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Waterloo Region Museum has two galleries. A main gallery that tells the story of Waterloo Region and a feature gallery that showcases changing local and travelling exhibits from around the world.

Shipwreck photo

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure
Open Daily to April 30

First time in Canada! The SHIPWRECK! Pirates and Treasure exhibit in our feature gallery contains hundreds of authentic shipwreck artifacts collected from beneath the surface of the ocean.

This interactive exhibit features activities that immerse visitors with the lore, legends, and facts of pirates of the Caribbean, Barbary Corsairs, Privateers and Buccaneers.

This exhibit was created by Odyssey Marine Exploration.

long-term gallery photo What Makes Us Who We Are?

Our main exhibit gallery traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from First Nation's peoples, to European settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. Visitors will discover the reasons why people from around the world have immigrated to this region of Canada - whether they came for love, education, a better life, a new job or to find freedom.