Correctional Service Of Canada MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 555 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7, Canada
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6135303122
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Correctional Service Of Canada Museum - Review
This specialized museum also known as Penitentiary Museum collects artifacts relating to the correctional history of Canada, 1833 to the present, including inmate hobby crafts, uniforms and contraband, as well as punishment and restraint devices. Retired jail guards conduct tours and acquaint visitors with quirky facts and information on the working of the penitentiary. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kingston itinerary 2 days.
Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Information
- Open from November 1st – April 30th for groups of 6 or more by appointment only, subject to availability of staff.
Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Ticket Prices
- Admission to museum is by donation.
How To reach Correctional Service Of Canada Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: Sir John A Macdonald Blvd (north side of King)
- Alwington Avenue (north side of King)
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88.62% of people who visit Kingston include Correctional Service Of Canada Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
91.1% of people start their Correctional Service Of Canada Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Correctional Service Of Canada Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Correctional Service Of Canada Museum
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Correctional Service Of Canada Museum, Kingston Reviews
I had the most pleasant couple of hours at this establishment. The self guided tour and pay with a donation will fit some people's needs. It was well represented with an assortment of displays. What kept me there was a staff by the name of Cameron who was a wealth of information. I never thought I could be so engaged about the history of our penal system in Canada but Cameron was very engaging. I would definitely return when he was on staff. It is not very disabled friendly as some smaller historical locations are apt to be.
Really awesome and engaging. Totally recommend visiting this place, and it's interesting for kids and adults alike. Entertaining exhibits and awesome art you wouldn't believe is possible to make in these conditions. It is crazy to think of all the objects smuggled into prison and how crafty people can get with so few resources available. You'll be surprised to see the size of cells early on and later in the days. All in all, a great experience, engaging, educating and would totally recommend it to anyone.
Great museum for passing time before the penitentiary tour as it is across to road. It was very interesting to see the the history of the jail, but as well to learn about some of the inmates that had stayed there. I would recommend this place before going to take the tour.
Everyone is very nice. It has some interesting items. The best part for me are the stories that the guides tell as you are looking at the exhibits.
Nice place with lots of info and very cool historical items to look at with somewhat detailed descriptions. Spent about half an hour in the museum and especially enjoyed the room where shanks and contraband delivery methods were displayed. The "gift shop" leaves something to be desired. Some areas are cramped but otherwise the museum is very interesting. Definitely recommend checking it out.