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Cranbrook History Centre

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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A nice venue that keeps on growing.

This facility is constantly changing for the better, adding more and more displays and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cranbrook, Canada
Well worth the visit!!

We’ve been through Cranbrook so many times and never stopped at this museum. Though it’s under... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Lethbridge, Canada
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
+1 250-489-3918
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This facility is constantly changing for the better, adding more and more displays and exhibits, some of them free.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank booboo51
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been through Cranbrook so many times and never stopped at this museum. Though it’s under renovations, all of the train tours are available. It was amazing!! The guide was very knowledgeable and once he got into his groove, the fun stories came out and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Rail museum is a work in progress, fascinating to see the restoration work on the rail cars. Excellent tour available and self guided tour let’s you see fossils and life in Cranbrook

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kimcA6185YC
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The museum and rail car tour is interesting and informative. The train guide was informed and capable. The museum has a few interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David U
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We hadn't really left much time to visit so only paid the admission; no guided tours this time. At $8.40 for two of us (adult/senior), it was a great deal. And, after seeing the displays I know it would be worth paying the additional fees...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ydnar
CbkHistoryCentre, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks for your kind words. Next time make sure to do the train tour, the inside of the trains are amazing.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

The show what the rail cars looked like before they started to work on the cars to bring them up to the condition they were at the eighth of their time on the rail. There are three different tours, i would take them all as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank louis622
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This museum is worth seeing. The admission is reasonable and there is a lot to see. Great displays, with lots of historical artifacts and exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I've been to train museums in the US, England and Switzerland. Cranbrook has a unique gem that shouldn't be missed. We were with two girls (8 and 3) and were recommended the shorted guided tour of 20 minutes. It was wonderful and then the other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank patchworkpieces
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We did the grand tour of all their cars and it was a very interesting tour. Also the price was very reasonable. Maybe not the best place for kids, other than the model train exhibit, but adults will enjoy it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CanuckAlberta
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We arrived in Cranbrook too late in the day to visit this museum, and were then very sad to find that it was closed on the following day so we were unable to go in. However, we were able to have a good look at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Michael C
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October 2, 2016|
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Response from Debbie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited hours
Lois M
June 25, 2016|
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Response from mjhullah | Reviewed this property |
They offer three levels of tour from 1-2 hours. Also allow time for the station museum.