Celebrating and Preserving Palmerston’s Railway Heritage

Closed for the Season

The museum is closed until next summer. If you are interested in booking a tour in the off season, you can schedule an appointment by emailing museum@town.minto.on.ca or calling 519-338-2511 ext 241. Please ensure if you do, that you book your tour 2 or 3 days prior to when you intend to visit.

 

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 – September • 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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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.