About Us

The Chatham Railroad Museum Society was founded by members of the Chatham Model Railroad Club in early 1986. It was established as a charitable organization, dedicated to commemorating local railway history. The museum opened its doors in 1989 and has remained a community institution for 32 years! 

Admission is free but donations are always welcome.  The museum is open for walk-in tours during the summer season, and tours by appointment in the off-season. 

The museum staff also provide an Outreach Program for groups that are unable to make it to the museum.  The program consists of a presentation with pictures, information, and museum artifacts!  Presentations are adaptable to specific needs, requests, and ages.  Children's presentations normally include a safety talk, activity sheets, and games.  For more information or to book an Outreach Program presentation, just call the museum at 519-352-3097!

Need a better idea of what our museum has to offer? Check out the video below for a sneak peak (credit: Chris Campbell, CTV News)! And of course, don't forget to stop by and see for yourself!