From the city’s incredible food and arts scene to its rich history, Hamilton is home to many exciting places to see, visit, and discover.
This month, the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Public Library have come together to make exploring the city’s history more accessible. Starting today (February 18), entry into Hamilton’s Civic museums will be free when guests show their Hamilton Public Library (HPL) card.
Hamilton Public Library, the City’s museums, and Hamilton City Council all share the same vision of Hamilton being one of the best places in Ontario to raise a family and age successfully. This program was created to give all individuals who live, work, or study in Hamilton the opportunity to get out, meet new people, and explore what makes Hamilton so special.
The museums included in the partnership program include: Battlefield House Museum and Park, Dundurn National Historic Site, Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, Griffin House Museum, Hamilton Children’s Museum, Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, and Whitehern Historic House and Garden.
To gain access to the museums, one must have a Library Card. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t used your card in years or you have overdue fees — as long as you have a card you are free to enter. Each member of your party needs their own Library Card, and it must either be a physical or e-Library Card.
If you or someone in your family doesn’t have a Library Card, you can visit any Library branch to register for a card at no charge.
The Museum Library partnership is initially a one-year pilot program. If the program is a huge success, it’ll likely continue into the future so get out there and explore some of our city’s finest attractions!
What do you think about the Museum Library partnership? Will you be visiting any of these museums? Let us know in the comments.
HPL Fox graphic courtesy of Hamilton Public Library