Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal - 28 June 2011

It was another sunny Niagara day when we visited the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. As the name suggests, the museum is located by the historic andimportant transportation feature - Lock 3 of the Welland Canal, which is located here. Entry to the Museum is free for the general public.

The Museum is located in a beautiful location and easily reached withan abundance of parking. It can be quite a shock to drive into a parking lot that seems to be moving. This optical illusion is from large lakers, ships that just transit the inland waterways, moving alongside the museum.

The staff at the Museum are very helpful and knowledgeable about the history of both St. Catharines and the Welland Canal. The staff were very generous in helping us put this article together and we thank them for that. I would encourage visitors to contact the staff if they have any questions. These folks actually enjoy serving the public.

There is something for everyone at the Museum. There is information on the history of the City, industry in the area, sporting history, a full sized steam powered fire pump as pictured below, a large display of wedding dresses. All of that and then the Welland Canal information which
will be the topic of a separate article.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3 and we are sure that if you choose to visit, you will too.

The Museum is located at 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy. (formerly Government Road), St. Catharines, ON,  L2R 7K6.

Hours of operation are:
May through November: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
December through March: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends and holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Research Centre: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Toll Free 1-800-305-5134

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