MUSEUM GALLERY TOURS

Take a guided tour or choose a self-guided journey through the galleries and have all your questions answered! For a current listing of guided tour dates, please visit the Calendar page of this website.

Self-Guided Tours

Museum Galleries

Admission by Donation

Explore the Transcona Museum and its displays at your own pace.  Self-guided tours are available during museum hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. We recommend large groups divide into smaller groups of about 15 people and stagger their entry every 20 minutes.  

 

Our current exhibit is Transcona's Railway Journey, on display until April 3, 2020.

Should you have any questions about the displays or collections while touring the Transcona Museum, the Museum Curator and Assistant Curator are on-hand to help!

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Galleries & Collections

Length: 45 mins

Max. 15 people

Get behind-the-scenes and tour our collections! This is your backstage pass to see for yourself where we keep over 50,000 artifacts and archival materials. You will also get the chance to learn about the importance of proper museum practices and what is involved in managing a collection of this size. *Collections storage spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

 

These tours are available on special event days such as Doors Open (May) and Historic Places Day (July). 

 

We also offer group bookings (minimum of 5 people). To purchase and book a Behind-the-Scenes tour, contact the Transcona Museum a minimum of two weeks in advance with proposed dates.

White Glove Tours

Galleries & Collections

Length: 1.5 hours

Max. 15 people

Exhibition Renewal 2020

See our annual exhibition renewal process firsthand as you are led on a special viewing of the museum and its collections. Like most museums, the Transcona Museum is only able to display a small fraction of our 50,000+ artifacts and archival materials at any one time. This tour will give you the inside scoop on how exhibitions are created, how artifacts are prepared for display and storage and will allow you to see treasures not accessible to regular visitors. *Collections storage spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

 

All proceeds raised through the White Glove Tour will go towards Collections & Conservation at the Transcona Museum.

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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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