We collect, preserve and share places, artifacts and stories of cultural significance in Waterloo Region so we can engage citizens and build a cohesive community through mutual learning, discovery and exchange.


As centres of discovery and learning, the Region of Waterloo Museums are essential to understanding our collective place in the world - past, present and future. We inspire feelings of pride and possibility in the community and foster a sense of identity and belonging among citizens.

How We Work: Guiding Principles

In everything we do, Region of Waterloo Museums strive for authenticity in our restorations, interpretation and exhibits;

  • Scholarly and professional integrity in our research and content;
  • Life-long learning and education for our visitors and our staff;
  • Public and social engagement through living history, exhibits, educational programs, community partnerships and volunteer contributions;
  • Stewardship that utilizes best practices in building preservation; environmental sustainability; and collections development, management and preservation;
  • Quality programming, exhibits and service excellence;
  • Interactions with visitors with emphasis on inclusivity and informality, and exceeding standards for community museums in all aspects of operations.