Correctional Service Of Canada Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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, Museums, History Museums, Educational Site, Family And Kids

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.

  • Open from November 1st – April 30th for groups of 6 or more by appointment only, subject to availability of staff.

  • Admission to museum is by donation.

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  • Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Address: 555 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7, Canada
  • Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Contact Number: +1-6135303122
  • Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Correctional Service Of Canada Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Correctional Service Of Canada Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Correctional Service Of Canada Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 88.52% of people who visit Kingston include Correctional Service Of Canada Museum in their plan

  • 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

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Correctional Service Of Canada Museum

People normally club together City Hall and Bellevue House National Historic Site while planning their visit to Correctional Service Of Canada Museum.

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  • Truly unique hands on experience. The staff is extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable. Every room is filled with fascinating items along with their story. I highly recommend visiting for all ages, especially if you have any interest in Kingston Pen. One of my favourite things I remember is a crossbow that is made out of everyday prison items. For some reason I will never forget it.

  • 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.

  • Whenever I have someone visit me in Kingston, I always take them here. Such an interesting place. Love that it is pay what you can as well.

  • 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.

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