Museum Admission

Adults: $14.00

Seniors (age 60+) & Students: $11.50

Children (ages 4 to 14): $8.50

Please note: Tax is already included within admission prices

Students: High school or University/College level students
(must show valid student ID)

Children 3 years and under are free of charge

Hours of Visiting

Our regular hours for this summer are:

Friday: 11AM to 4PM

Saturday: 11AM to 4PM

Sunday: 11AM to 4PM

Please monitor our website and Facebook page for any closures due to events or private rentals.

For group guided tour bookings, please email

Our Mission

Our mission is preserve, teach, and display to the public, the rich heritage of the railroads and their role in the development of St. Thomas and Elgin County, through the operation of a museum that meets Standards for Community Museums in Ontario. Elgin County Railway Museum seeks to fulfill this mission through a variety of offerings to our community, including: regular tours of our museum exhibits, educational programming and field trips, and special events hosted in our beautiful historic facility.

  • 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

What thrills me about trains is not their size or their equipment but the fact that they are moving, that they embody a connection between unseen places.

- Marianne Wiggins