Reynolds Alberta Museum: Spirit of the Machine

Green T 008One of Alberta’s hidden gems, this international award-winning museum is all about celebrating the Spirit of the Machine. With an outstanding collection of cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial machines, the Reynolds-Alberta museum pays tribute to mechanical genius.

The museum offers plenty of fun for visitors of all ages. From cruising the grounds in a chauffeur – driven vintage vehicle to barn-storming in an open cockpit biplane, these are experiences that make for great summer memories.

Start with History Road: the Ultimate Car Show, taking place on June 11-12.

Highlighting more than a century of Alberta’s automotive history, cars from the museum’s own extensive collection will be complemented by vehicles from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and even the Yukon.

More than 700 cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display during the two-day show. This year, 35 car clubs are also expected to attend, bringing their Corvettes, Thunderbirds, Miatas, Mini Coopers, and more!

And that’s not all the museum has to offer. This summer, and throughout the remainder of the year, explore the inside of the museum — take a selfie in a pink Buick convertible or on a giant tractor or cuddle up and watch cartoons in the indoor drive-in. Kids can make a vintage toy to take home and then refuel with some home cooking in Cruisers Café.

The museum feature exhibition of 2016 is Stan Reynolds: the Original Canadian Picker. Don’t miss this look at, not only one of Canada’s greatest collectors, but the initiator and primary benefactor of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum.  Learn about Stan and his love of collecting through movies in the main theatre, by donning the “white gloves” to get an up-close and personal tour of a 1942 Hawker Hurricane or a 1912 Hupp-Yeats Electric Coach, or by taking a Collection Storage Facility “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour (during July and August only).

1918 Rumley OilPull Tractor a

To learn more about all there is to see and do, including special events, at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, click here or follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

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