What to Experience

Visitors of all ages will:

  • – 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 present and future electrical development in Manitoba

Van de Graaff Generator

Van de Graaff Generator

A hair-raising moment with the 500 kilovolt Van de Graaff generator.

Historic Building

Historic Building

The historic Manitoba Electrical Museum built in 1931 is also a working substation.

Interactive Displays

Interactive Displays

Interactive displays show how to use electricity safely and efficiently.

Evolution of Appliances

Evolution of Appliances

Exhibits show the evolution of appliances and equipment.

Tour with a Guide

Tour with a Guide

Tour the museum with an expert guide.

Energy Use and Conservation

Energy Use and Conservation

Learn about energy use and conservation.

Educational Videos

Educational Videos

Educational videos explain the science used to protect wildlife.

Historical Electrical Usage

Historical Electrical Usage

Find out about the first uses of electricity in the province.

1940’s Farm Kitchen

1940’s Farm Kitchen

Peek into a 1940’s farm kitchen.