Ethelbert & District Museum
Housed in the Old Post Office (1899), the two‑storey museum features artifacts from original settlers, a school room, nursery, sewing room, pioneer kitchen and bedroom. Annual Museum Day celebrations include old‑time outdoor games and bread baking in an outdoor clay oven.
Located at: Ethelbert
Contact: 204‑742‑8860, 204‑742‑3268, or 204‑742‑3726
Gilbert Plains Museum and Tourist Information Centre
This museum houses a variety of local artifacts from early settlers of the area. Includes the community’s first hand‑pulled fire wagon, the original horse‑pulled fire wagon and the first motorized fire truck.
Located at: Gilbert Plains
Directions: Corner of PTH5 (Parks Route) & Main St.
Hours: Open daily, July to September.
The former CN rail station—with period-furnished kitchen, waiting room and office—houses the 234 specimens of the Baker Butterfly Collection, the McCreary Point and the Norgate Story. From the office one can look out along the active track, as agents did since the opening of the station in 1912. On this site sits the one‑room former Canal School, furnished with a variety of desks, textbooks and items spanning the years. Included are the histories of the seventeen rural schools that once operated in the area.
Located at: McCreary
Hours: Open daily during July and August, or by appointment.
Contact: 204-835-2542 or 204-835-2582
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge
The firehall, a federal heritage building, has been preserved and tranformed into the Keeseekoowening Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge, which showcases the rich culture and history of the Keeseekoowenin people. Visit elders, youth, artists and community partners at Manitoba’s first Aboriginal‑run museum! For more information on programming, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at: Wasagaming
Keystone Pioneer Museum
Three historical buildings are on the property: the restored Elaschuk House, a designated provincial heritage site, features a thatched roof and clay walls and contains pioneer artifacts; Dunlop Cabin, a pioneer log home; and Makaroff United Church, built in 1910. A school room, general store, hospital room, press room and café are staged in one large building. Antique machinery on display includes a 1915 Case steam engine, a restored Model T truck and a rare 1914‑15 Minneapolis tractor. Annually on the second Sunday in July, enjoy bread from a clay oven, horse-drawn buggy rides, a threshing demonstration, fiddling and more.
Located at: Roblin
Directions: Located 6 km (4 miles) east of Roblin on PTH5.
Hours: Open May through early September, Monday to Thursday, 1:00 ‑ 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Phone 204‑937‑2935. Group tours can be arranged by calling 204‑937‑297
View a large array of artifacts, pictures and stories of the early pioneers who were instrumental in the development of Riding Mountain National Park. Operated by the Riding Mountain Historical Society.
Located at: Wasagaming
Directions: Located at 154 Wasagaming Drive, one block east of The Trading Post.
Features a replica Ukrainian village, with a model church and thatch‑roofed homes and buildings. Display items include Ukrainian artifacts, agricultural tools, a printing press, a pioneer kitchen, a period hairdressing salon and a school room.
Located at: Rossburn
Directions: Located on Cheddar Ave.
Contact: 204‑859‑2762, 204‑859‑2848 or 204‑859‑2429
Silver Creek Museum (Old Municipal Office)
The RM of Silver Creek’s old municipal office has been transformed into the new Silver Creek Museum. This may be the only old municipal office in Manitoba with a jail cell in the basement. Call the RM of Silver Creek office to view.
Located at: Angusville
Hours: Open Monday to Friday.
Swan Valley Historical Museum
This complex includes a dozen historic display buildings along with the added rural touch of 15 acres of wheat and corn. Buildings include a blacksmith shop, a trapper’s cabin, the original CN Railway station from Bowsman (built in 1896), and the original Benito telephone building. Artifacts include authentic clay bake ovens, and the Princess, which sailed with the Dawson Bay Fishing Fleet on Lake Winnipegosis.
Located at: Swan River
Directions: Located 1.6 km (1 mile) north of Swan River on PTH10.
Hours: Open May ‑ September.
Contact: 204‑734‑3585 or 204‑281‑0176
The Beth Naylor Historic Clothing Collection
The Beth Naylor Historic Clothing Collection opens a window to the past and into the lives of the people who lived then. Miss Naylor began collecting clothing in the late 1930s, and her collection ha since grown to some 600 pieces. Thirty of these date from th e1800s, all lovingly restored by Beth Naylor herself. Pieces of the collection are displayed at various locations in Russell and area. This summer, look for displays at the Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre (Russell), Gordon Orr Museum (Binscarth), Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site, RM of Silver Creek (Angusville), Russell and District Library, and Russell Heritage Church.
Located at: Russell
Contact: Cynthia at 204-773-6519 or Pattie at 204-821-0456
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Museum
This museum features artifacts from the original Riding Mountain settlement of 1899, including beautifully embroidered, handcrafted clothing. Also includes a display of traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts, with Easter eggs, wood carvings, traditional breads and more. A nearby replica log house is available for viewing, and outdoor clay ovens for bread‑baking operate during special events.
Located at: Sandy Lake
Hours: Open during summer and by appointment.
Contact: 204‑585‑2636, 204‑585‑2168 or 204‑585‑5314
Winnipegosis Museum and Medd House Museum
Medd House Museum, a 1900 grand old two-storey wood home, one of the last of its kind in Winnipegosis, was the family home of Dr. Medd and also served as the first hospital and surgery. Step back in time and view this fully furnished home complete with period furniture and a hospital exhibit. Winnipegosis Museum (1897 CN Station) was fully restored in 2015 and houses collections of artifacts of the Métis, Cree and Salteaux, early Icelandic, Ukrainian, Mennonite and other settlers Exhibits feature fishing, agriculture, stores, schools, churches and a glimpse into early pioneer lives. Admission fee.
Located at: Winnipegosis
Hours: Both museums are open seasonally from May-September, Monday - Sunday.