Museums of Kingston

With 22 museums and 3 art galleries, Kingston is Canada's museum capital with more museums per capita than any other city in Canada.  For a complete listing of Kingston Museums, please visit


Agnes Etherington Art Centre
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is the third largest provincial gallery in Ontario.  Located on the Queen's campus, the AEAC has a permanent collection of over 14,000 pieces ranging from the 14th century to the present including two paintings by Rembrandt.

Union Gallery
The Union Gallery is a public gallery showcasing the works of Queen's fine art students in addition to that of professional artists.  It is located inside Stauffer Library on the Queen's campus.


Alexander Henry Museum Ship
This 1958 icebreaker can be toured from May-October.

Bellevue House National Historic Site
This 1840s house was the home of Canada's first Prime Minster, Sir John A Macdonald.  Visitors can tour the house, grounds, and gardens.

International Hockey Hall of Fame
Founded in 1943, this is the oldest sports hall of fame in Canada.

Kingston Archeological Centre
An overview of the inhabitation of Eastern Ontario since pre-historic times.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Learn more about woodworking, logging, and lumbering in the 1850s.

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
This museum, minutes from campus, showcases the marine history of Ontario's Great Lakes.

Military Communications and Electronics Museum
Located at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, the theme of this museum is 'the troops, the times, and the technology'.

Miller Museum of Geology
The Miller Museum at Queen's University features fossil and mineral displays and has a working siesmograph.

Murney Tower National Historic Site
Built in 1848, the Murney Tower is one of Kingston's fortifications and is today a museum open to the public.

Museum of Health Care
Located on the grounds of Kingston General Hospital, the museum promotes an understanding of health and health care in Canada.

Penitentiary Museum
This award-winning museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Canada's federal penitentiaries.

Pump House Steam Museum
Steam engines, model trains, and interpretive and educational exhibits help you step back in time.

Royal Military College of Canada Museum
Fort Frederick, on the grounds of the RMC campus, is home to this small but fascinating museum which showcases the history of the college and the exploits of its graduates.