About the Museum
The Minto Museum and Information Centre is the perfect place to learn all about Minto and its people’s history. It is located in what use to be the train station on Main Street.
The train station built in the 1930's after a fire destroyed the original station. It was a very busy place, the hub of the community at one time. Although vacant for many years, Canadian Pacific Railways did not abandon this building until 1986, when it was given to the village. In 1989, the train station became the museum that is opened today.
There are many very interesting artifacts in the museum. Come and see the historic photographs of the old trains and the miners hard at work. Take some time to read old newspaper clipping from many years ago. There is a whole room full of old tools used at both the train station and down in the mines. Also, there's a room dedicated to some of the old miners who worked in Minto. They share some of their personal stories of the hard work they did and the troubles they had to overcome.
Minto Museum and Information Centre
187 Main Street
Although vacant for many years, the Minto Station building was not officially abandoned by the Canadian Pacific Railway until 1986 when it was turned over to the Village of Minto.
Councillor’s Angelo Di Carlo and Peter Miller were appointed to oversee the renovations and restoration of the old C.P.R. Station to its original status for the purpose of a Railway/Mining Museum and Tourist Information Centre.
Councillor Miller was also appointed to form a Committee whose mandate was to obtain railway and mining artifacts in preparation for the official opening of this building on April 28, 1989 as the "Minto Museum and Information Centre".
This museum, situated on Minto's Main Street, is the home to many fine antiques that were once used during Minto's early years. The museum itself is located in a beautifully renovated train station and also located on-site is a renovated train caboose.
Information on Museum hours or to arrange a special tour is available by calling the Village Office at 506.327.3383