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Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House) Doors Open Hamilton

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House)

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, located in the Hamilton Custom House, is one of the oldest remaining federal public buildings in Canada. The Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people. In the Main Gallery, enjoy an immersive audio installation about women firefighters, some of whom will be available to answer questions.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

51 Stuart Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-3003


Year built: 1858-60; restoration: 1995-96
Architect: F.J. Rastrick and F.P. Rubridge
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House) 51 Stuart Street