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March 29, 2016 -

Museum awaits your discovery

Come and discover the Pump House Steam Museum at the opening reception on Thursday, March 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Pump House Steam Museum, 23 Ontario St., is located in one of Canada's oldest original water works where steam-powered pumps provided the first running water to Kingston residents from 1850. 

Be sure to visit the museum this year  to enjoy its fascinating steam-powered pumps and fun and educational events for all ages – including drop-in programming for familiestours and special events for schools and camps and lectures and programming for adults. Watch for ‘free days' when the museum is accessible to everyone (see

Coming up:

  • Art show: The season begins with A Sense of Place, a visual exploration of Kingston by the artists of the Organization of Kingston Women Artists, running from April 1 to 23. This show offers a personal, social, historical and emotional look at Kingston through the eyes of women painters, sculptors, potters and photographers.
  • Exhibit: Learn how science has enhanced sport and get moving with Sport vs. Science, the Perfect Match, starting May 5. This interactive exhibit lets you compare sports equipment from today and yesterday. Discover the extraordinary advances made possible by science and test your performance against athletes with interactive games.

Starting May 26, admission to the museum is free every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

To keep up-to-date on all the events at the Pump House Steam Museum, please visit

All programming is included with admission, just $5 for adults, $4.22 for students and seniors, and $1.70 for children under 12.

The Pump House Steam Museum is located on the waterfront at 23 Ontario St., 613-546-PUMP (7867), or visit

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