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“Grand Tour, Amazing!”

Cranbrook History Centre
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Cranbrook
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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 enjoy. Our tour guide made the visit memorable.

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"royal alexandra"
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"gift shop"
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"love trains"
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"great place to visit"
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"museum building"
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"stained glass"
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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!

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

I quite enjoyed the museum we did the transCanada tour which takes you through the only front to back first class car. The walnut finishing was beautiful and so was a look into how first class travel was back in the 1920's.

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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop if you like railway history. We took the 1.5 hr tour and enjoyed it. The Guide really knew his railroad history. Lots of cars to see and enjoy.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017

I love this museum! The changes to the cars over is amazing.ome of them are dry posh with mahogany walls. The dining care with their linen and Crystal are really beautiful. There always seems to be a new restoration in progress. I'll go here again

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TammyM01, Manager at Cranbrook History Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at the Museum. We are constantly growing and there are many new things in the works!!!! Can't wait to have you back.

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