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History

Embark on a journey through Manitoba’s electrical history

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

Virtual Tour

The Manitoba Electrical Museum follows the history of Manitoba's electricity through six themes from the 1870s to the present and looks into the future. The lower level features a new exhibit, Sustainable Development: Caring for Our Common Future. Electricity and electrical safety movies can be shown in the orientation room on the lower level.

 

 

Visit the online Powering up Rural Manitoba exhibit in the ​Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Memories.​ Take a virtual 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 the pictures and hear the stories from those who were a part of this growth.