Canadian Railway Museum, Saint-Constant

#15 of 202 in Museums in Quebec
Learn the history of Canada's railways at Canadian Railway Museum. Founded in 1961, the country's largest railway museum was built close to Canada's first railway, which began operation in 1836. Retrace these beginnings and examine artifacts and locomotives in permanent, temporary, and virtual exhibits that weave together the story of the railway. Hop on the heritage streetcar line or railway and take a trip around the museum grounds, then head to the cafe for a bite to eat. Youngsters can explore the renovated 1913 Pacific Railway baggage car, now transformed into an interactive learning space for three to seven year olds. Plan to visit Canadian Railway Museum during your Saint-Constant vacation using our convenient Saint-Constant itinerary planner .
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  • Wasn’t sure what to expect about a Train Museum, but what a terrific display of all types, from long ago to now. The museum is huge with so many types, and ones that you can even enter to walk around ...  more »
  • Very nice surprise that to find such a museum we loved and very attentive staff to our questions and all passionate about what they do, BRAVO to all these volunteers
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  • went on free museum day in montreal. crowded, but flowed well. trains are beautiful. many are accessible and converted into interesting displays and activities. outside are two rails to ride - street ...  more »
  • Great place for children. My son loved that you can go inside some of the locomotives and coaches that have been restored. Each train has a history and it makes the visit really interesting. They also have a working tramway car that travels around the site. Children and adults alike enjoy that part. Plan at least 4 hours to visit the museum. Bring a lunch. If the weather is nice you can eat outside on some picnic tables. Otherwise you can eat inside in the cafeteria. And make sure to bring your camera!
  • Great place to spend a couple of hours. They have around 40 locomotives and passenger cars (on some you can go inside and explore) in the main building and another 20 in another building. Also a couple of areas for kids and a mini train ride. You can take an outside tour in an old streetcar and they have some movies you can watch. Small lunch area and a great gift shop. Definitely a must see for railway enthusiasts! :)
  • Exporail is the leading location of preserved railway equipment in Eastern Canada. Multiple enclosed buildings let you see, touch, and climb aboard dozens of pieces of rolling stock, sending you back in time in the moment. Outside you'll find more wonderful pieces of the collection, not to mention the trolley ride that takes you around the facilities, as well as the weekend market train, for that added bit of nostalgia. Definitely a must-see attraction for the train lovers inside all of us!
  • Great place for kids to explore and learn all about trains and their history, lots of opportunities to play with the trains as well. My 3 year old son loves this place at comme a lot.
  • This museum is beautiful and fun for the whole family. The miniature railway was a blast and the streetcar with four stops around the museum was really cool.

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