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Well worth the visit!!

We’ve been through Cranbrook so many times and never stopped at this museum. Though it’s under... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
CoachMeow
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Great museum

Rail museum is a work in progress, fascinating to see the restoration work on the rail cars... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
kimcA6185YC
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London, Canada
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

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.
Family friendly and low cost.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

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. The price was very very affordable and included the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!!! How convenient is that?! (No need to rent tables/chairs or set up and tear down on the the same day). Access to the trains and railcars on site made for some spectacular photos as well. Also with several choices in accommodation just steps away, you and your out of town guests can walk! Anybody looking to have an indoor wedding or just take a tour, I highly recommend this place.

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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 our own to ensure that all the needs are met for the bride, groom, bridal party, parents, and wedding guests as a whole. And it is AWESOME that you are able to just walk next door for guests for accommodations!!!! We are happy to hear that you had an awesome experience :-)

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

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 have asked when we get to go to another museum! The "boss lady" at The front desk was so accomadating! So amazing!!! Highly recommend checking this out!

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

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 sense when you get there).

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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.
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

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 told us as we entered one car this is the wow car. He was right as the only words out of anyone's mouth were wow.
I could go on and on and on about this but the only way you are going to believe it is by seeing it for yourself. And you too will say wow.

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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!!!

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