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September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Doors Open London (DOL) is the city of London’s largest collective celebration of history, heritage and culture. In its 16th year, DOL is one of the longest running community celebrations in Ontario.

This year's theme is London: Unconventional. Unbelievable. Unforgettable. This theme is a way for partnering sites and organizations to highlight activities and ideas that the public might not normally be exposed to. From offering behind-the-scenes tours, to piloting a new program or activity, to trying a wild idea for the first time, DOL offers programming that will give visitors an opportunity to participate and experience out of-the-box ideas that will create unconventional, unbelievable and unforgettable experiences!

This unique two-day heritage event opens up spaces throughout London – free of charge – for local residents and visitors to engage with. It is a weekend designed to encourage local residents and visitors to explore, ask questions and reflect as they visit a variety of organizations and venues throughout the city. This vibrant program supports the local heritage community and builds civic pride.
London is nestled in the heart of southwest Ontario near the forks of the Thames River, and is home to the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. London put down its creative roots early and, over the years, has nurtured a cultural heart and soul that has produced some great Canadian talent in both the visual and performing arts.

From Museum London to the main stage of The Grand Theatre, from the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum and the London Regional Children’s Museum to Banting House National Historic Site and Fanshawe Pioneer Village, culture thrives in nearly every corner of the city.

Doors Open London will provide an opportunity for all Londoners and visitors to access, discover, celebrate and learn through the many tours in museums, art galleries, theatres and other cultural hubs in London over this two-day weekend event.

Note: London Heritage Council, which spearheads and coordinates Doors Open London activities, does not directly recruit volunteers for this event weekend.

For volunteering opportunities, please contact participating sites/organizations directly.

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1st Hussars Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m

Explore the fascinating events, people and artifacts from this regiment’s history. 1st Hussars cadets will be dressed in uniforms from various periods of our history, and they will tell you about the life of the individual that they are portraying. Interact with the 1st Hussars Cavalry Troop and members of the regiment, and learn about serving in the militia.

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427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See more than 100 models of various aircrafts as well as photographs portraying aviation history and the 1948 Olympic Gold Medal-winning Royal Canadian Air Force hockey team. Learn about the history of the London airport and its early flights. Enjoy self-operated computer flight simulators for children and adults. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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A. Chisholm Building Hassan Law

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
142 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-4442
Year built: Early 1860s
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Explore the Hassan Law collection of paintings and prints, including works by Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, Tom Benner and more. See the building’s award-winning heritage restoration and ongoing restoration of the mezzanine, and discover historical gems discovered during restoration, including a bag holding a bottle of whisky, love letters and the city’s first public clock. Enjoy live music and refreshments!

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Aeolian Hall

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
795 Dundas Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-7950
Year built: 1883-84
Architect: August Durand
Building type: Theatre
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and experience the unique ambiance of one of Canada's top acoustic halls. Aeolian Hall is the former Town Hall of East London. Tour this captivating space, which is filled with history. Join us for special community-driven performances throughout the day. From classical to rock to world music, there will be a musical performance for everyone.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1391 Sandford Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1470, ext. 206
Year built: 1895; 1988
Architect: William Pack (original farm house); Norbert J. Schuller & Reich & Petch Architects
Building type: Green building
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and enjoy tours and presentations to learn how modern innovations in science and biotechnology are being used today. After you have filled your brain with science, join us for an afternoon barbecue. Take a wagon ride around the farm to learn more about our history. Be sure to stop by the Family Zone for some kid-friendly fun.

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Attic Books

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
240 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-7277
Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; guided tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

Attic Books is one of Canada’s largest antiquarian bookshops with an entire floor devoted to rare and out-of-print books. Experience history as guides take you through this beautiful local landmark, explaining the history of its growth. Come and see a bookbinding demonstration, and view a history exhibit. There will also be a colouring activity table for kids and adults.

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Bands 150 Festival

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
580 Clarence Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-859-1024
Building type: Theatre
Saturday: 1 to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.

The Bands 150 Festival will give Londoners the opportunity to experience live music played by 300 local musicians in 14 bands at the Victoria Park bandshell. Enjoy musical genres including concert band, brass band, swing band, jazz band and Dixieland band. All musicians are volunteering their time to provide the audience with an enjoyable and educational experience in the park.

