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Ron Morel Memorial Museum

25 Millview Rd, Kapuskasing, Ontario P5N 2X6, Canada
+1 705-337-4274
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A great mix of history and entertainment

The museum is in an actual train. For a non-train enthusiast or someone who doesn't care for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Samdibo
via mobile
Fun Trip through time

This museum not only tells the tale of the area but it also tells the tale of the northern railway... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MississaugaVoyageurs
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The Ron Morel Memorial Museum, housed in locomotive #5107, was founded in 1971 by the late Ron Morel Sr. whose vision was to showcase two of his passions -local history and trains. The museum has something for everyone: •Seasonal exhibits highlighting Kapuskasing history topics •Archival photographs and artifacts •Permanent exhibit on the Internment/Prisoner of War Camp of World War I •Railway memorabilia •Model train display •Sculptures by the late Maurice Gaudreault •Historic Kapuskasing Walking Tour booklet •Gift shop Open early June to mid-September Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 4:30pm, daily (including weekends) Free admission. Donations appreciated.
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25 Millview Rd, Kapuskasing, Ontario P5N 2X6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in an actual train. For a non-train enthusiast or someone who doesn't care for history, it may be a little boring. My history living family and train loving 4 yr old could have stayed there all day. There are a couple model...More

Thank Samdibo
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad your family enjoyed visiting, and we're sorry the little train wasn't working: it's very temperamental! I only remember lovely, excited children!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum not only tells the tale of the area but it also tells the tale of the northern railway. The kids will love the portion of the museum that is actual inside a couple of old train cars. The curator is fantastic and loves...More

Thank MississaugaVoyageurs
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit! I'm glad you liked the tour! It's always fun to interact with visitors!

Reviewed 16 July 2017

This museum alone, and curator Julie Latimer are both excellent reasons for heading north from the Lake Superior trail. It is a jaunt up here, but well worth it. Julie has a passion for her job, she is happy to talk to people and tell...More

Thank OnwardAdventure
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words and kind review! We all love our town of Kapuskasing, and enjoy sharing everything it has to offer! Thank you for stopping by!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This takes you back in time when u visit this museum. Nicely preserved artifacts and history of railway going through this town and connecting east to west. A must visit if you stay here.

Thank deoltoronto
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We enjoyed sharing our town's history with you.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This museum has something for everybody; history and artifacts, sculpture studio museum, and a great train exhibit with all the working pieces and sounds you'd expect. Julie Latimer, the Museum Curator is just fabulous as well as the students working there. My father and his...More

Thank susanmartyn2017
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed both your visit AND the research results! We're very lucky to have found your family in our history books, and it adds to our town's rich history.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

2 railway cars and an exibit room full of history and amazing artifacts and a most pleasent and knowledgeable curator to answer any questions. There is a working model train that takes up half of one of the rail cars that is just amazing!

Thank Mary C
Julie L, Manager at Ron Morel Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We're so pleased that you spent so much time appreciating our town's history! And the working train model is like the icing on the cake; we're glad you enjoyed that, too!

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This eclectic museum is well worth a visit, in no small part because it has an energetic and knowledgeable curator, Julie Latimer, who is more than willing to escort you through the different sections. Especially noteworthy is a series of glass-encased scenes of early life...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much! We all enjoy sharing our love for our town and museum! We're glad you stopped in!

Reviewed 10 October 2016

So enjoyed our trip to this museum. The Curator greeted us at the door and she showed us around the museum, so informative!! Enjoyed every minute and was a worthwhile stop!!

Thank mrstravellinglady
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Has some very interesting photos and memorial items.. Is set up well and is free of charge!! Little boys will love it..as they are on a real train,

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 July 2016

WHY TO VISIT: 2 Good Reasons 1. The museum's exhibits are quirky and eclectic, designed to appeal to many different interests. Just walk through, stop to look at whatever strikes your fancy, and, almost without trying, you will discover for yourself the history of the...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
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