Museum Admission

Adults: $10.00

Seniors & Students: $8.00

Children: $5.00

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

Children 2 years and under are free of charge

Our Mission

Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the railway heritage of Southwestern Ontario which will engage, educate and inspire local and global audiences. 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.

Explore our museum

Hours of visiting

  • Friday


  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • Monday


  • Group Tours

    By Appointment

  • For bookings please email
  • 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