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Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

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Address: 680 Harrow Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2P4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 204-360-7905
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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 16:00
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Explore the history of hydroelectric power in Manitoba from the 1880s to...

Explore the history of hydroelectric power in Manitoba from the 1880s to now. Check out a replica electric streetcar, a towering robot made of over 50 household appliances and the interactive discovery area on the lower level. Open Monday to Thursday, 1-4 pm and by appointment. Guided tours are available. Special events include All That Glows: Then and Now, an annual celebration of holiday lighting trends, running from mid-November to early January.

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Been there at least twice. Learn about Hydro power and electricity. and some differences of machine powered by electricity. Wish to go back sometime again when not rushing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there at least twice. Learn about Hydro power and electricity. and some differences of machine powered by electricity. Wish to go back sometime again when not rushing through.

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Thank Dick L
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic little museum highlighting the history of electrical development, and usage, in Winnipeg, and Manitoba. The museum layout is easy to follow, and logical. All the displays are exceptionally well-done, and most have interactive stations designed to keep the young, and the young at heart, interested and amused. Everything is well-documented and visually attractive. While there are several displays emphasizing... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This free museum is well worth a stop for everyone but esp for grade 6 students studying electricity. Take your time to watch some of the short videos about the different generating stations. Explore the cable car and the drawers of artefacts, inventions for the most part no longer used but were invented when electricity first became popular. The kitchen... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I took our 3 grandchildren there the other day. A 5yr ,9yr and 10 yr old. There is no charge and we could have spend more then the hour we had. Of course the main theme is electricity, the when, how, where. A lot of hand on displays. They as well as I could dress up as a Hydro maintenance... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Edison didn't invent the light bulb; he figured out a way to keep the element burning longer. The light bulb was invented by a Canadian. The history of electricity comes alive in this small, interactive well-organized museum.

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1 Thank Susan L
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The museum is small but packs a punch! Visited with my grandson who enjoyed the scavenger hunt. Seeing the appliances from way back when was very educational. The displays are varied and eye catching. Many hands on areas. It's free to visit.

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Thank Jennie G
Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

An excellent museum that covers the history of power development in Manitoba - particularly hydro power. They have self guided free tours, and I believe also some guided tours. Admission is free, and as someone wrote in the visitors book, there are lots of things to touch. A very kid friendly museum. Free parking. The only downside are the limited... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I had no idea how interesting an electrical museum could be. There are interactive displays as well as a streetcar to sit in. I remember my mother using some of the items that are on display - very nostalgic.

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Thank J D
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

If you're interested in 'how things work,' it's a worth while trip. It's not a huge museum, so it's great if you're in the area and have an hour to kill. The display of old appliances is quite neat to see, everything from toasters to curling irons dating back to the early 1900s,

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Thank Michael L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This museum sits next to the Manitoba Hydro Building. It takes you from 1882, when the lights first go on in Winnipeg, through the history of time and development of electricity and how it changed communities. It is cool to see how they generated power and how so much has been developed. This is a free exhibit. For an extra... More 

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