Cranbrook History Centre Attractions

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Cranbrook History Center from the comfort of your own computer. While there is nothing quite as exciting as seeing our facility up close and in person, this tour allows you to see what you are missing! Please follow the link …

Gift Shop

Come on in and visit our gift shop! We have the perfect gift for any occasion with a full range of items from local memorabilia to trinkets of Canadian History!

Model Railway

Located in the lower Freight Shed the Model Railway Room is sure to delight both young and old. The HO scale model replicates historic Cranbrook and area while the O layout replicates the various types of mountain terrain and railroading. With the push of a button you are able to send the train on its journey. Come and enjoy this exhibit!

Cranbrook Museum

Journey with us to the past as you learn about local history and culture. Imagine what it might have been like to live in the 1800’s, view specimens of 500 million year old trilobites, and experience First Nations traditions.


The Cranbrook Archives are a wonderful resource for research and genealogy projects. The archives hold local newspapers from as far back as 1898, hundreds of photographs and documents, and a collection of historically significant artifacts. Visit our online database to view.

Royal Alexandra Hall Rentals

Experience the elegance and grandeur of the Royal Alexandra Hall complete with 1864 Broadwood classical piano. Available for venue rentals the Hall is guaranteed to make a lasting impression. Create lasting memories by having your special occasion in the Royal Alexandra!

Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

Envision what it was like to travel on a luxury train of the 1920’s. Guided historic trains tours include many restored railcars showcasing inlayed Honduran mahogany and polished silver dinner settings. Interpretive areas reveal the long and pain-staking restoration process.