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The Alberta Railway Museum, Edmonton
(4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Alberta Railway Museum, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has an impressive collection of vintage railway equipment and buildings. If you're into trains, railways, or are a Thomas the Tank engine fan, this is the place to go!
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a fully interactive museum. You can walk through almost every train car. You can ride the speeder or one of the trains as well. Wheelchair's are a lot harder to get around but kids can learn a...  more »
  • Had a wonderful time here. The museum is great and guides a very knowledgeable. Hard to believe this is run by volunteers. Enjoyed the old cars and the history of them. Great ride and a great time! 
  • We went here with several adults and two children. There were bits of fun for everybody. It gets busy during days when events are close by, such as fairs. The 'staff', which are all volunteers have be...  more »
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  • The museum is located in a hinterlands. Even though they mark the directions, it is easy to miss the place. Museum is kind of Okay, it is not up to the mark as expected. It could have been made better. Anyway, it is still a place to visit once if you are around Edmonton area.
  • A great place to visit in Edmonton if you like leisure surf. It is just a time tunnel to bring u back to old old time. : )
  • Cool to see. Great for kids of all ages๐Ÿ˜†. Ride the steam train and see Albertas history ๐Ÿ‘
  • Really cool to walk in the old train cars that are styled in the eras they are from. Beautiful grounds, but some of the displays need improvement. I think this is fair, given that they are largely volunteer run. Worth checking out, if you're interested in trains.
  • Museums are not usually my favourite places to visit so when I go it is probably to take my family. This museum is different. To start with they don't put you in a building to look at "things" under glass. Rather, they let you to follow a suggested path through rail cars of various types and ages. This makes the experience more personal and real. You can climb up to the caboose, sit in the various types of passenger trains, and even enter the locomotive while trying to imagine how the men could have worked in such a hot place next to the boiler. I believe that most of the staff are volunteers but that means that they want to be there and it shows. This museum is located just north of Edmonton so it is an easy drive to visit. Rides in the actual train are short and only offered on long weekends but I'm sure that younger children will still find the short ride exciting. This was my second visit to the museum and I would recommend it to anybody for a fun and educational experience. On this visit I went mainly to take photographs as the museum offers endless possibilities for creative images. They have something for everyone including a snack bar and gift shop.