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Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

680 Harrow Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2P4, Canada
+1 204-360-7905
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Well displayed. Well taken care. Enjoyed very much the visit. Parking was not an issue and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
CESAR M
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GILLAM
Limited but Good for what it was about!

A small museum dedicated to the history of electricity on Manitoba- so there are things from the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
kwfamily16
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Explore the history of hydroelectric power in Manitoba from the 1880s to now. Check out a replica electric streetcar, a towering robot made of over 50 household appliances and the interactive discovery area on the lower level. Open Monday to Thursday, 1-4 pm and by appointment. Guided tours are available. Special events include All That Glows: Then and Now, an annual celebration of holiday lighting trends, running from mid-November to early January.
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680 Harrow Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2P4, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well displayed. Well taken care. Enjoyed very much the visit. Parking was not an issue and information was very handy.

1  Thank CESAR M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A small museum dedicated to the history of electricity on Manitoba- so there are things from the past that older Manitobans would remember and younger ones might find interesting. It doesn't take long to visit but worth checking out.

1  Thank kwfamily16
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Teachers should take their students here to see what exactly happens when electricity is used. Interesting for all ages!

1  Thank TheresaWinnipeg
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum has been lovingly created by Manitoba and Winnipeg Hydro veterans. The array of older electrical equipment and the wonderful displays are so educational and really illustrate how recent electrification is for much of Manitoba. I would recommend this museum for anyone interested in...More

1  Thank jbmundy
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Been there at least twice. Learn about Hydro power and electricity. and some differences of machine powered by electricity. Wish to go back sometime again when not rushing through.

1  Thank Dick L
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fantastic little museum highlighting the history of electrical development, and usage, in Winnipeg, and Manitoba. The museum layout is easy to follow, and logical. All the displays are exceptionally well-done, and most have interactive stations designed to keep the young, and the young at heart,...More

2  Thank louguay67
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This free museum is well worth a stop for everyone but esp for grade 6 students studying electricity. Take your time to watch some of the short videos about the different generating stations. Explore the cable car and the drawers of artefacts, inventions for the...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I took our 3 grandchildren there the other day. A 5yr ,9yr and 10 yr old. There is no charge and we could have spend more then the hour we had. Of course the main theme is electricity, the when, how, where. A lot of...More

1  Thank elspenner
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Edison didn't invent the light bulb; he figured out a way to keep the element burning longer. The light bulb was invented by a Canadian. The history of electricity comes alive in this small, interactive well-organized museum.

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The museum is small but packs a punch! Visited with my grandson who enjoyed the scavenger hunt. Seeing the appliances from way back when was very educational. The displays are varied and eye catching. Many hands on areas. It's free to visit.

Thank Jennie G
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