For our final Summer Saved video of the season, our Tourism Winnipeg hosts, Sarah Robinson and Cody Chomiak, travel to some of Winnipeg’s unique ‘hidden gem’ museums to discover more about our city’s rich history.
The team took on the challenge of visiting five small museums in one day (that's a lot of history) to share all the reasons why a museum-filled day is a perfect way to save your summer.
You’ll want to add these museums to your itinerary this summer!
Transcona Museum 141 Regent Ave. West
Discover the vibrant history and culture inside The Transcona Museum. Home to over 50,000 artifacts, this museum tells the story of how Transcona started as a railway community while showcasing information all the way to the present day. The exhibits continue outside the building too, as even the windows display historical images about Transcona. It was a city until it amalgamated with Winnipeg in 1972.
Dalnavert 61 Carlton St.
This small Victorian mansion in the heart of downtown Winnipeg transports you to back to the 19th century the second you step inside. The former home to the son of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald, Dalnavert is a national historic site filled with endless artifacts from the era.
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum 494 Tache Ave.
The St. Boniface Museum is the oldest building in Winnipeg and also a former convent run by nuns! Dedicated to Franco-Manitoban culture and history, it is home to the largest collection of Louis Riel artifacts in the country – including some popular items you may see at Manitoba events throughout the year.
Admission to the museum is free this year, and donations are greatly appreciated!
Manitoba Electrical Museum 680 Harrow St.
Follow the history of electricity – from 1870 all the way to the future! The Manitoba Electrical Museum is home to amazing artifacts like the vintage appliances in the 1940s Farm Kitchen and a robot built entirely out of recycled electronics.
Historical Museum of St. James – Assiniboia 3180 Portage Ave.
The Historical Museum of St. James – Assiniboia spans across three different buildings and is full of intriguing stories. Step inside the 1856 Red River Frame House and see tools and furniture from the home of John Taylor, the first Minister of Agriculture in Manitoba.
To find out how you can save your summer with more adventures around our city, go to www.summersavedwpg.com.