Carberry Plains Museum
Carberry Plains Museum
4.5

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Winnipeger043
Winnipeg, Canada741 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
On our way to Brandon, we stopped in Carberry to see the Gingerbread house at the Plains Museum. We didn't go into the museum but stopped to take pictures of the house.
Written September 19, 2022
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Wayne I
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Small town reunion and a chance to visit the Carberry Plains museum. What a treat, so many interesting items to look at. There is something very special about looking at one of your Great Grandfather's daily written diaries from the year 1876! I have a digital copy of all his known diaries from 1876 (England) to 1918 (Manitoba), but while still an experience, it's no way like looking at the script writing in the actual little bound book! I had arranged the visit before hand and have some research experience so I brought my own cotton gloves and was given the thrill of holding the diary! Plan to spend some time in these smaller town museums, walk slowly and look at all the exhibits, they are worth looking at to get some sense of what the early years of homesteading was like.
Written July 2, 2018
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Reid D
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
Museums are like time machines, transporting you back to long-gone eras and prompting you to fully sense how life was once lived. Housed in a century-old former door and sash factory, Carberry Plains Museum is an excellent example of museum-as-time-machine. The large space is divided into "rooms" richly displaying various aspects of past life on the Canadian prairies. Visit a well-stocked kitchen, rural school, general store, chapel, living room and more areas devoted to yesterday. Unique to the museum is the world's largest collection of Stanley Knowles memorabilia, militaria from when the town was an RAF training base, original paintings by early entomologist Norman Criddle and a display from the local baseball dynasty. There's even a teacup Queen Elizabeth sipped from. Next to and part of the museum is a two-storey gingerbread house built by James White in 1900. Though some of its original detailing is gone, the house remains a magnificent example of the style and the era inside and out. Only two others like it exist in Canada. Museum tours are offered daily in the summer and admission is $5. Expect to spend one to two hours. The museum is wheelchair accessible but the gingerbread house is not. Just three minutes south of the Trans Canada Highway, Carberry Plains Museum is worth the trip and the cash.
Written August 24, 2013
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