Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location
Wheelchair parking is available near the front door of the Waterloo Region Museum.
Main Entrance
There are no steps at the museum's main entrance.
Accessible Entrance
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2P 2R7

Café / Restaurant
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available
All terrain wheelchairs are available at the main entrance. Wheelchair skis are available at the main entrance.
Accessible Restrooms
All restrooms are accessible
Family/Unisex Restroom
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location
A family/unisex restroom that is wheelchair accessible is available in the Waterloo Region Museum.
Segways Allowed
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
throughout the museum
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information
The Waterloo Region Museum is a campus of museum facilities including:

- the Waterloo Region Museum with interactive exhibits on the history and development of Waterloo Region
- Doon Heritage Village - a 20 building living history village and two farms, interpreting rural Waterloo Region in 1914
- a Regional Hall of Fame recognizing individuals and groups for their accomplishments
- and supporting artifact storage and preservation facilities.

All these facilities are located together within easy walking distance of each other on more than 60 acres in Kitchener, Ontario.

Please note that the re-created landscape of Doon Heritage Village presents many accessibility challenges. Dirt roads and steep grades can sometimes make travelling difficult. Many buildings constructed in the 19th century have entrance steps, narrow doorways and other physical barriers. Ramps and inclines improve access to most of our historic buildings.

Please ask for our Guide to Access for visitors with disabilities.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk
Large-print floor plans
Braille/tactile floor plans
Large-print brochures
Large-print exhibition labels
Braille brochures
Portable FM system (headsets and neck loops)/other amplification devices
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits
Doon Heritage Village has many tactile and multisensory exhibits. Exhibits in the Waterloo Region Museum will open in November 2011, and will incorporate many hands-on interactive components.
Audio Exhibits
Waterloo Region Museum (exhibits opening November 2011)
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
Theaters and Auditoriums
FM system
Video Installations
Videos with words have open captioning.
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from
The Waterloo Region Museum reflects the development of Waterloo Region through time, showcasing community growth, prosperity, ingenuity and our connectedness to the world at large. The Waterloo Region Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities. Most of the historic buildings in Doon Heritage Village are also accessible, although our compacted gravel pathways and roadways may pose a barrier for some. All-terrain wheelchairs are available, free of charge, at the admissions desk on a first come, first serve basis. The museum's theatre is equipped with an assistive listening system. The Waterloo Region Museum honours PAL - the Personal Attendant for Leisure card. Please ask for our Guide to Visitors with Disabilities.