The PumpHouse Museum is located in one of Canada’s oldest original water works – where steam-powered pumps provided the first running water to Kingston residents from 1851. The museum’s most incredible artifact is the museum itself – where the original pumps are animated and visitors can discover exactly how they worked.
See how steam power was an essential element of the industrial development of Canada and pumped water played a key role in Kingston’s history. The museum is home to a stunning collection of model railway trains. An elaborate multi-level O scale train can be set in motion by the push of a button, and the HO scale train set from the opening of the iconic CBC children’s show ‘The Friendly Giant’ is on display. If you are interested in a fun and enriching activity to do in Kingston, look no further than the PumpHouse.
23 Ontario St.
Trolley Stop #5