Museum & Gallery Passes

The Region of Waterloo Library has partnered with Region of Waterloo Museums and THEMUSEUM to offer patrons Museum & Gallery Passes under the following borrowing guidelines. 

  • Renewable 
  • Holdable
  • Available at all branches
  • Offers regular admission for a family of up to two adults and dependent children for Regional sites, and two adults and up to four children at THEMUSEUM.
  • Valid at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum/Doon Heritage Village, or Schneider Haus; or THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener.
  • A pass is not required for McDougall Cottage, as this location is free to visit.
  • The pass is not valid for ticketed events, workshops or school programs.
  • 3-week loan period (1-week when in high demand)

Place a hold on Museum & Gallery Passes through our catalogue!

Please visit the Region of Waterloo Museums website or THEMUSEUM for more information on events and locations. 

Art Gallery of Hamilton Family Pass

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Gain free admission to the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) as part of a partnership with the Region of Waterloo Library to provide individuals and families with the opportunity to visit the AGH for free.

This pass is generously sponsored by incite Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with The Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Region of Waterloo Library.

All passes can be borrowed for 3 weeks (or 1 week when in high-demand). You must have a library card to borrow a pass. AGH Family passes can be borrowed from any library location and offers admission for up to 4 adults (children and students of any age are always free). The pass is valid for entry during the AGH’s regular operating hours.

Place a hold in our catalogue today!

Frequently asked Questions

What can I see at the Art Gallery of Hamilton with this pass?

This pass will allow you to see all current exhibitions on all floors of the AGH, including temporary or special exhibitions, and the permanent collection. Please note that due to the generous sponsorship of Orlick Industries the 2nd floor galleries are free year-round, you do not need a pass to access these exhibitions. 

How can I find out what exhibitions are currently on at the AGH?

Please visit to learn about current exhibitions. You can also visit the “What’s On” page to learn about upcoming programs, docent tours, and any other program which is free with admission is included with this pass.

Who will the AGH Family Pass admit?

Free admission to the current pass holder for up to 4 adults; children (up to the age of 17) are always free, as are students of any age.

Does this pass give me the same discounts as a membership to the gallery?

No, this pass does not provide discounts to the Shop at AGH or the Horse and Train Bistro. However, if during your visit with the AGH Family Pass you would like to purchase a membership we will offer 10% off any membership level.

Will this pass offer me reciprocal entry at any other Art Galleries or Museums?

No, this pass will only allow you to gain entry at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. 

Can I attend special events at the Gallery with this pass?

This pass will allow entry for exhibition openings, and any free event at the gallery etc. But please remember all are welcome on these days! Special events or workshops with an additional charge above admission are not included in the AGH Family Pass.


If you have any questions regarding the Museums Family Pass, please contact any one of the Region of Waterloo Library branches.


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