Your complete guide to Manitoba’s 7 Signature Museums
Posted June 27, 2017
| Author Breanne Sewards
Want to really immerse yourself in Manitoba’s culture and history? Manitoba’s 7 Signature Museums are recognized and designated by the Province of Manitoba for their significant contribution to preserving the history and heritage of our province. How many can you visit this summer?
Le Musée de St. Boniface Museum
494 Taché Avenue in Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 4 pm
Housed in the oldest remaining structure in the city of Winnipeg and the largest oak log building in North America, Le Musée de St. Boniface offers a glimpse into the heritage and contributions of French Canadian and Métis communities in Manitoba
Regular Admission (12 yrs and up): $7
Family Admission: $20
Children (11 years and under): FREE
New Iceland Heritage Museum
94-1st Avenue Gimli Manitoba
Mon to Fri: 10 am to 4 pm
Sat to Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm
The New Iceland Heritage Museum aims to celebrate the culture and heritage of the original settlers who arrived in New Iceland in 1875. The museum features exhibits at two sites in Gimli; the Waterfront Centre and the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre. On in the month of July is photography exhibit When the Wind is Right by Linda Vermeulen, featuring sailing photos from Lake Winnipeg.
Seniors (60+ years)/Students: $6
Children (6 and under): free
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
111 Gilmour St, Morden
Mon to Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is home to the most extensive and largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada, which includes the famous Bruce, the largest publicly displayed mosasaur in the world. The museum offers the unique experience to go on an authentic Fossil Dig, as well as a brand new augmented reality self-guided tour and a challenging escape room: Escape from Cretaceous Park!
Family (maximum two adults, 3 children): $18
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
300 Commonwealth Way, Brandon
Summer hours: 7 days a week, 10 am to 4 pm
Founded and operated by volunteers, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to preserving the history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan while also serving as a memorial to those who trained and served in the air war of 1939-1945.
Students and Youth (6-17): $4
Children (6 and under) and WWII Veterans: Free
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Hangar T-2, 958 Ferry Rd, Winnipeg
Mon – Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Explore the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, where innovation and adventure meet. Discover Canada’s rich aviation history and learn about great ideas (and not so great ideas) in flight gaining a true appreciation for the adventuring spirit of Canada’s aviation legends. Our authentic 1930’s hangar encompasses unique one-of-a-kind aircraft, beautifully restored bush planes, towering northern workhorses, and supersonic jets.
Seniors (60+ years)/Students: $7.50
Children (3-10 years): $5
Children (2 and under): free
Manitoba Agricultural Museum
Provincial Trunk Hwy 34, Austin
Summer hours: 7 days a week, 9 am to 4:30 pm
With the goal of immersing visitors in the past, present and future of prairie lifestyles, the Manitoba Agricultural Museum is the place to go for all things agricultural. The museum is the only agricultural museum in Canada that operates a range of its antique equipment; a spectacle that comes to fruition during the annual Threshermen’s Reunion.
Seniors (60+ years)/Students: $8
Youth (6-12 years): $5
Family (maximum two adults): $30
Mennonite Heritage Village
231 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12, Steinbach
May, June, and September: Mon to Sat: 9 am – 5 pm,
Sun: 11:30 am to 5 pm / July to August,
Mon to Sat: 9 am – 6 pm,
Sun: 11:30 am to 6 pm
Experience an exciting tale of migration and settlement of Russian Mennonites at the Mennonite Heritage Village. This turn-of-the-century street village will take you back in time while the Livery Barn Restaurant will introduce you to the traditional (and delicious) Mennonite fare. The Dutch windmill is fully operational in the summer season. Don’t miss the Pioneer Days festival, August 4 to 7, 2017.
Seniors (65+ years)/Students: $8
Children (6-10 years): $4
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