Museum Collections & Donations

The Pump House Steam Museum cultivates and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the history and significance of Kingston’s first water pumping station, Kingston’s industrial past and more generally, the role of water as viewed through the lenses of science, culture and history. This is achieved through an active program that includes collection, preserving, exhibiting and educating the public through multidisciplinary methods, to convey the history and use of the historic site and the Pump House Steam Museum’s collection, as well as other topics and resources of general interest to the people of Kingston.

How to Donate an Item to the Museum

Contact the Curator of the museum with your questions or information about items you wish to donate. Please give as full a description as possible about the items you wish to donate including what the items are, what was their function, any background history and who is offering them for donation to the museum.

Please read this Q & A for Donations about artifact donations.

Contact Information for Donating Artifacts

Fax: 613-547-5968

Mail: Pump House Steam Museum
Cultural Services Department
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2Z3

Telephone: 613-544-PUMP (May – December)

E-mail: for further information.

In Person: Front desk of the Pump House Steam Museum (May – December) during opening hours.