ONTARIO STEAM HERITAGE MUSEUM
Dedicated to Restoration, Preservation & Education
The Age of Steam
Dawn of Industrial Era
Preserve & Restore
Bringing to life the steam engines and equipment from the age of steam is our legacy. We operate the largest private collection of Cdn Steam Traction Engines.
Operation & Tours
The Museum locomotives and equipment are operated regularly. You can arrange a Private Tour of the static display, and weather permitting, a live steam engine tour of the grounds, and maybe even "belt-up" a period saw mill or shingle mill.
Limestone Central Railway
We are a registered Museum which allows us to receive donations like the historic Vulcan Locomotive that once worked the Trent Canal. Join and be a part of the "Limestone Central Railway" project underway at the Museum
There is an innate beauty and wonder in history. The Museum celebrates Canadian ingenuity and invention during the Steam Era and helps many of us to make a personal, sensual connection through sight, sound, touch and smell as the exhibits and exhibitors bring steam History alive, to rekindle, awaken and inspire.
Ontario's early manufacturing technologies began in the age of steam. A visit to the Museum will bring you to that bygone Era of practical science in 19th Century Ontario.
Come with us, take history for inspiration, ....discover, enjoy and awaken your imagination.
History is for human self knowledge.......the only clue to what man can do, is what man has done.
Wayne & Judi Fischer
The Museum is operated by Volunteer enthusiasts. If you are interested in donating your expertise towards restoration and or operations; or in developing your expertise as a mechanic, or operator please indicate your interest on the form below.
The Muesum schedules an educational program for certification as a Steam Locomotive Operator. The required theoretical, practical mechanical and operating experience can all be gained as a Museum Volunteer.
The Museum is located on a private rural farm property in Puslinch approximately 40 minutes from the GTA. All Museum Visits and Private Tours must be arranged in advance. A tour of the enclosed static display takes approx 45 minutes and a steam driven property tour will add a couple of hours to the visit.
Arrange a Tour
To arrange for a Private Tour for yourself or your Group or Organization please complete the contact form to the left and we will be in touch. Please note an administration fee may be charged for the minor costs associated with chartering a steam demonstration or ride through the site.
Join the Railroad
Come join with us. We are building a full scale steam railway to be completed in the next few years. There is an engine to restore, cars to build and track to lay............