Bring your Group to Region of Waterloo Museums

Region of Waterloo Museums offer multiple tours to satisfy your groups needs. Explore our properties or enjoy one of our themed tours.  

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village

Save 10 per cent with groups of 20 or more! 

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our main gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region from 12,000 years ago to today, and our feature gallery showcases local exhibits and travelling exhibits from around the world. 

Doon Heritage Village, the 1914 living history village, includes more than 20 historic buildings, two farms, costumed staff, farm animals (seasonally) and heritage gardens. Motor coaches stop at the museum's front door, and there is lots of free parking for buses.

Group catering is available for an additional fee. 

The gift shop offers unique gift and souvenir items, reflecting local history and crafts.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is centrally located in Waterloo Region, with close proximity to Highways 401 and 7/8.  We're close to hotels and a five minute drive to the Homer Watson House and Gallery and and many other cultural facilities in St. Jacobs, Stratford, Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.

Doon Heritage Village

View of main gallery from above

2022 Special Guided Theme Tours for Motor Coach Groups

These new exciting presentations and tours are one hour in length.  Spend time after exploring our historic village, museum galleries or visit our gift shop to find that special souvenir.

An Epidemic of Crime: Waterloo County 1914 

1914 was a pleasant and innocent time in Waterloo County…or was it? Rethink everything you know about the past with an interactive presentation on crime, imprisonment, and punishment in Waterloo County. Try pease coffee, a typical breakfast drink given to inmates made from boiling roasted peas.

Cure what ails you: Remedies, medicines and science in 1914

Explore home remedies, patent medicines, and junk science in Waterloo County. Did you know - To cure whooping cough, all you need to do is let the child eat a piece of bread from the hands of a woman whose maiden name was the same as her husband’s surname?

Join us for an interactive presentation on home remedies, “cures,” and patent medicines believed and used in Waterloo County, 1914. Feeling brave? Try a sample of a vinegar-based home remedy, sure to cure your sore throat, toothache, headache, indigestion, and sprained ankle!

Farm Fare 1914: What's for dinner?

What’s for dinner in rural Waterloo County in 1914? On this culinary walking tour, step into three historic homes and the grocery store to find out what was prepared and eaten by local farm families at mealtimes and on special occasions. Find out how farm products were preserved for winter. Taste some of the foods they enjoyed like summer sausage, pickles, and tasty cookies.

Livestock Lifestyles 1914

Tour the barns that our livestock call home. But barns are so much more than animal housing! Can you recognize various barn styles as you tour the country roads? Take a closer look at our heritage barns and their special features. Next, meet some of our farm animals and find out how they live – and how the needs of the livestock set the schedule for the farm family’s day! We’ll find you some work to do, too!

McDougall Cottage Historic Site

Bring your group of up to 40 people for one of McDougall Cottage’s ever-popular “Teas by the Grand”. 

Experience a delightful afternoon tea, in a c.1858 Limestone cottage in heart of downtown Cambridge. McDougall’s classic tea includes cucumber and cream cheese tea sandwiches (2 per person), smoked salmon pinwheels (2 per person), fern tarts (1 per person), scones with preserves and whipped cream (1 per person), button shortbread (2 per person) and bottomless tea. 

Book today! Call for more information and pricing.

Gardens at the side of McDougall Cottage

Get Started

Complete our online form or call 519-748-1914 to connect with a member of our events team. We look forward to helping you plan a memorable event.   

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