Explore and Experience

Sometimes referred to as Canada’s museum capital, Kingston is home to an incredible 30+ museums, galleries, and historic sites. Several have fascinating online collections, exhibits, and activities that make spending time at home a little easier and a little more educational.

City of Kingston Civic Artifact Collection

Did you know there are thousands of artifacts that are a part of the City of Kingston’s Civic Collection and are online and searchable at KingstonCivicCollection.ca? It highlights a unique collection of archival, archaeological, historical and artistic pieces that explain and share the history of our own community.

The Bader Gallery at Kingston's Agnes Etherington Art Gallery

Digital Agnes

Research initiatives, virtual exhibitions, digital publications, and interactive online experiences.  

Kingston City Hall virtual tour

Learn more about Kingston City Hall’s fascinating history, beautiful architecture – and about the intriguing people, events and stories associated with this national historic site.

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

The Museum of Heal Care offers online exhibits and activities for kids and families.

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Military Electronics and Communications Museums

The Military Communications and Electronics Museum has a wide array of virtual exhibits and online presentations.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Enjoy access to thousands of free e-books for all ages. No library card required.  

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The Original Hockey Hall of Fame: Great Kingston Hockey Stories 

At the Original Hockey Hall of Fame, we’ve been busy compiling some of the fascinating stories about Kingston hockey greats.


PumpHouse “Out of the Vault”

The City of Kingston has an extensive collection of locally, provincially, and nationally significant Canadian Art, many of which were donated by the former Art Collection Society of Kingston in 1988. A selection has been brought ‘out of the vault’ and made available online. 


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Frontenac County Schools Museum

The Frontenac County Schools Museum provides free downloadable guidelines on crafts, games and outdoor activities that can be done at home – all in nineteenth century style.



Bellevue House Virtual Tour

This tour will let you move around the Bellevue House in your browser with the click of a button, at any speed you want. Take your time to go through the rooms, and stop to read the points of interest all over the house!


Marine Museum

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

We offer a variety of activities for youth to explore the museum’s educational content from home. Perfect for learning from home or entertainment on a rainy day! Children will have the opportunity to learn and explore the environmental, economic, and social histories of the Great Lakes in fun, interactive ways.

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Murney Tower Virtual Tour

Built in 1846 as part of the defensive Martello tower fortifications of Kingston, Murney Tower has three floors displaying a collection of military and domestic artifacts of 19th-century Kingston. Experience the tower through this virtual tour, which features 360 degree views and fascinating information about the site in both French and English.