The Transcona Museum’s collection is the heart of the museum. The primary function of the museum’s collection is to document the growth and development of the community of Transcona and surrounding Springfield district through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts and archival materials. We are also guided in our collecting through our mission statement: “To preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all.” During the 50+ years of its existence, the Transcona Museum has accumulated 53,000+ objects of historical and natural significance.
In 2022, the Transcona Museum received funding to assist with the research and photography or collection through the Province of Manitoba Community Museum Support Grant.
The Transcona Museum Archives collects documents and photographs reflecting the history of Transcona and surrounding area.
The collection of over 4,000 community-based artifacts, many of which were used by people in Transcona.
The museum preserves an impressive collection of over 800 clothing and textiles articles from Transcona residents.
Archaeology & Ethnology
The collection includes 3,500+ artifacts from over 80 archaeological sites across Manitoba.
The collection represents the natural history of Manitoba, including over 8,000 butterfly and moth specimens.
Locomotive CN 2747
Our largest artifact, CN 2747 was the first steam engine built in Western Canada at the Transcona Shops in April 1926.
The Artefacts Canada database contains more than 4 million object records and more than 1 million images from Canadian museums. Search their database for more Transcona content.