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.

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.


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.

  • Exhibits

    • Rolling Stock Gallery

    • Wall of Fame

    • The BX Tower

    • St. Thomas: The Railway City

    • History in Motion

    • Temporary Exhibits


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

  • 03

    Oct, 2020

  • Hexes & Jinxes Mystical Market

    225 Wellington Street

    October 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Purely Wicked is playing host to the first Hexes & Jinxes Mystical Market on October 3, 2020. A mystically wonderful outdoor

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  • 18

    Sep, 2020

  • Clue (Friday)

    225 Wellington Street

    September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    The classic Clue board game you love, but life-sized! Attend one of two nights and solve the mystery of who robbed

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