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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

Discover how the lumber, mining and railroading industries helped to unlock northern Ontario by exploring the museum house.

The museum house was constructed in 1916 and is one of the oldest surviving homes in the community. Its many rooms have been converted into displays that reflect the history of the lumber, mining and railroading industries. 

Relax in the museum’s quaint tea room which serves homemade desserts alongside hot and cold refreshments during the summer months. The room can also be booked for birthdays and after-hours functions.

From train whistles to Thomas the Tank Engine toys to official museum and town of Capreol swag, NORMHC has you covered. Membership holders receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases.

Reflecting on the early days of railroading, exhibits showcase  antique tools and equipment used in the industry. Several displays also highlight the contribution of notable historical figures such as William A. Ramsey, Frederick Chase Capreol and Harold Prescott.

Lumbering was important to the region long before the arrival of the railway and the mining industry. Antique tools, chainsaws and a wonderful assortment of photographs take you back to the time of early lumber camps in northern Ontario.

The Sudbury region owes its existence primarily to the rich ore deposits found in the area. These deposits consist primarily of sulphides of nickel, copper and iron. A unique collection of mining paraphernalia help shed light on the region’s rich mining heritage. 

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