Northern Ontario Railroad Museum

The museum house was constructed in 1916 and is one of the oldest surviving homes in the community. Many of its features including the fireplace and hardwood floors are original to the building. It’s many rooms have been converted into themed displays.

Museum

The museum house was constructed in 1916 and is one of the oldest surviving homes in the community. Many of its features including the fireplace and hardwood floors are original to the building. It’s many rooms have been converted into themed displays.

Telegraphy Room

How did the railway communicate between trains and stations before the age of two-way radios? Artefacts in this room showcase early communication tools and methods.

Tea Room

Relax with a cold beverage or warm cup of coffee in the museum’s Victorian Style tea room. The room can be booked for birthdays and after hour functions.

Railway Rooms

Reflecting on the early days of railroading, the exhibits shed light on antique tools, equipment used in the industry. There is also a special exhibit featuring William A. Ramsey.  Ramsey was a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway instrumental for assisting with the planning of the railway through the Sudbury region. Ramsey Lake is named in his honour.

Mining Room

An assortment of mining tools and artefacts fill this room and tell interesting stories of how things were in the good ol’ days. Sudbury owes its existence primarily to the rich ore deposits found in the area. These deposits consist primarily of sulphides of nickel, copper and iron along with significant amounts of precious metals.

Lumbering Room

Lumbering was important to the region years before the railroad and mining developments took place. Antique tools and a wonderful assortment of photographs take you back to the time of early lumber camps.

Gift Shop

From train whistles to Thomas the Tank Engine toys to official museum swag, we’ve got you covered. There are new items arriving throughout the year. Feel free to email your request and will do our best to help provide you with what you are looking for.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PRESCOTT PARK

In 1967, Harold Prescott, then mayor of Capreol mayor, accepted from Canadian National Railways, the donation of an authentic…VISIT PRESCOTT PARK

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HERITAGE CENTRE

The building has served as a multi-functional facility for decades acting as the town’s municipal offices, the police station…VISIT THE HERITAGE CENTRE

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