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Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

Learn the story of hydroelectric development in Manitoba from 1870 to today. This unique museum guides visitors through the safe use of electricity and how electrical energy works.

Embarking on a journey through Manitoba's electrical history, visitors of all ages can:

  • travel through the pre-electricity days of the late 1800s;
  • discover the beginnings of hydroelectric power;
  • find out about the first uses of electricity in the province;
  • peek into a 1940s farm kitchen;
  • follow the evolution of modern electric appliances;
  • see an operating scale model of a wind turbine;
  • learn how generating stations are built in Manitoba;
  • get a glimpse into present and future electrical development in Manitoba.

View a map of our galleries.

Visitor Information & Hours of Operation

  • Open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Closed on statutory holidays.
  • Guided tours are available by appointment for the general public, school, and community groups. Maximum group size is 30.
  • Free admission and free parking.

To schedule a tour, please call 204-360-7905 or email the Electrical Museum.

The Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre is located at 680 Harrow Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Teachers – bring your students for a tour of the Electrical Museum.


Photo of a girl touching a 500 kV Van de Graaff generator.
A hair-raising moment with the 500 kV Van de Graaff generator.
Photo of the Electrical Museum foyer.
This historic building is a must-see and the informational tours are for all ages.
Photo of two boys playing with interactive exhibits.
Interactive exhibits encourage you to use electricity safely and efficiently.
Photo of some of our vintage electrical appliances.
Vintage appliances showcase the evolution of how we use energy.
Photo of a volunteer talking to a young museum visitor.
Personal tours give you the opportunity to ask our guides anything about energy.

The museum is a volunteer organization composed of retired members of Manitoba Hydro and the electrical industry.

Virtual Museum

Take an online trip through the 1940s and 1950s, when the Manitoba Power Commission embarked on the ambitious goal to connect 50,000 farms in 10 years to the province's growing electrical grid. See pictures, read and hear stories from people who were there in the Virtual Museum of Canada's Community Memories exhibit: Powering Up Rural Manitoba.