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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes​An immersive ‘escape room’ experience with nautical-themed puzzles and challenges. Suitable for groups of 2-6 people.

Special Events

There’s always something new on the horizon. Discover our upcoming events, spread the word, and mark your calendar.

Children &
Youth (Age 5-13)

Programs to ignite curiosity and provide opportunity for exploration! Delivered virtually or in-person, these group programs can be adapted for ages 5-13.


The Nautical Nights Speaker Series, in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club (KYC), has become an annual tradition at the Great Lakes Museum.


Life-long learning is a journey of continuous growth and development, enriching our lives with new knowledge and perspectives. Immerse yourself in the history of the Great Lakes!

About the

Archives and artefacts. A library collection covering all aspects of Canadian shipping and marine heritage. Photographs, shipping company collections and shipbuilding and design collections.

Ship Lists

A selection of unique registers of ships and individuals that were compiled to facilitate the research process.

Ways of Giving

Donate your time. Donate your money. Become a member. Leave a gift in your will. There are many ways to support the museum and we appreciate your interest in supporting the Great Lakes Museum!

The Story of the Great Lakes Museum

‘Know the Ropes’ – Museum News & Stories

Explore the rich maritime history of the Great Lakes, read the stories of our artefacts, find out interesting information to share at your next party! Know the Ropes shares a mix of museum news and interesting stories.

Come aboard and discover Great Lakes heritage


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Make the most of your experience by planning ahead – book your tickets, take note of museum hours and accessibility, and decide on how to get here or where to park.


Exhibits at the museum

Exhibits & Galleries

From steam engines and rivet guns to passenger stories and paintings, our galleries and exhibits are always evolving.


Shipwrights game by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Do you have what it takes to get your vessel into ship-shape?! Grab your team and find out during 1-hour puzzle solving experience.


Museum Special Events

Museum Special Events

There is always something new on the horizon. Find out about our upcoming events, tell your friends and save-the-date.


Learning Programs at the Museum

Learn & Explore

Our Museum welcomes individuals of all ages to learn about the maritime history of the Great Lakes at our one-of-a-kind, historic waterfront location.

School programs for grades 2-8 in science and technology and social sciences are specifically designed to enhance the curriculum., while youth-oriented workshops welcome community groups to explore topics that introduce kids to the history and science of the Great Lakes. If your goal is to never stop learning and you have an interest in our local history, we have developed adult programs with you in mind.