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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

26 Bloor St, Capreol, Sudbury, Ontario P0M 1H0, Canada
+1 705-858-5050
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Well kept Museum

We walked around and saw lots of things from the past, maybe not what we were expecting for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jolyvan2014
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Ottawa, Canada
You need to go!

If you like trains, or just like exploring the history of little towns, you need to go. Worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cooldad5150
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Located in the railway town of Capreol, the museum is a must see destination for any history buff. Home to a unique collection of rail history, the collection is highlighted by retired CN steam locomotive #6077. The museum house, a former home belonging to the local railway superintendent, boasts an impressive collection of artifacts related to the lumber and mining industries. The museum's Heritage Centre, located in the town's former Fire Hall and Police Station sheds light on the regions social history.
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26 Bloor St, Capreol, Sudbury, Ontario P0M 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around and saw lots of things from the past, maybe not what we were expecting for a Railroad museum. It was an OK tour, but a little to expensive for the time we spent there and the extra miles we had to travel...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like trains, or just like exploring the history of little towns, you need to go. Worth the drive from downtown sudbury. We can't forget how important these little towns were to the economy and especially to immigrant families.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in the area (around Sudbury) a visit to this fascinating museum and heritage centre is well worth your time. The friendliness and knowledge of the volunteer staff is a real delight and you'll leave with a heightened appreciation for this area and the...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

I toured this museum with a group of business owners from Sudbury Tourism. Had I not gone with them I may have missed out on ever realzing this hidden gem in our backyard. Can't wait to take my family there this summer!

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

The museum is so interesting as it contains some old and original railway cars which can be accessed through the museum. The museum itself is an old station house that explains all about the importance and creation of the railway through Caperol. The old fire...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We visited the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre with a seniors tour group and we found the museum and rail cars most interesting and well worth the visit. We also visited the local old fire-hall which is now a museum with a railroad...More

Thank George70-12
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

A visit whilst in the Sudbury area. Unfortunately it was the end of the season and the small Museum was closed. We did mangage to walk around the outside of the site and view some of the collection. The area close to the Museum seemed...More

Thank Peter K
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NORMHC, Manager at Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Hi Peter, We are unfortunately closed for the season and the rail yard is indeed a bit of mess right now as we are operating our Halloween Haunt event, the Terror Train 6077 where we transform much of the yard into a giant outdoor haunt....More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Well done! Lots of variety, beautiful exhibits. It is only open seasonally, so be sure to check times. Not to be missed! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had the guided tour and our guide did a good job of explaining the different train cars. Our grandson talked about the real train engineer who happened to be passing as we did our tour who had waved to him. His favourite thing was...More

1  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a super museum to visit. Although it wasn't particularly big the fact that you got a personal guided tour by one of the staff members was fantastic! Our kids loved seeing the school on wheels and it was great that they could actually...More

1  Thank Lynne1153
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nitrosbabe666
July 31, 2015|
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Response from NORMHC | Property representative |
The cost of admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for children and children under 3 get in for free.
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Tammy K
March 15, 2015|
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Response from NORMHC | Property representative |
Unfortunately all of our displays are static and no longer operational. The museum opens on May 23rd and operates 7 days a week between the hours of 10am and 4pm until August 31. The Terror Train event takes place... More
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