Welcome to the Alberta Railway Museum!

We are now closed for the season. We will reopen May 2020.

General Information

Hours and Admission

The museum is open ON SUMMER WEEKENDS ONLY.
From the May (Victoria Day) long weekend to the September (Labour Day) long weekend, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Birthday Parties

Does your child love trains? Have a birthday party at the Alberta Railway Museum.

Wedding / Family Photos

Getting Married? Family Photos? Why not visit the museum to make those lasting memories.

Volunteer

Passionate about trains? Want to meet new friends? Become an Alberta Railway Museum Volunteer!

Membership

Enjoy coming to the museum? Become a member!

Latest News

Here is where we have our latest news and blog

Donate

Help us preserve railway history by donating to the museum today!

Galleries
Photos and Videos from the museum

A Day at the Railway Museum

ARM Videos

1392 Locomotive

A Night at the Railway Museum

Rails and Tales Steam Loco Festival 2017

What they say about us

Took my summer camp (Sports for Kids) here for a field trip. It was raining for most of the time but not a single kid complained. The staff was phenomenal! All of them seemed to love what they do and did a great job keeping the groups engaged. I myself had never been to this railway museum before and I had a great time. Some of the highlights the kids mentioned when we did of field trip recap back at our center were – Having lunch inside of a train car – taking a ride on a rail cart up and down their track – learning morse code and how to use a typewriter – getting gift bags and retro model train magazines – touring all the different train cars, which many included some sort of interactive component. Not many things were actually blocked off. If I could I would give this place a 6/5, I definitely suggest visiting here at least once. I myself will be returning in the future and our kids voted 100% Yes, that they would want to do this field again next summer. (The first time we have had a full 100% Yes on our “Yes, No, Maybe So” voting system) Thank you to the staff at the Alberta Railway Museum for taking a day with miserable weather and turning it into our top ranked field trip of the summer so far.

– Parker C

Great experience, lots to see with passionate and knowledgeable staff to help you have a great time. There are loads of train cars to explore.on the site. The long weekend had the steam engine running and the little train ride back and forth on the main tracks was fun. Check it out if you have even a small amount of interest in trains there will be something to keep you interested and exploring.

– Kevin Osicki

There is an amazing amount of social and technological history here that can reignite your imagination. The attractions are well described but take the time to learn additional insights from the knowledgeable and very friendly staff. I was shocked by how fast time slipped by.

– Patrick Riechers

Visited for the first time as part of CN’s 100th anniversary celebration. It holds a great piece of Alberta/Canada’s history. The selection of railway equipment from mainly CN and the NAR (Northern Alberta Railway). Wondered around for almost 2 hours. It was interesting to see equipment that I had some experience with.

– Peter Moloney

Great place to go and walk thru. So many cool trains to explore. Have been here numerous times and still refreshing every visit. If your in the neighborhood, check this place out. Highly recommended. 

– Aaron van der Vaart

Had my son’s 4th birthday there and the place is amazing. The staff were excellent. Thank you for make his birthday so much fun!

– Chris Crocq

Great little place to spend an few hours, especially if you have any large or small Thomas the train fans in your life. Lots of interesting trains to Lok at and explore, a few small exhibits and a little souvenir shop. You can even ride a real train! They even gave a small giftbag to the little kids after the train ride.

– Dana-Lee C

Had train ride by a steam locomotive. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Looked at various types of rail cars from cargo to executive cars in the early to mid 1900s. Museum was also unique with in the day communication systems and personal uniforms. And other things to see. In short, had fun.

– Pierre Schaub

This is truly a hidden gem! Totally run by volunteers, this railway museum is a must see. You are given a short ride on one of the ORIGINALS! Short trip from the city, a great way to spend afternoon with family. And on some the long weekends, The Food Truck is there for food!

– Charleen Frankard

Interesting Museum showing the development of railroad travel on the prairies. Volunteers doing an excellent job of restoring railroad cars and carriages.

– Alwyn Charles

Nice place to visit if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with train fever. Honestly speaking though it made me feel like a kid again and for that it gets five stars

– Crighton Flaska

Admission is dirt cheap and they maintain the place with care. Everyone on who works on the steam train is a volunteer and are 100% passionate about what they do.

– Alan Chiu

***ANNOUNCEMENT***I don’t want to brag but as of today we are officially SEASON pass holders (have a family membership) at @thealbertarailwaymuseum . For real though, it is pretty cool to see and be inside these juggernaut relics from the past… 400,000 pound marvels of engineering that pulled literal working hotels, post offices, banks and millions upon millions of humans and animals across the land nearly 150 years ago! The damn things built this continent and made it what it is. Trippy. I suggest checking it out. 30 min north of Edmonton. @ Alberta Railway Museum

– Garret James

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NEW MUSEUM POLICY:

NO SMOKING of any type is allowed anywhere on the museum grounds.  This includes the museum’s parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.

Since the museum is an industrial site, for the safety of your dog, and for the safety of our other visitors, please leave your dog at home. Service dogs are of course welcome.

We regret that not all of the museum’s grounds and collection are wheelchair accessible. Baby and child strollers are not recommended for touring the site. Plan to bring a carrier.

Rail Safety

All visitors are reminded that this is an industrial site and that proper footwear is necessary. Please obey all warning signs, DO NOT CLIMB on the equipment and pay attention to uneven entrances in display cars. Visitors ride on equipment at their own risk.

OPERATION LIFESAVER

The Museum supports the efforts of Canada’s railways to promote safety. We highly recommend that our guests also visit the Operation Lifesaver website. There you’ll find more information about rail safety, including in-person presentations, videos, and other resources.