The Cranbrook History Mandate

... to assemble a collection of documents and artifacts on Cranbrook and immediate district and to develop museum facilities to properly care for and exhibit these artifacts.

The Cranbrook museum experience is a separate component within the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.

  • Special historical files on Colonel James A. Baker (the founder of Cranbrook) .
    • Special files being organized from the Cranbrook Archives - future
    • Link to Colonel Baker page on Crowsnest Railway site.


  • The Exhibition Galleries (on the upper floor of the Freight Shed) for temporary exhibitions of history and art – both locally-produced and travelling exhibits from other museums and galleries (under construction– completion is dependent on funds)
  • The Galleries Café and the Railway Grill are adjacent to the Galleries at the far end of the Freight Shed opening onto the garden (under construction– completion is dependent on funds)