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Today in Island History
1850 The brig Fanny, carrying 43 eager Island gold-seekers, arrives in San Francisco. Their departure seized the imagination of the whole colony. But there will be no fortunes for the Fanny's prospectors in the gold fields.
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Events and Exhibits


Events and Exhibits

Museum Hours of Operation

July and August
9:30am - 5:00pm

Call for Days Open and Hours
Call for Days Open and Hours


Call 902-357-7234 in summer for information
Off season call 902-368-6600 weekdays!
Free WIFI Available at the Admission Building!

The June 2016 Move of the New/Old Station to her New Home In Elmira!

Once refurbished the building will be used for programming and storage!


CANADA DAY - Saturday, July 1, 2017
10:00AM- 12:00 PM.

 Miniature train and speeder/trolley rides; Birthday cake and lots of  free Canada Day souvenirs and a puppet show by, Don't Ye
Know Theatre.  We'll update details later!

The Annual Strawberry Social


Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


The annual Strawberry Social will be held at the Elmira Railway Museum on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM with entertainment, miniature train and speeder rides.   Ice cream and strawberries will be sold.  Please watch for updates with more details as the event approaches or follow us on facebook or twitter.

Visit Our Exhibits at Elmira!

Below are pictures of items in Elmira's  permanent exhibit, containing many items from the retired CN ferry,The Abegweit. For many decades, the trains helped connect passengers to the CN ferries which took people and goods from PEI to the mainland and back. At a time when the trains still ran on the Island, you caught the right train to be on time for the ferry, and caught the right ferry to be on time for the train. 

The first image  below, shows the bridge telegraph, which transmitted ship speed commands below deck, and the ship's compass.

Below is a reflecting kerosene lamp from the Abegweit