COVID-19

The health and safety of our ECRM community is of the utmost importance to us, and as such we are taking steps to prevent the risks and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

*PLEASE NOTE*
As of July 31, 2020 face coverings are MANDATORY for all visitors ages 2+ inside the Museum.

Please visit our COVID-19 Measures page for information on expectations of visitors wishing to visit the museum, and what our staff are doing to ensure the health & safety of our community.

COLLECTIONS MAINTENANCE CLOSURE

As of September 20, 2020, Elgin County Railway Museum will be closed to public access until mid-November. During this period we will be doing some maintenance on and rehousing of our artifact collection. We will not be accepting artifact donations during this period.

Upon re-opening to the public in November, our Winter Open Hours will be in effect. Please see our Contact Us page for details on our open hours.

  • Our history


  • The railway has been part of St. Thomas since the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1856 and since then, more than 26 railways have passed through the city. This provided the foundation for the birth of St. Thomas due to the provision of employment and, subsequently, the income to sustain the community.

    Elgin County Railway Museum offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Explore the history of St. Thomas and the railway, get up close to locomotives in our Rolling Stock Gallery, or see the historic rail yards of our region from a bird's eye view through our History in Motion Room. Through field trips, summer programming, and regular tours our programs seek to engage visitors in all things rail related.

  • Exhibits


    • Rolling Stock Gallery

    • Wall of Fame

    • The BX Tower

    • St. Thomas: The Railway City

    • History in Motion

    • Temporary Exhibits

EVENTS


The Elgin County Railway Museum is a 100+ year old industrial railway building, a interesting, unique and beautiful place for events of all kinds!

There are no upcoming events at this time.