Planning to visit us? Here is everything you can expect on your visit. 


Regular Business Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Summer Hours: (July and August) Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Holiday Hours:

Canada Day - Monday, July 1, 2024 - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Civic Holiday - Monday, August 5, 2024 - 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Labour Day - Monday, September 2, 2024 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving - Monday, October 14, 2024 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Remembrance Day - Closed
Christmas Eve - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
New Year's Eve - Closed
New Year's Day - Closed
Family Day - Monday, February 17, 2025 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Friday to Easter Sunday - April 18 to 20, 2025 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter Monday - Closed

Admission Fees

  • Adult (18-54) - $7 
  • Senior (55 years of age plus) - $6 
  • Student (13 to 17) - $5 
  • Children ages 5 to 12 - $4 
  • Children ages 4 and under - Free 
  • Family - $16 (Two adults and dependent children)

All admission rates are plus HST. 
Please note we accept cash, VISA, MasterCard and Debit.


Membership offers huge savings with unlimited admission to all Region of Waterloo owned and operated museums for the whole year! 

  • Single - Year Membership only $39
  • Family - Year Membership only $67 (2 adults & dependent children)

(all rates plus HST)

Purchase timed tickets with your membership

Getting Here

Come by for a visit. 


466 Queen St. S. 
Kitchener, ON, N2G 1W7

How to Get to Us

The museum is accessible by transit routes 1, 2 and 8 and is a short walk from Victoria Park and downtown Kitchener.

Map and Directions

GPS Coordinates

43°26'41.4"N 80°29'39.2"W

Travel Times

80 minutes from downtown Toronto
60 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport
70 minutes from London
50 minutes from Hamilton/Burlington  
2 ¼ hours from Peace Bridge Fort Erie,
3 hours from Ambassador Bridge at Windsor/Detroit.


Parking is available free of charge on Queen Street across from the museum.


The main floors of the historic house and exhibit galleries are accessible. A written guide is available for those unable to access the second floor of the historic house. The grounds and pathways may be a barrier to those with limited mobility. Schneider Haus National Historic Site does not offer wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Service Animals and Pets

Service animals are welcome in the historic haus, galleries, and grounds. Pets, however, are not permitted.

Photography Policy

Personal Use Photography

Photography is allowed for personal use only with hand-held equipment. Photography must be non-disruptive to other visitors and staff. The use of tripods, monopods, lights, etc., is not permitted. Photography in special exhibitions is permitted unless otherwise indicated. Signs will be posted in galleries where photography restrictions apply. 

Professional Photography

Professional photography is not allowed on the museum's premises, except for patrons who have rented the museum's facility for weddings and other special events.

Rights and Reproductions

Photography is permitted for personal use only with hand-held equipment. Personal photographs may not be published, sold, or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes. Visitors may post images from their museum visit on personal social media sites, provided there is no profit involved.

Collection Digital Image Requests

Digital photographs of objects in the museum's collection are available for commercial and publishing use. A reproduction fee may apply.