Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the railway heritage of Southwestern Ontario which will engage, educate and inspire local and global audiences. Elgin County Railway Museumseeks to fulfill this mission through a variety of offerings to our community, including: regular tours of our museum exhibits, educational programming and field trips, and special events hosted in our beautiful historic facility.
The railway has been part of St. Thomas since the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1856 and since then, more than 26 railways have passed through the city. This provided the foundation for the birth of St. Thomas due to the provision of employment and, subsequently, the income to sustain the community.
Elgin County Railway Museum offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Explore the history of St. Thomas and the railway, get up close to locomotives in our Rolling Stock Gallery, or see the historic rail yards of our region from a bird’s eye view through our History in Motion Room. Through field trips, summer programming, and regular tours our programs seek to engage visitors in all things rail related.
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Ontario Visited Welcome you to take some of our own Virtual Tours
“History in Motion” Ontario Re-Visited “Catching the Experience” Video Series