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