About Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum & Archives
The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying of military artifacts, pictures, books, documents etc. of Western Canada’s oldest Infantry Regiment.
This is the official museum of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment and an accredited Canadian Armed Forces museum.
What to Do at Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum & Archives?
Discover the story of Western Canada’s oldest infantry regiment. Follow a scavenger hunt for unique artefacts that shed a new perspective on history. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience that allows you to kit up as a solider through various eras. Handle actual historical weapons.
Please note that the Museum is age appropriate for visitors 12 years of age and older.
Self-guided tours. The Museum collection is designed so that you can walk through a chronological portrayal of the Regiment’s history at your own pace.
Guided tours. You can also take a guided tour. We’ll walk you through the Museum and the displays around the Minto Armouries, which is an incredibly interesting building itself. To help us prepare for the tour, contact us in advance to let us know when you would like the tour and for how many people.
When to visit Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum & Archives?
Thursday | Noon – 8:00 PM
Sundays | TBA
… and by appointment for other days/time (just e-mail us to make arrangements for tours)
Time required to visit:
1 hr, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum & Archives?
No admission fees.
Donations are welcome.
How to get to Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum & Archives?
Address and directions
The Main Gallery is in Room 208 on the second floor of Minto Armoury. The library and archives are located in room 109 on the main parade square of Minto Armoury.
969 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0J7
Lat: 49.890413 Lon: -97.178761
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Neighbourhood: St. Matthews
Parking is available at the Armoury and on the streets surrounding the Armoury.
What about accessibility?
Partially Wheel chair Accessible – Wheelchair to second floor