The Alberta Railway Museum, Edmonton

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#5 of 12 in Museums in Edmonton
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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  • If you are interested in the railway or have a parent that worked 40 years for the railway, this is the place to go. So many stories & the volunteers are truly dedicated people.  more »
  • We purchased tickets from "groupon" to save on the entrance fee & the train ride. Be sure to check their website for hours, tour times & the different ride options. Some of the trains have been renova...  more »
  • It was a very good and educational experience. It requires about 3 hours of your time if you are going through thoroughly. Children love it. The mini car ride was a little useless to me, but again, fu...  more »
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  • Brought my nephew here, big lover of trains. He had a blast. Loved the essence. Though, my only complaint, is the train shouldn't go back and forth, maybe a circuit of track?
  • My son loved it! I was here something like 6 years ago, and there has been so many changes. A lot more items on display in the trains, and a lot more info in there as well. I'll definitely be returning.. But much sooner than last time.
  • Excellent exhibit of historic and modernish trains. People of all ages will enjoy and the walking tour was well mapped out. They have a running locomotive. It is very unfortunate that the City of Edmonton has funded projects that the public do not even go to and this historic true history facility depends on volunteers and fund raising which is so little.... Encourage all to see.
  • I stumbled across this place through a friend, who is a volunteer. He mentioned it in passing, so I thought I would check it out. Thought I would only be there for a copy of hours, but, after nearly 5 hours, found I had to leave. There are many interesting pieces to view and interact with. I left with many questions, that will undoubtedly cause me to return, in pursuit of their answers.
  • This museum has an excellent set of railway artifacts, a number of which have been beautifully restored, and others of which one hopes will be selected for future restauration. There are items here which you would find hard to see anywhere else. And the staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed my visit.

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