Explore our exhibits, take a guided tour or test your shipbuilding skills with our Shipwrights game.


The Museum is open at its national historic site location at 55 Ontario St. at the following times:

Autumn-Winter hours (5 September to May) - Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Summer hours (May to September) - Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm



As of 1 June, 2023, admission to the Museum is as follows:

  • Adults: $8
  • Youth (6-16): $6
  • Child (5 and under): free

*Members can enjoy free access to the Museum's galleries and tours. Join our membership here.

While you're here...

Supplement your visit with a guided tour of the Kingston Dry Dock national historic site, or challenge your team to our Shipwrights experience. These experiences can be booked in advanced or are available for walk-ins. To book an experience for a larger group, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613 542 2261.

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Kingston Dry Dock National Historic Site Guided Tours

Walk back in time and discover the social and economic heritage of this unique space. With our knowledgeable staff you will explore the significance of the space, the people that worked here and the ships they built.

Prices: Adults - $12; Students/Seniors - $10; Youth (6-16) - $10; Children under 6 - free

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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Do you have what it takes to get your vessel into ship shape?! Dive headfirst into the challenge, tackling the tools and techniques used to build some of Canada's greatest boats at this very location, a hundred years ago!

  • Tickets are $20 per person
  • Groups of 2-6 people
  • Easy-medium difficulty

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Come find us!

We have moved to 55 Ontario St. Kingston, ON, K7L 2Y2 from our location at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 55 Yonge St. Kingston, ON K7M 6G4. Limited free parking is available in our lot located at the bottom of Lower Union St.