Model Trains Exhibition

All-time favourite of our visitors! See a variety of operating model train layouts as model railroaders from Quebec and Ontario exhibit their passion for their trains and share this wonder-filled world highlighting their talents and craftsmanship. Some components are interactive.

The layouts are replicas of real railroads complete with rolling stock, buildings and various railroad structures and are also cleverly landscaped by these skilled enthusiasts.

The model trains are fascinating to watch because they are miniature replicas of real trains! These small vehicles are manufactured in different scales, according to calculations of exact proportions … up to 220 times smaller than the reality sometimes. Once again this year, the Quélug kiosk will be present with its Lego® blocks models: a success with children! Visitors can make this experience more fun by participating in regular Museum activities.

Saturday, August 17th, 2019: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 18th, 2019: 10 am to 4 pm

Other Activities
Family activities
Immerse yourselves in the lives of yesteryear’s travelers with Guided tours (Saturdays and Sundays).
Discover the world of model railroading in the model train room.

Watch movies:
– The Rocky Mountain Express (English version at 1:30 pm, admission $4, 45 minutes) propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies while relating the epic adventure of building Canada’s first transcontinental railway.
– The Red Rocket (12 pm & 2:30 pm): 14 minute streetcar ride through downtown Toronto.

Take a ride: Vintage streetcar rides, Miniature ride-on railway and Passenger train (Sunday afternoons)
Attend demonstrations (variable hours, weekends): Turntable operation Telegraphy John Molson Steam Locomotive.

Participate in the Rail Smart Rally
The purpose of this activity for families with children aged 8 to 12 years old, as well as for groups, schools and day camps, is to raise awareness and inform the public about safety around railways. With the help of an exploratory notebook (which is available at the reception desk and included in the entrance fee), visitors experience the six stages of the rally as they move through the museum.

From June 24 to September 2, 2019: daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Outdoor site and building 5 close at 5:00 pm.

From September 4 to October 31, 2019: from Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 5 pm. Outdoor site and building 5 close at 4:00 pm.

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