Manitoba Electrical Museum

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Manitoba Electrical Museum
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Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Type Electrical Museum
Website Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, dedicated to the electrical history of Manitoba. It is a volunteer organization run by retired members of Manitoba Hydro. The museum is housed in a converted electrical substation building.[1] The museum is free to the public and opens Monday to Thursday only, around 1 PM to 4 PM. They are likewise available by appointment.

Collection[edit]

The museum follows the history through six themes from the 1870s to the present, and looks into the future. On the lower level, hands-on safety activities and seasonal displays are featured. Electricity and electrical safety movies can be shown in the orientation room on the lower level, as well as a collection of vintage Gas Genies. A turbine runner is on permanent display at the Manitoba Electrical Museum.

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report - The Manitoba Hydro-electric Board 2003

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°51′21″N 97°09′17″W / 49.8558°N 97.1547°W / 49.8558; -97.1547

Manitoba Electrical Museum Collection