10 Museums in London That You Shouldn't Miss

May 22, 2022 Augustus Redeker

You’ll see double-decker buses and even the River Thames, but while London, Ontario, has clearly been inspired by its British namesake, this is a distinctly Canadian destination. Attractions like Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Banting House and Eldon House will captivate history buffs. Or indulge your, shall we say, slightly less cerebral side with a tour of the Labatt Brewery.
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1. Eldon House

481 Ridout St N, London, Ontario N6A 2P6 Canada +1 519-661-5169 [email protected] http://www.eldonhouse.ca
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Eldon House

Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia Harris. ***During COVID-19 the interior of Eldon House will be open by appointment only during the listed hours. Our summer tea program is unavailable in 2020.

Reviewed By hrhmed - Toronto, Canada

we visited this house and what a surprise! I love history and this house delivers. furnitures, decor, kitchen, wallpaper, bedroom and the guides are very informative that even my son who hates sightseeing got interested with the house history and ask a lot of questions.... they have construction but you can still go inside the house. They also have high tea with staff dressed in old servants uniform... Highly recommend to visit and admission is donation to hep with the upkeep of this house.

2. Banting House National Historic Site

442 Adelaide St N, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 Canada +1 519-673-1752 [email protected] http://bantinghousenhsc.wordpress.com
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Banting House National Historic Site

Reviewed By explorer044 - Montreal, Canada

Dr. Banting's achievement, the discovery of insulin, is highlighted in this home/museum The guide that accompanied us, a Masters history student, was exceptionally well informed and made the history of the development of insulin and Dr. Banting's life history come alive This historical landmark should be better promoted

258 Dundas St, London, Ontario N6A 1H3 Canada +1 519-434-5443 [email protected] http://www.jonathons.ca/mainpage.html
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery

157 Carling St, London, Ontario N6A 1H5 Canada +1 519-439-0451 [email protected] http://www.gibsongallery.com/
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Michael Gibson Gallery

Established in 1984, Michael Gibson Gallery has earned a nation-wide reputation specializing in selling / buying contemporary Canadian, historical and international art. The gallery promotes the artwork of the very best emerging and established regional and national artists.

5. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

701 Oxford St E N5Y 4T7, London, Ontario N5Y 4T7 Canada +1 519-660-5275 [email protected] http://www.thercrmuseum.ca
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

Reviewed By Adriaanv49

A long time ago I visited the RCR museum only to find some uniforms and medals. What a pleasant surprise to see how much displays have improved. I think every class in London and area should visit this museum to get an idea of what the veterans have done for us.

6. The Secrets of Radar Museum

930 Western Counties Rd West side of building., London, Ontario N5V 3Z9 Canada +1 519-691-5922 [email protected] http://secretsofradar.com
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Secrets of Radar Museum

At The Secrets of Radar Museum we ask you to imagine keeping a secret for 50 years. Could you do it? Thousands of Canadian men and women who served in radar during World War II did just that. They took their oath of secrecy to heart, keeping the truth from family and friends, many taking their service history to the grave before the Official Secrets Act expired in 1991. They were radar mechanics, operators, teachers, trainers, physicists, and researchers. Their actions, deeds, and experiences went unknown and unrecorded when many of the most important histories of WWII were being written. The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves their history through physical exhibits, a substantial research archive, and oral histories recounted by the veterans themselves. Their legacy informs the radar history of the Cold War, which we also explore in displays and online. Radar is a ubiquitous part of our modern lives, so pervasive that most of the time we aren't even aware of it. We exist to remind you that regular men and women, just like you and me, affected not just the outcome of WWII, but the technological and scientific trajectory of the 20th century. We are the only museum of this kind in Canada.

7. Jet Aircraft Museum

2465 Aviation Lane, London, Ontario N5V 3Z9 Canada +1 519-453-7000 [email protected] http://www.jetaircraftmuseum.ca/
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Jet Aircraft Museum

A small museum with a collection of military training jets undergoing restoration to flying status. "Thrill of a Lifetime" jet rides available by appointment. Flight Simulator Room for "Children of ages 10 and up". Admission is by donation. Donations are gratefully received to help us "Keep Them Flying". Gift Shop purchases also assist us in our mission. Venue available for receptions, birthday parties, etc.

Reviewed By trvlwrldgrl - London, Canada

I was in awe at how interesting this museum is. I brought my four-year old son one week day morning because he's interested in airplanes. My son absolutely LOVED it! He investigated every piece of equipment, spare part, uniform, model, picture, etc. that there was in the place. We had a wonderful volunteer tour guide named Jim who made the experience truly memorable. I personally had little to no interest in jet aircraft before visiting the museum, but Jim made it so fascinating! He knows so much history from the Cold War and WWII, along with so much knowledge about jet aircraft. It was hard to tell who was more excited: my son or Jim! We spent just over two hours here, which seemed a lot longer than the other visitors who seemed to come in and walk around and then leave within 15 minutes. My son was so excited to sit in the various jets that he insisted on sitting in each one twice. We also got lucky to see a test fighter jet taxi back to its hangar, which was quite the experience. Let's just say it was very hot + loud! I've been spreading the word to my children's grandparents about this place, so I'm sure we'll be back again for more visits in the future!

8. The Arts Project

203 Dundas St, London, Ontario N6A 1G4 Canada +1 519-642-2767 http://www.artsproject.ca
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4.0 based on 22 reviews

The Arts Project

9. 1st Hussars Museum

1 Dundas Street, London, Ontario Canada
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4.0 based on 11 reviews

1st Hussars Museum

10. London Children's Museum

21 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, Ontario N6J 4G5 Canada +1 519-434-5726 [email protected] http://www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca/
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3.5 based on 187 reviews

London Children's Museum

The London Children’s Museum provides children and their grown-ups with extraordinary hands-on learning experiences in a distinctly child-centred environment. Part of the London community for 40 years, the Children’s Museum is where more than 80,000 children and their families visit each year to dream and play, and gather to learn and grow. Exhibits and stimulating learning experiences allow children to explore history and heritage, investigate the complexities of science and social relationships, and celebrate the beauty in art and culture. The Children’s Museum helps children indulge their curiosity and play their way to a life of innovation and creative discovery. Charitable Registration No. 10808 7263 RR0001

Reviewed By B4655EFjenp

I have a 3 yr old and 1 yr old and they really enjoyed themselves! We spent 3 hours and still hadn't gone through the entire museum. Just take a backpack along to carry your essential things and pack a lunch. They have a great area to eat complete with a microwave.

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