Mobile Apps


Transformation of the Kingston General Hospital, 1835-1914

Whether you use this app to guide you on a walking tour of the hospital grounds or to research history from the comfort of your home, you will be fascinated by the monumental changes that occurred in health care in this era.

Discover the history of hospital development in the 19th and early 20th centuries by exploring the expansion of Kingston General Hospital.  Follow the Hospital’s growth from inception in 1835 to multi-wing complex in 1914, learning about changes in medical understanding, surgical practice, nursing, and hospital organization along the way.  Experience the evolution of medical care through archival images, artefacts, and audiovisual recreations and test your understanding in the game section.


To download for free, search for "museum of health care" in the iPhone Apps section of the App Store or on Google Play (TM). Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later), as well as Android 2.2 and up. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


Nursing in Kingston: A history of caring

Note: This app will no longer be available after May 4, 2017, although existing downloads will continue to function.  Download it for free while you can!

Experience the evolution of professional nursing through the windows of six 19th- and 20th- century Kingston (Canada) landmarks. A rich selection of photographs, artefacts, audiovisual re-creations and a multiple choice game enable you to explore the development of hospital training and the demands and responsibilities of private duty nursing, public health nursing, and the modern nurse.


To download for free, search for "museum of health care" in the iPhone Apps section of the App Store. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 6.0 or later). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

For feedback or questions about using and downloading the app, please contact us at 613-548-2419 or [email protected]

This project was funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


A special thanks to Program Sponsor CFRC 101.9 FM.


Mobile App Launch & Lecture

On September 19, 2013, the Museum hosted an evening of celebration to launch its first mobile app. The evening included a lecture by local architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry, who delivered a lecture on selected architectural aspects at the hospital, as it responded to changing needs. Dr. Jane Errington of Queen’s University delivered opening remarks. Museum Curator Dr. Pamela Peacock and Museum founder Dr. James Low provided insights about the app. Q&A and refreshments followed.

Click here to view photos & highlights from this event.