The Niagara Military Museum seeks to enrich the lives of Niagara residents, students and visitors by sharing the experiences of regionally-based individuals in the Canadian military (air, land and sea) emphasizing service in the 20th century.
Housed in the historic Niagara Falls Armoury (1911-1999), the Museum fulfills its mission by preserving the Armoury for guided public tours, by collecting and exhibiting artefacts, and by communicating stories of Canada’s military heritage.
TRY OUR NIAGARA ARMOURY ESCAPE GAMES
The Escape Rooms:
Niagara Military Museum’s 106 year old basement has converted into three escape rooms. Players not only form groups to try to find the necessary clues to escape but experience the “stealth history” of the Armoury from days gone by.
A WANDERER’S TREASON:
On Feb. 1, 1917, George Heinovitch, an Austrian national, was arrested by the R.C.M.P. at Windsor, deemed a threat as an enemy agent, was brought to the detention barracks of the Niagara Armoury to be held until trial. On the early hours of March 23, 1917, George escaped out the back door of the Armoury. After the Heinovitch escape, a Court of Inquiry was held the next day and Provost Sergeant Chambers was demoted to Corporal.
TIL DEATH DO US PART:
Niagara Falls Armoury has a long and proud tradition of serving the area. It has acted as a training centre through both World Wars and Korea, and has supported reserve army units that have sent soldiers to all conflicts since its inception. B Troop, 56th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, and D Company, Lincoln & Welland Regiment proudly called this beautiful armoury home until 1999. This well-known community landmark was also host to many community weddings and events. The story continues in the 1950s Cold War at a wedding reception.
DRUNK & DISORDERLY:
During WWI, the Armoury was home to the Welland Canal Force and was a detention barracks for troops of the WCF and of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) that were being trained at Niagara Camp (disciplinary offences were mainly for being drunk and disorderly).
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Now Through December 31