Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre, Capreol: Hours, Address, Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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Naik
7 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Really cool place! They have a museum in the house and it shows some of the old train equipment they use as well as some of the old conductor outfits! However, the real fun is on the outside where you get to go inside these old steam trains! They also have another museum a little bit further down the road, which shows the first fire station in the city as well as the first jail! They also have this amazing toy model train which just blows your mind!
Written September 4, 2021
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Hermina S
5 contributions
Aug. 2020
This is the best experience ever, in the Sudbury area. Love the history and collection of antiques, not to mention the miniature railway town model. Tour guides are knowledgeable and go beyond to make your visit a great one. Took about two hours, including the tea room visit. (this was in 2019)
Written July 10, 2021
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Betty B
Trenton, Canada63 contributions
Jul. 2019
If you love Railroads here's a jewel not to miss. Located right next to the very active railyard in Capreol Ontario give a broad view of life back when the railway was a way of life in that area. Not too many of these big old engines around
Written January 27, 2020
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Thank you Betty for visiting the museum and sharing your experience with us.
Written January 28, 2020
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Rick H
Cambridge, Canada427 contributions
Sep. 2019
While in the area, allow time for this little gem. If you uncle like mine in the past used to run trains for a hobby, you'll catch the bug here. So much history, great photos, friendly staff and a old time look just being around this area. Gives me the feelings of times gone by. It was a little out of my way but I decided to make time for it.
Written October 16, 2019
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Thank you for making the time to visit the Town of Capreol and our museum. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience.
Written October 17, 2019
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labailey2016
Lee-on-the-Solent, UK84 contributions
Aug. 2019
An easy drive from Sudbury to Capreol. This is a Fascinating place to while away a few hours, even for someone like me who is not a train enthusiast. As well as the trains, there is the Museum House, which holds some wonderful artefacts and historical information. There is a tea room, a picnic area and a very pretty Garden. Your ticket also admits you to the Heritage centre which is located close by in the old fire hall and police station, with the original jail. This building also houses a wonderful model railway.
Written October 14, 2019
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Desiree T
Grande Prairie, Canada64 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
This is a very cute little museum that has some great train exhibits and a lot of local history stuff. The grounds are fabulous and they have a little playground that my son loved.

Also in there second site there is a fire engine that kids can climb in and look around.

The guide was really great and spent tons of time talking to my son.

This is a real hidden gem of Sudbury.
Written July 28, 2019
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LShims
College Station, TX25 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Looks like a nice museum, but they only take cash or debit card only. Unfortunately, we did not have enough Canadian cash and do not use debit cards for security purposes.
Written July 13, 2019
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cgny1fwd
Houston, TX1,191 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Capreol was a division point on the Canadian National. The museum is housed in the former Superintendant's house next to the rail line. There is a small collection of equipment adjacent to the museum. The CN locomotive is a special piece as is the CN caboose. Very nice model railroad in the Heritage Center. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Well worth a visit for RR buffs and great for kids as well.
Written June 20, 2019
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Richard P
Ben Lomond, CA106 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Solo
This is a real treasure. Try to visit in the spring or fall. Stay away in the summer when its hot and humid, or in the snow. This is a fine little museum with lots to see and read. It has a nice little gift shop too
Written March 29, 2019
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GREENQUEEN08
Toronto, Canada231 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend and I decided to take an anniversary trip to Sudbury and surrounding area from Toronto on the September long weekend. We found out about this at our hotel in Sudbury and we are huge fans of trains so this was a must visit. We were blown away by this place because we did not expect the variety and that the museum includes a second building just down the street. Not only were the trains awesome to explore (some you can actually go in) but so too was the model railway on display in the fire hall basement. That was mind blowing. It is a huge display and so detailed. Price for entry was fair. Some of the trains really need work but more visitors and donations will help with that. We would definitely come back and its great for kids too.
Written February 12, 2019
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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.