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Cranbrook History Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Great museum

Rail museum is a work in progress, fascinating to see the restoration work on the rail cars... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim C
London, Ontario
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Well Done

The museum and rail car tour is interesting and informative. The train guide was informed and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David U
White Rock, Canada
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rail cars”(21 reviews)
“guided tour”(13 reviews)
“grand tour”(9 reviews)
This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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CbkHistoryCentre, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Go on the restored trains tour — fascinating! Don was a terrific, well-informed guide, even with all the questions I thRev at him

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Amazing to see the dining room from the Royal Alexander Hotel from Winnipeg. Well done. The restored 1929 train was fantastic - so nice to see such a deluxe coach. Great comparison to the other ordinary coaches. Guide was excellent and really knew the history...More

1  Thank Sher L
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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.