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Best History Museums in Toronto

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Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of Judaica art in North America. It was founded in 1965, and has since collected artifacts relating to Jewish culture. Today, the museum houses Torah ornaments, Hanukah lamps and many other articles of interest. Tours of the museum are available, and cultural activities also take place in the museum from time to time.

Royal Ontario Museum incorporates a unique mix of galleries that showcase art, archaeological objects and scientific specimens. The museum, which sees more than a million visitors annually, houses a collection of over six million objects on three floors. This is the only place in Toronto where you can enjoy unravelling the mysteries of the Egyptian mummies, watch and hear an active beehive and view inspiring artwork from many different countries. When you leave, you take along memories of a unique experience.

Located on the Don River, this was one of the first villages inhabited by 19th-century English settlers who had emigrated from a town with the same name. This open-air museum is now the site of two authentic Confederation homes, as well as a former brewery. You can also visit the old Don Train Station, which once serviced both the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railroads. The spacious greenery and picturesque view makes it the perfect location for a picnic.

Located in the atrium of Toronto Police headquarters, this 278 square meter (3,000-square foot) museum stands as a tribute to the men and women who risk their lives to protect the community. Educational interactive displays within this space allow visitors to grasp the importance of trust and understanding between the city's citizens and the police force. On display are historic vehicles, past and present uniforms, badges, weapons and facts about infamous cases. The Toronto Police museum theater also features videos of police operations.

The Redpath Sugar Museum presents a collection of memorabilia from the Canadian sugar industry and the Red path family. This unique museum screens films and videos about sugar and the sugar industry. Special guided tours are offered for school children as well.

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