Heritage MuseumHeritage Dr, Melville, SK
Hours: 9:30 - 5, 7 days a week
History buff's visiting Melville will certainly want to add the Melville Heritage Museum to their itinerary. The Heritage Museum is one of the oldest buildings in Melville, having been built in
The Museum seeks to portray the ethnic diversity that is found in Melville and
The Heritage Museum presently has over 10000 artifacts with about 1000 books including textbooks in German, English, Greek,
The Heritage Museum is located 1.3 km North of No.10 Highway overpass and has limited wheel chair access.
Melville - Railway MuseumThe station is from Duff, Saskatchewan and was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad. It is a Type "E" station, one of only 200 stations of this type constructed on the Prairies. The Railroad equipment
The majority of the exhibits contained with in the station include various pieces of communications equipment, from telegraphs, and telephones. There are also records from the Grand Trunk Railway and CNR, including employee records.
The museum became official in 1986 when the City of Melville designated it under the Heritage Act.
Melville - Caboose
The Canadian National Railways van 77295 van is located by Highway 10 across from the Independent Grocery Store. The caboose or van was built by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1895. When it was built the number of this van was 90309 and got a new number when it was transferred to the Canadian National Railway in 1925. This van would serve as the hotel room or bunk house for that railway crew until their assignment was complete. The caboose was restored in the 1980’s and was placed in its current spot to be used as the Tourism Melville Office until 2006 when there was a new office built.