Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy MakersREGION 3: Hamilton, Halton and Brant 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, ON Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
This winter break, the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is hosting a free, drop-in activity centre all about Victorian toy making! In the 19th century, many children’s toys were hand-made from materials like wood, paper, and string – no batteries, circuit boards, or phone apps in sight! Try out some classic Victorian toys, learn about how toys were made in the past, and make your own keepsake toys and crafts to take home. Adult supervision is required in the activity centre.
Museum is closed January 1 & 2
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, also known as the “Steam Museum”, is located on the site of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks complex. This National Historic Site is recognized as a civil and power engineering landmark. Today the museum preserves two massive steam-powered beam engines, which pumped water in Hamilton from 1859 to 1910, as well as a collection of artifacts relating Hamilton’s industrial past. The museum interprets Hamilton’s relationship with water, steam power, and industrialisation.
The museum offers guided tours, public programs, and special events.