Learn Local: Museums Near You in Belleville

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Living Livita
May 21, 2022
Museums Near Belleville

There are many great things about being part of a retirement community in Belleville. One is being able to pursue your many passions and interests. This is especially true of communities that have robust leisure and recreation programs like Livita Bridge Street.

Active seniors in our retirement home in Belleville are passionate about learning. As such, we always come up with various learning opportunities for our residents. An activity we love adding to our list is visiting different museums in Belleville, ON.

A Meaningful Way to Learn While at Independent Living in Belleville

Fortunately, there isn’t a shortage of museums that residents can visit in our area. There is a lot to learn about the history of the city and our community.

Another great thing about our retirement home in Belleville? Some of these museums are just a few minutes' walk from our residence! Here are some of the top museums on our list.

Glanmore National Historic Site

This national historic site aims to connect the community and its heritage. In the grand interior, you’ll see beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Each of the rooms is restored to show what everyday life looked like when the original residents lived there.

The museum regularly features exhibits that feature local history or topics of community interest. Guided and self-guided tours are available all year round.

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

This is a military museum housed in the Belleville Armouries, just a 2-minute walk from Livita Bridge Street. It showcases the area’s military heritage, specifically the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment.

Here you’ll see how the Regiment dressed, as well as their weapons, military equipment, and customs. You’ll also learn about the history of the Regiment, its role in different wars, and its effect on different counties in the region.

Belleville Scout-Guide Museum

The Scout-Guide Museum started as a private museum. Now, it has grown into one of the largest collections of Scout-Guide memorabilia. Here, you’ll find over 40,000 items associated with boy scouts and/or girl guides.

Tours at this Belleville, ON museum are free and by appointment only.

National Air Force Museum of Canada

The National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving the history of Canadian military aviation. It has over 75,000 square feet of display space in a 16-acre airpark. The museum holds over 3,500 artifacts and memorabilia depicting major historical events.

It has over 35 aircrafts on-site for you to see and experience. Also, learn about the amazing stories of our Canadian air force personnel and their contributions to the country.

The Right Retirement Community for You

Are you looking for a retirement community that will let you thrive? Livita Bridge Street has a lot to offer beyond top-notch amenities and services. We believe that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle. We put value in letting the residents of our independent living in Belleville live a life of vitality.

Discover the many programs and activities we have in store for our active seniors. Ask us about our community, retirement home pricing, and more by giving us a call today.

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