Celebrating and Preserving Palmerston’s Railway Heritage

Visit the Museum

Enjoy a day trip to the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum!

Experience Wellington County’s only original railway station and one of the few designated as a railway museum in this part of Ontario.

Minto Farmers’ Market at the Museum All Summer Long!
Saturdays, June 4th – September 24th • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Get a taste of the railway and 100% locally grown fruits and vegetables, home baking, meat, cheese, maple syrup, and more! Find vendor information and special event details on the Minto Farmers’ Market website.

Search Through our Collection

We are in the process of cataloging the generous donations and artifacts in our collection into a searchable database. To search our collection or to learn more about what we have at the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum use the button below!

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McCallum & Nicholson Memorial Dedication


PLEASE JOIN US and McCallum and Nicholson family members at the Norgan Theatre, 275 Main Street West, Minto/Palmerston on July 2, 2022.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for a 1:00 p.m. start for a special presentation and dedication in honour of enginemen, Gordon McCallum and W. Stewart Nicholson, who passed away following a train derailment in Southampton, ON. in October 1954 when Hurricane Hazel hit our area. A plaque and a window image commissioned by the Palmerston Lions Club and the Town of Minto, respectively, and placed on/near our Mogul 81, will be dedicated to honour the memory of Gordon and Stewart.

Being featured on July 2/22: 2 speakers and a slide presentation.

Station History

The Station

The Station

Read a brief history of the Palmerston Railway Station and how it has survived for more than 140 years.

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The ‘Old 81’ Engine

The ‘Old 81’ Engine

One of Palmerston’s treasured landmarks, “Old 81” is a memorial to the days when “Iron Horses” were stabled within the Town.

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The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers.