About Us

The Region of Waterloo Museums and Archives is a collective made up of the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Schneider Haus National Historic Site, McDougall Cottage Historic Site, Doon Heritage Village, and the Region of Waterloo Archives.

Located in South Kitchener, the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. It includes two indoor galleries and the 60-acre living history experience, Doon Heritage Village. Here, visitors enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life in Waterloo County in the year 1914.

Schneider Haus National Historic Site is a vibrant public space in downtown Kitchener for members of the community to gather. This Old Haus is telling new stories, as visitors engage in the connections between today’s diverse world and past occupants of the Haus.

McDougall Cottage Historic Site is a granite and limestone labourer's home located in Galt, downtown Cambridge, along the banks of the Grand River. Visitors of all ages enjoy the Cottage’s exhibits, gardens, walking tours, monthly teas, and workshops.

The Region of Waterloo Archives is the archives for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, the former County of Waterloo, the Township of Woolwich, and related local organizations and individuals. The Archives feature documents and objects in its collection which are used for museum exhibitions, and historical research.

Waterloo Region, including the three cities and four townships, is located on the traditional territories of the Neutral (Attawandaron), Anishnaabe (pronounced Ah-nish-naw-bay) and Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho-den-noh-show-nee) peoples. Waterloo Region is part of The Haldimand Tract, which encompasses six miles on either side of the Grand River from the mouth near Dundalk to where it empties into Lake Erie at Port Maitland also referred to as the One Dish/One Spoon Treaty territory.