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 Group Tours

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. 

 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.

*New Programs:

These programs feature multi-sensory activities, group discussion and opportunities to discover the museum galleries and time to shop for that special souvenir in our gift shop.  $20.00 per person plus HST.

Bird Watching for Beginners
Calling all new birders! Explore the museum’s 60-acre site with a guide, and learn the basics of birding. See if you can spot some common bird species. Binoculars will be provided. Available in spring and summer only.
Can’t Stop the Lindy Hop Workshop
Learn the basics of Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance from the 1930s and 40s! Done to big band music, Lindy Hop will bring a smile to your face and a pep to your step. Refresh yourselves with a 1940s-style punch and snack after the lesson! Suitable for all ages levels, no partner or experience required. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move around in (no heeled shoes).
Leather Stamping Workshop
Explore Waterloo Region’s leather industry history, with a guided tour of the main exhibit. Then, make your own personalized leather bookmark or keychain accessory with special leather stamps. Take a well-deserved break with tea, coffee, and delicious treats. All materials included.
Rural Heritage Experience
Get the full experience of rural life in Waterloo County, by doing daily chores at the Martin farm. After a tour of the historic farmhouse, we’ll put you to work. Weed the garden, carry water, use a wringer washer, cook on a woodstove, try a treadle sewing machine, and more! Activities are dependent on the season and weather conditions.
Memories of a Mennonite Kitchen
Visit the Martin House for an Old Order Mennonite kitchen experience. Find out about typical meals and sample some Mennonite favourites from the early 20th century. Explore the house from attic to cellar to see how food was stored and prepared.

exterior of museum

View of main gallery from above

McDougall Cottage Historic Site Group Events

Bring your group of up to 24 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.

Tea at the cottage

Schneider Haus National Historic Site Museum Experiences

Programs are 1.5 hours in length and feature multi-sensory hands-on activities. Take time before or after to spend some time in our gift shop or relax outside in our new amphitheatre (weather depending).  

Old Haus, New Stories

During this immersive tour you will explore Schneider Haus and its many inhabitants throughout the decades! If only these wall could talk – oh the stories they would tell! Enjoy a tour through the museum, sample some timely treats, and test your knowledge with a rousing ‘Decide the Decade’ trivia challenge. $15 per person plus HST.

Pretzel Making Workshop

Learn how to twist the perfect pretzel!  Join us in our historic kitchen for pretzel making and enjoy an immersive tour of the house while your creations are baking. You’ll get a sneak peak of our historic bake oven while you’re here. End your visit by enjoying your pretzels fresh out of the oven! $20 per person plus HST

schneider haus at dusk

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.   

Places to stay

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