Winnipeg Museums

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This museum focuses on the endeavors of the men and women who protect the city of Winnipeg from killer conflagrations. It was an active fire hall until 1990. They showcase fire fighting vehicles that date as far back as 1882.
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Take a unique glimpse into the past at this museum of historical fashion, the only one of its kind in Canada. Select items from the museum's extensive collection of 35,000 historic costumes and artifacts are on display. This summer's exhibit includes costume displays from 50 years of Rainbow Stage. "Over the Rainbow" delves into trends in theatre costuming, period costumes and includes pieces from The Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street, Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story. There is also a pioneer home and Prairie Crocus Victorian-style tea room on-site.
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History comes to life in the Museumís nine permanent galleries. Watch a magnificent polar bear as he waits under Northern lights for daylight to break; climb aboard the Nonsuch, a famous replica of the 17th century ship responsible for the founding of the Hudsonís Bay Company; or travel back in time to the roaring 20ís. With many travelling and temporary exhibits, thereís always something new to learn at this museum.
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The children can be anything they want at this fun hands-on museum. There are exciting and educational galleries at every turn, with something for every age.
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The railway played a major role in the development of this city and the museum's goal is to preserve that heritage. Among other artifacts, the museum is home to the first steam locomotive on the Canadian prairies, The Countess of Dufferin.
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Take a trip back through time to witness what the prairie was like before settlement and urbanization. This museum teaches Manitoba history and ecology through guided hikes and exhibits in its interpretive centre. Among the 160 species of prairie plants on-site are waist-high grasses and wildflowers, as well as many prairie animals. Open Sundays only. Free, fee for pre-booked guided tours.
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The Transcona Historical Museum has as its vision to maintain and promote the history, stories and community spirit of Transcona. Exhibits explore the origins of Transcona and the accomplishments of its citizens. Visitors can learn about our railway heritage, veterans, community builders and The Greatest Transconians. There are also extensive archaeology and lepidoptera collections. Education programs for all ages can be arranged by appointment. Summer hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m and regular hours Tuesday-Friday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
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