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Family friendly museums - spring

Turn a family outing into a learning experience at one of Manitoba's many museums. From the pioneer days to vintage planes, trains and automobiles, kids and grown-ups alike will leave with a new appreciation for days gone by.

Fort Dauphin Museum

140 Jackson St., Dauphin

Imagine living amongst 14 siblings in a one-room log house or attending a one-room school. Plus, see more than 80,000 artifacts at the Parkland Archaeological Laboratory.

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Watson Crossley Community Museum

450 Railway Ave. N, Grandview

Check out a log homesteader's cabin and pioneer home, a one-room school house, a stone and arrowhead collection, and ​antique cars, tractors, machinery, snowmobiles and more. 

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Grosse Isle Museum

Pt. SE 6-13-1E, Grosse Isle

This community museum includes a former CNR train station and small waiting station, as well as the former East Rosser School and Ridgeway Heritage House. 

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Marine Museum of Manitoba

490 Eveline St., Selkirk

Board real ships that once sailed the waters of Lake Winnipeg and the Red River, while learning about the marine history in our province.

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Hillcrest Museum

16 Crescent Ave. W, Souris

Step into this castle-like museum, located next to the famous swinging bridge, and transport back to the early 1900s. Kids will love the vintage fire engine and CPR caboose. 

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Musée St. Joseph Museum

25 Brais Blvd., St. Joseph

Walk through a reconstructed pioneer village, including a school, ​store and blacksmith shop, and learn about the history and lives of the pioneers of the Red River Valley.

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Whitemouth Municipal Museum

First St., Whitemouth

Check out a furnished house more than 100 years old, ​a CPR caboose from the 1920s, an old trapper's cabin, along with antique farm and military equipment. 

 

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Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park

186 Air Force Way, Winnipeg

At the outdoor Air Park (open year round), you'll see 14 aircraft - including the only Challenger on display in Canada. The museum is open Monday to Friday during summer only. 

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Grant's Old Mill Museum

2777 Portage Ave., Winnipeg

See a real, working flour mill in action - a replica of the one built by Métis leader Cuthbert Grant. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the park-like setting surrounding the mill.

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