Closures
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Depending on availability, we will open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.
The purchase of a $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.