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COVID-19 Updates

 

The museum is open to the public with the necessary guidelines in place for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors.  Before you visit, please read the information below to plan your visit accordingly.

Upcoming Events

Small Talk Tuesdays - Starting September 22 at 1:00 pm CDT

Join the museum curators for another session of Small Talk, happening biweekly on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm CDT. There are options to attend both virtually (Zoom, Facebook Live) or in-person at the museum (max. 2 people). Pre-registration is required for both Zoom and in-person attendance. Visit the Small Talk webpage for more information.

Culture Days - September 25 to October 25

View a virtual tour of the Transcona Museum, take a self-guided tour of Regent Avenue West, watch a selection of Small Talk videos, or enjoy some fun activities courtesy of Craft with Us and Colour our Collections - the choice is yours! All activities and videos are available online through our website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest channels. 

Stories of Remembrance: From Hometown to the Frontlines - November 5 to November 30

Visit the Transcona Museum to view our new Remembrance display, Stories of Remembrance: From Hometown to the Frontlines. This exhibit is telling Transcona’s history of war and wartime using the voices of those who were involved. Their first-hand experiences and points of view are leading you through the stories of remembrance held within this community. Read their words, learn their stories, and remember their sacrifice. The opening ceremony will take place on November 5 at 12:00 pm and will be broadcasted live on our Facebook page.

Current Exhibition

The railway is at the heart of Transcona.  

Transcona's Railway Journey tells the story of Transcona as a railway community and highlights the impact of the Canadian National Railway, starting with the building of the Shops Complex. This exhibition also marks the Canadian National Railway's 100th anniversary in 2019.

The Transcona Museum dedicates this display to the generations of Transconians who have been proud railroaders and CN employees past, present and future.

Proudly supported by CN.

Transcona Museum Fund

The Transcona Museum has partnered with The Winnipeg Foundation to establish a permanently endowed fund to support our mission: "to preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through the sharing of stories for the benefit of all."

Until 31 March 2021, the Province of Manitoba will stretch gifts to this fund.  Every $2 given during this period has the potential to be stretched by an additional $1, meaning a gift of $2 becomes $3.

To help us grow our endowment fund and continue to preserve and promote our community's history, please consider making a donation today.

Locomotive CN 2747

CN 2747 is the Transcona Museum's largest artifact. It was the first steam locomotive built in Western Canada, as well as the first constructed at the CN Transcona Shops in April 1926.

 

Following its retirement in 1960, CN 2747 was placed on permanent outdoor display in Kiwanis Park (now, Rotary Heritage Park). 

 

The Transcona Museum acquired ownership of CN 2747 in late 2015. The museum remains dedicated to the ongoing preservation of this historic steam locomotive. 

Transcona Museum Mission

"To preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona, through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all."

Our vision: "The heart of Transcona’s vibrant history and culture." 

REGULAR HOURS

 

Monday - Friday

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Available by appointment

ADDRESS

 

141 Regent Avenue West

Winnipeg, MB R2C 1R1

info@transconamuseum.mb.ca

204-222-0423

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The Transcona Museum gratefully acknowledges the City of Winnipeg for their ongoing support of museum operations and facility maintenance.

We would like to acknowledge that we reside on Treaty One territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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