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The museum’s most incredible artifact is the building itself – where the original pumps remain in place and visitors can discover exactly how they worked. During indoor museum tours, skilled guides demonstrate how steam power was an essential element of the industrial development of Canada and how pumped water played a key role in Kingston’s history.

Click below to explore the additional rooms on view during each visit to the PumpHouse.


Beneath your feet, a league of superheroes are working tirelessly to make life on Earth possible — yet few of us understand the significance of their “dirty work.”
The PumpHouse is home to a stunning collection of model trains.
Welcome to the Discovery Centre: Make Science work for you!
Visit the new Kingston Civic Collection Website and explore the collection today!