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Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Year built: 1900
Style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Museum Hack Tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

See the bedroom where Banting conceived his idea that led to the discovery of insulin. View exhibits devoted to Banting’s art and his service in both World Wars. Enjoy a self-guided tour with commentary from guides or join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.

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Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
442 William Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-0222
Year built: 1873
Architect: Henry Langley (Toronto); General Contractors: John Wright and James Durand
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bishop Cronyn Memorial Place is the new home of the El Sistema Aeolian program and features stunning Gothic revival architecture and intricate woodwork. Take a tour of the church, chapel and classrooms. Learn about the history of one of the oldest churches in London. Partake in the activities of “a day in the life of El Sistema Aeolian children musicians.”

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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Brick Street Cemetery

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-657-1964
Year built: c. 1813
Landscape type: Natural heritage
Building type: Cemetery
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This heritage site served the earliest pioneer families of Westminster Township and is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. Visitors will learn about the earliest European settlers in Westminster Township through self-guided or guided tours. View the restorations of the site’s historical stones. Genealogists will be on hand to answer questions. Children can enjoy a scavenger hunt.

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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
267 Dundas Street
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-488-2003
Year built: 1928
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stand amid the laureate portrait gallery and watch a video or read about over 100 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care. Explore fascinating exhibits featuring ground-breaking medical discoveries. Activities for kids include puzzles that highlight the importance of teamwork and scavenger hunts. Self-guided tour books are available, and there are also mini guided tours.

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CBC London

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
251 Dundas Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-667-1990
Year built: 1980s
Architect: Nicholson Sheffield
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During Doors Open, the CBC will offer visitors an in-station digital activation using Facebook Live. They will also provide tours of the new studios and give visitors a chance to record an audio or video clip that will be used on CBC.ca or the radio! Enjoy a meet-and-greet with hosts of the morning and afternoon shows!

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Eldon House

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
481 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5169
Year built: 1834
Style: Georgian
Building type: Historic landmark, Museum
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; garden tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. each day

During Doors Open London, take a self-guided tour of London’s oldest remaining residence. Eldon House has been virtually unchanged since the last century. Explore family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures from the Harris family. Staff members will be on hand to answer your questions. Tour the beautiful 19th-century-style gardens and enjoy traditional games on the historical lawns.

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Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
17 1/2 Edward Street (Wortley Village)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-5695
Year built: 1911
Sunday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

This club is often referred to as the "hidden gem of Wortley Village." Come and learn about the club’s history through a tactile exhibit. A knowledgeable club member will give an overview of the game and hold a Q-and-A. Then, go outside and try the sport of lawn bowling yourself, with a member coach to give you helpful tips!

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Fanshawe Pioneer Village

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1424 Clarke Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Landscape type: Landscape
Style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Museum Hack Tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

On Saturday, experience some of the forgotten outdoor games of the past. On Sunday, get in on some indoor games action as Fanshawe Pioneer Village partners with the Cardboard Café to host modern board games. On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.

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First-St. Andrew's United Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
350 Queens Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-679-8182
Year built: 1869
Style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Gothic revival church has stood at the corner of Queens Avenue and Waterloo Street in the heart of London since 1869. Take a guided tour and learn about the rich heritage of this historical building. Enjoy musical performances on the magnificent Casavant organ from St. Hyacinth, Quebec. Bring the kids to make some fun arts and crafts.

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Floss and Tann's Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
255 Dufferin Avenue (west side parking lot)
London, Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step out of the everyday and into the immersive world of the Mental Floss Sideshow! Join explorers Professor Archibald Floss and Doctor Charlotte Tann on a tantalizing tour of sights rarely seen, and hear the tallest of tales garnered from their travels to the five corners of the globe! See it to believe it, or believe it to see it!

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Grosvenor Lodge

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1017 Western Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
Year built: 1853
Architect: Samuel and Ann Peters
Style: Gothic revival
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year at Grosvenor Lodge during Doors Open, the Ontario 150 Country Arts and Crafts Fair will host local artisans. Come and enjoy live music, tasty food, refreshing drinks and various activities. Experience fully guided tours of Grosvenor Lodge and learn about one of London’s oldest buildings. Check out their kid-friendly activities, including a Heritage Hunt through the grounds.

