About Winnipeg Railway Museum
Operated by volunteers from The Midwestern Rail Association Inc. a non-profit charity, the museum has approximately 37,500 square feet filled with railway artifacts, many more.
What to Do at Winnipeg Railway Museum?
Dedicated to the preservation of Manitoba’s rail heritage, the museum has lots of information including charts, photos, artifacts, and displays. View the first steam locomotive on the Canadian Prairies, The Countess of Dufferin. Continue on and view an early-generation diesel locomotive just like the ones still used today. Explore the history of CN, CP, Hudson Bay and City of Winnipeg railways and the history of Women in Railroading. View a large HO model project under construction.
There are 2 tracks filled from end to end of the museum which are both 750 feet in length. Tracks 1 & 2 which both contain actual trains and equipment. Then there are platforms 1 & 2 which are both filled with displays, artifacts and railway related vehicles, trucks, fire trucks from both railways.
Time required to visit:
1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest
When to visit Winnipeg Railway Museum?
Winter | Monday & Thursday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday & Sunday | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday – Saturday | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Summer | April – October & December | Daily | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
How much will it cost to visit Winnipeg Railway Museum?
Admission: Adults : $7, Seniors & Students: $6, Children (3-15): $5, Children under 3 are Free (when accompanied by an adult), Family ( 2 adults & 3 Children): $20
How to get tickets?
At the Door
The Museum offers tours designed for all ages
How to get to Winnipeg Railway Museum?
Address: Located on tracks 1 and 2 in the Via Rail Union Station, Box 48 123 Main Street, Winnipeg
Lat: 49.8890022, Lon: -97.1364705
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Parking: Park at the Forks or on Main Street.
Public Transit: Accessible via Winnipeg Transit and Via Rail.
What about amenities and accessibility?
Not wheelchair accessible
The Gift shop is home to over 400 pre-owned HO box, tank, hopper, flat cars and Passenger cars. Also has pre-owned locomotives from various lines and a selection of buildings & building kits. Gift Shop carries a variety of souvenirs and memorabilias.