Learn more about Kingston's history right inside our doors! 

We are now offering private, pre-booked, small group guided site tours.

These exclusive 45-minute tours are guided by one of our highly trained museum staff who will show you through the PumpHouse. You will see our large-scale industrial water pumps and learn about their role in the development of Kingston and become a model train conductor in our train room.

Each tour will include a guided experience of our new 2020 Exhibition – Collecting Histories. This exhibition explores the City of Kingston Civic Collection’s special role in engaging and inspiring us through the history of our own community. It also challenges us to join a community conversation that explores the artifacts that we have in our Civic Collection, what stories we need to develop and share, and how we can document and remember this unique period in Kingston’s history. 

Face coverings are required for all guests inside the museum.

Please note: Our online ticket sales are supported by our sister site, Kingston Grand Theatre. When you click on the link to "Buy Tickets"  a new window will open where you can complete your purchase. We are working to improve this process and appreciate your patience and understanding.  

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Notes about the ticketing process:

1) When moving through the ticket process you will be asked to select number of seats required - as single tickets are sold for either 1-3 guests or 4-9 guests, only 1 seat will be purchased. 

Screen capture of the no. of seats required screen, showing 1 seat being selected

2) Once you are checking out, you will be asked to select a delivery option. By selecting print at home you will be able to both download a digital image of your ticket, print a copy of your ticket and you will also receive an email with a link to your mobile ticket. 

Screen shot of the online shopping cart showing the option to select "print at home" as the delivery option.