Volunteering

The Elgin County Railway Museum depends on the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. You don’t have to be just a train enthusiast to participate. Roles in which you can participate include:

    • Tour Guide
    • Museum Store Cashier
    • Artifacts/Collection Cataloger
    • Building & Grounds Maintenance
    • Workshop Crew
    • Fundraising
    • Special Events

High School Students Looking for Volunteer Hours

Interested in earning your volunteer hours at the museum? We'd love your help!

What Would You Do?

    • Interact with visitors on guided tours
    • Gain work experience in the museum store
    • Assist with Special Events - Activity Stations, Food Concession, etc.

      Time Commitment

    • One mandatory training day
    • 4 Hour Regular Open Hours Shifts
    • Hours for Special Events may vary (typically 4-6 hour shifts)

Click to download a Adult-Volunteer-Application.pdf or a Youth-Volunteer-Application.pdf

Contact Us or Send In Your Application Today! - thedispatcher@ecrm5700.org

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Museum Annual Membership

Individual Annual Membership: $40 tax included
Family Annual Membership: $80 tax included

A family membership includes 2 adults or seniors and up to 4 children under 14 years of age

All Museum Annual Memberships Include:

    • Museum Admission for the Year
    • Gift Shop Discounts - 10% off everything -25% off ECRM branded items
    • Special Events Perks (varied by event)
    • Quarterly Newsletter
Purchase or renew your membership online now! Choose the correct Membership type from the drop-down menu below, input the Full Name of the Member to whom this membership will be applied, and click 'Pay Now'. You will be re-directed to the PayPal gateway to complete your payment. *Note: you DO NOT need a PayPal account to complete payment. Payment can be made by credit card.
Membership Options (choose from the drop-down menu below)
Full Name of Member

Our prices have changed! We want to say a big thank you to our members for their support of the Museum through our annual membership program. Membership is a great way to show we have the support of our community and we can't thank you enough for renewing your memberships year after year. This year our membership prices have increased. We have adjusted our fees based on a few different factors. One factor is that we want to have prices comparable to membership programs at similarly sized institutions across Ontario. Additionally in terms of the Family membership; our past pricing meant if a family was using the pass at full capacity for admission it was already worthwhile to save money than without the pass. At the new pricing if a family at full capacity uses the pass to gain admission twice, then they have made it financially worthwhile. On top of this we will be adding more perks for members in regards to our special events than ever before! again we would like to thank our long time members for your support and hope to welcome even more new members to the ECRM family this year!


For more information on volunteering or annual memberships, please

  • call us at 519-637-6284
  • email us at: thedispatcher@ecrm5700.org
  • write to us at 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 2S6, Canada

The Elgin County Railway Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture. The Foundation receives annually $100 million in government funding generated through Ontario’s charity casino initiative

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.

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