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Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour

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525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-282-8348
Saturday: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Join an exciting walking tour and learn the stories behind the tree carvings on Hamilton Road. Tours will begin at 9 a.m. and last 40 minutes, with new tours starting on each hour. Come and see these beautiful tree carvings, including the Trafalgar Bear, the Baptist Church Deer Family, the Crouch Library Honey Bear, the Accutax squirrel and more!

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HMCS Prevost

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
19 Becher Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5296
Year built: 1953
Building type: Attraction, Historic landmark, Military, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will be allowed access to the Naval Reserve Division in London, HMCS Prevost. Small group tours will be available throughout the day. Enjoy learning about the history of this reserve. Be sure to visit HMCS Prevost Naval Memorial Park and view the nationally recognized Battle of the Atlantic Memorial and the deck gun from HMCS Fraser

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Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1151 Richmond Street (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
London, Ontario
Year built: 1939
Saturday only: 2 to 10 p.m.

During the day, safely look at the sun through a solar telescope and view sunspots and prominences on the surface. Take a basement-to-dome tour of the observatory, including the period room (a replica of observatory director H.R. Kingston’s office), artifacts from the early days of the observatory and special Canada 150 exhibits. Public stargazing is available starting at 7 p.m.

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Innovation Works London

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
201 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-884-9059
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Leave your mark with an interactive mural! Visit co-tenant corner to find information on what Innovation Works does and its impact. Learn about what happens within these walls with tours of the building! Also, experience the Ontario Heritage Trust’s travelling roadshow called MyOntario, engaging visitors in a discussion around place, community and commemorations of Ontario 150.

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Jet Aircraft Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2465 Aviation Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-453-7000
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During Doors Open, join the spectacular “Jet Blast” – a fly day when they take museum jets and visiting jets out flying. Explore Cold War exhibits and classic Canadian and British jets. Test your flying skills on one of their flight simulators. You also have the chance to sponsor one of the jets and go for a flight to remember!

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John P. Metras Sports Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
100 Alumni Hall, 1151 Richmond Street (Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2111, ext. 88854
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: Noon to 6 p.m.

Discover the fascinating history of sports at Western and view their special collection of artifacts and memorabilia, some of which will be displayed especially for Doors Open. Artifacts include leather football helmets, vintage uniforms and rare photographs. You can also take a guided tour with the curator.

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L'Arche London

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
4448 Colonel Talbot Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-652-9778, ext. 222
Year built: 2017
Architect: A+ Link Architecture Inc
Style: Art moderne
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

During Doors Open, partake of many activities! Create a mosaic or another piece of art, join a drumming circle or an adaptive cooking class, and/or perform with their Music Club. Enjoy guided tours of the new Gathering Place and learn about the site’s day programs. Come and see the gifts that people with disabilities have to offer our community!

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London Children's Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-5726
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Museum Hack Tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Explore various exhibits and experience The Art of Science. Step into a place of discovery as you unveil a world of creativity through scientific experimentation. Conduct experiments and watch children create beautiful masterpieces! On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a whole new light.

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London Clay Art Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
664 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-1664
Year built: opened 1896
Style: Victorian
Saturday: Noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour that reveals the rich history of this late-Victorian building, the story of the London Potters Guild and the processes involved in making pottery. The focus will be on the Mosaic Project – a gigantic tile mural designed and created of clay for Canada’s 150 celebration, on the exterior east wall. Enjoy a special hands-on clay activity.

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London Community Woodshop

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
195 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-667-7795, ext. 225
Year built: 1950s
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit London’s only community woodshop and see woodworking in action! Children can participate in hands-on activities and learn about wood grains, how different kinds of wood are used and tool safety. Local artisans will also be onsite, selling their one-of-a-kind creations! Then, go next door to the Pathways Building and see a table being set with a forklift!

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London Convention Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
300 York Street, 2nd floor ballroom
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-930-2140
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; workshops at 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. both days

During Doors Open, the Great Canadian Roadshow will offer free evaluations of antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, coins, paper money and much more – matching items with collectors for selling, where possible. There will also be items on display for sale. Attend a workshop and learn how to position yourself effectively to maximize your profit at markets, second-hand stores and garage sales.

