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Cranbrook History Centre

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57 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
+1 250-489-3918
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Really very interesting!

Saw this as we went through town. Once we decided to stay, we wanted something to do and found... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
TeeLot
via mobile
Gorgeous building and furniture

We didn't take the paid train tour, and that might upgrade our review. The building's furnishings... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Kathleen J
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Sunnyvale, California
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rail cars” (20 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
“grand tour” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57 Van Horne Street, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 1Y7, Canada
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+1 250-489-3918
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"rail cars"
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"guided tour"
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"grand tour"
in 9 reviews
"royal alexandra"
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"train travel"
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"model railroad"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"various stages"
in 5 reviews
"bygone era"
in 3 reviews
"love trains"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"museum building"
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"real surprise"
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"stained glass"
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"make sense"
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"restoration"
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Saw this as we went through town. Once we decided to stay, we wanted something to do and found this! Knew husband would like it and I thought I might too. Well I did! We took the 3 part tour which sounds daunting at first...More

1  Thank TeeLot
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We didn't take the paid train tour, and that might upgrade our review. The building's furnishings and furniture are beautiful! We enjoyed the luxury. The history part of the museum was mostly panels with information; would be nice to have a little video instead. Definitely...More

Thank Kathleen J
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We have visted a number of times and always enjoyed the experience. Many times just the Royal Alexandra Hall (a real heritage piece) and we like to let our out of town friends know about the Museum so they can enjoy the train heritage as...More

Thank Walter-Marilyn G
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

There is one major attractions at the Cranbrook Museum of Rail Travel. Most importantly, they have a large number of well-preserved card from various Canadian Pacific luxury trains from around 1900 through 1950. You are given a guided tour of the train cars and get...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

To find a museum of this caliber in a city as mid-size as Cranbrook is truly astonishing. It is well worth your time to devote a few hours to this place. It is free (by donation) to visit most of the museum's displays (which is...More

1  Thank Idaho_Mark
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Lots of history compressed into a small space. I particularly like the model railroad displays. Also, the area of the Gift Shop has an exhibit of how they restored the interiors of the railroad cars they have on display. The museum is free / donation...More

1  Thank dougwcooper
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Very interesting and the museum and restorations are so well done. Well worth your time if you like Canadian history....and trains!

1  Thank niecey1988
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We were really impressed with the early Nineties rail cars. It has a history and how the cars were made wooden then steel and luxury cars. In the early century of 1900 one train was going from Vancouver to Montreal and one from Montreal to...More

1  Thank 811chanders
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Took the Grand Tour that took about 1.5 hours. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and very animated. (Ken) It was an amazing trip down history lane with fantastic artifacts. The museum is doing a great job restoring and preserving these trains for everyone to...More

1  Thank Gordtgr
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

this museum is so amazing. the tour guides are all fun and interactive. the grand tour is highly recommended! snacks are also recommended as there is no food here. the gift shop has some really neat items though!

1  Thank travelgirl19992017
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gailv231
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Debbie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited hours
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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.
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