• Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre


  • Where history and science meet

    Embark on a journey through Manitoba’s electrical history and learn the story of hydroelectric development in Manitoba from 1870 to today. This unique experiential museum guides visitors through the safe and efficient use of electricity and demonstrates how electrical energy works.

    Visitors of all ages can:
    - travel through the pre-electricity days of the late 1800s;
    - discover the beginnings of hydroelectric power;
    - learn about the first uses of electricity in the province
    - follow the evolution of modern electric appliances
    - peek into a 1940s farm kitchen
    - see a scaled operating model of a wind turbine
    - learn how generating stations are built in Manitoba
    - have a glimpse into current and future electrical development in Manitoba

  • Visitor Information & Hours


    • Admission is $3.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

    • Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.

    • Free Parking is available in front of the museum.

    • Group Tours are welcome. For more info or to book a tour, call 204-360-7905.

    • Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Virtual Tour

Visit the online Powering up Rural Manitoba exhibit in the Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Memories. Take a virtual trip through the 1940s and 1950s when the Manitoba Power Commission embarked on the ambitious goal to connect 50,000 farms in 10 years to the province’s growing electrical grid. See the pictures and hear the stories from those who were a part of this growth.

Events


We host and help put on various events throughout the year that celebrate energy in Manitoba.

  • 15

    Nov, 2019

  • All That Glows

    680 Harrow St

    November 15, 2019 - January 4, 2020

    The Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre, located at 680 Harrow Street is proud to present “All That Glows” an annual exhibit of holiday lights. The exhibit educates visitors on the ways Christmas lighting and decorations have been revolutionized since the practice first began in the 1880s. You’ll learn, for example, how Christmas trees were […]

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