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Get yourself to the Cranbrook History Museum!
The CHM invites you to one of the world's best train travel museums. This place has train cars and a ballroom used by Royalty, Prime Minister's and Presidents.
Stay for an hour or come back many times.
My wife and I just had our wedding at the history center in their Royal Alexandra Hall. (Feb. 2018) The hall is stunning, no decorating required! The staff accomodated every need we had and even set the tables and chairs up where we wanted them....More
Thank Darren A
CbkHistoryCentre, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018
Thank you so much feedback. We try very hard to make each and every wedding a top notch experience that decreases the stress for the Bride and Groom on their special day. Our goal is to treat each wedding as special as if it was...More
We took our 8 children (ages 4-14) to this while on holiday! Don was our tour guide as we went through the grand railway tour! He knew so much and was willing to admit when he didn't. The railcars were amazing!!! Since leaving our kids...More
We visited the History Centre on Dec 9th and had a fascinating tour of the train cars in various stages of reconstruction. Don was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate. Highly recommend you take all 3 tours (this comment will make...More
1 Thank Craig B
CbkHistoryCentre, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2017
Thank you for the kind words. And yes, Don is an AMAZING Tour Guide!!!! He is very personable and outgoing and knows alot about the trains! We are happy to hear you had a great experience.
I never thought that going to a museum could be so much fun and so interesting. From playing with the model trains inside to going outside and taking the one and a half hour tour of all the cars that they are restoring. Our guide...More
Thank Keith S
CbkHistoryCentre, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind response. The Model Railway is a stunning piece of work and you are right ... the best response in many of our cars is WOW!!!!! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!!!
If a person has any interest in rail travel this is a "must see." There's an impressive collection of restored passenger cars that illustrates the way in which travelling by rail changed over the decades. There's several tours to choose from, but take the time...More
This is a must do if your travelling in the Cranbrook area. Open year round and well worth the time to stop and take a tour. If your lucky you will catch one of the many events held in the beautiful Royal Alexandra Hall.
I was looking forward to my visit to this museum for a long time and it did not disappoint.
It's a little odd how they insist that you take a tour rather than be allowed to wander around, but it does make sense once you...More
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