The museum is housed within the former baggage room of the iconic 1912 Pratt-designed Class I Canadian Northern Railway Station. "Manitoba's Most Beautiful Station" features a distinctive Chateau style with an eclectic flair formed pyramidal roof and is surrounded by Tyndall Stone, which recently was selected as a global heritage stone resource specific to Manitoba. The Dauphin Rail Station has been designated as both a Manitoba Heritage Building and a Heritage Railways Station of Canada after its restoration of $1.4 million was completed in 2001.
The museum contains pertinent artifacts, photographs, and other information that helps preserve, interpret, and present the rich railway history of the region spanning over 125 years. Most notably is a large HO scale model layout depicting rail operations in Dauphin in 1954 and a "jigger" that is open to the public. Other holdings of significance include a PDC-type caboose and the roundhouse/turntable nearby which is the homebase for the City of Dauphin Public Works Department.
The museum offers free Wi-Fi for guests, visitor engagement with customized QR scan codes and some hands on exhibits for younger visitors.
Admission is by donation
Address: 101 - 1st Avenue NW, Dauphin MB