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London Fire Station No. 4

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
807 Colborne Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4565
Year built: 1909
Architect: Arthur E. Nutter
Style: Italianate
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a guided tour with a retired fire officer and a tour of Engine No. 4 led by members of the in-service crew – when they are not responding to alarms. Learn about fire safety, and bring the kids for free colouring books and stickers. Firefighters will even slide down the fire pole!

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London Life Insurance Company

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
255 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-435-4268
Building type: Commercial, Historic landmark
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Life is proud to present Neighbourhood Stories: The St. George-Grosvenor and Piccadilly Neighbourhoods. See video interviews of people who live in the area as they share their own stories and stories of their neighbourhood. This exhibit in the London Life Auditorium will also take you inside some beautiful Victorian homes and explore their rich – and largely undocumented – history.

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London Model Railroad Group Inc.

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
69 Holborn Avenue
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-1491
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The London Model Railroad is the largest operating O-scale railroad club in Canada, showcasing scale model equipment that shows railroads from the age of steam to the present in a layout that represents a fictitious railroad that runs through Canada. Also on display will be hand-built replica circus trains and a model of the old London Canadian Pacific Railway station.

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London Muslim Mosque

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
151 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-9451
Year built: Original building, 1957; expansion, 2010
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy, an art form based on the Arabic script with flowing arabesque and geometric design. Decorate your hands with an artistic henna tattoo and learn how to wrap a hijab. Enjoy an engaging and educational tour of the mosque through the prayer halls and library. Food and refreshments will be available!

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London Police Service Headquarters

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5670
Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The London Police Service is celebrating 162 years of policing in London, Ontario. Come and explore the headquarters where members of the London Police Service will provide a guided tour for those who attend. Come and read about the men who wore badge #13. If you are lucky, you will have a chance to meet Caesar, their K9 mascot.

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Museum London

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Museum Hack Tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Come to Museum London and discover surprises pulled from their historical collections. Explore exhibitions and refuel at the Rhino Café for lunch or specialty sweets. Shop for art in the Muse Shop. On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.

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Museum of Ontario Archaeology

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy the annual Harvest Festival and Powwow – a celebration of Indigenous art, music and culture. Visitors can experience a traditional Indigenous powwow, which will take place next to the museum in a 500-year-old village where Iroquois people once lived. Visitors can also enjoy cultural workshops and demonstrations, shop for handcrafted items and taste traditional foods.

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Mystery Escape Rooms

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
388 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-601-8989
Year built: 1855
Style: Renaissance revival
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Visitors to the Mystery Escape Rooms will be transported through the history of 388 Richmond Street through an interactive, puzzle-based activity. Groups will get a hands-on experience that is both fun and educational. Solve puzzles that will lead you through a timeline of 388 Richmond Street from its creation to the present day!

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Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
701 Oxford Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5102
Year built: 1886-88
Architect: Henry James
Style: Italianate
Building type: Military, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Museum Hack Tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

During Doors Open, discover the history of the Royal Canadian Regiment, experience military life or explore Wolseley Barracks. Enjoy hands-on activities featuring military vehicles and weapons, or try their new Vimy battle virtual reality simulator! On both days, join international museum innovators “Museum Hack” for a one-of-a-kind museum tour that will make you see the museum in a new light.

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St. John Ambulance

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
741 King Street
London, Ontario
Year built: 1981
Architect: Breivik Scorgie
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Established in 1883 in Quebec City, St. John Ambulance was the first organization to teach first aid in Canada. Now a national organization with branches from coast-to-coast, it has a proud tradition of volunteer work in our communities. Explore the Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group exhibit with digital recordings of historical sites, documents and artifacts related to Canadian history.

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Western Archives

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
1151 Richmond Street (D.B. Weldon Library, Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4046
Year built: 2003
Architect: Randy Wilson
Building type: Commercial, Library
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

View the displays in the John A. Schweitzer Gallery and tour the reading room, high-density storage module, and rare book room. Holdings include plans for the Labatt Brewery, medieval manuscripts, rare photographs of London and Western's campus, and first editions of publications (from Darwin's On the Origin of Species to Star Trek comics) – all of which will be on display.