what to do


What to Do

Explore Brandon's museums to discover the rich culture, heritage, and history that our community was built upon.


Brandon General Museum and Archives, Inc.

19-9th Street | 204-717-1514

Located in the heart of Brandon's heritage rich Downtown Hub, and housed in the former Manitoba Telephone Service building, the BGMA is the newest museum in Brandon that is dedicated to the preservation of the City's history. The BGMA is home to the original mayor and council chamber furniture, the B.J. Hales Collection of Natural History and various other items. There is always something new to see in the museum's gallery space. Hours: Tuesday - Friday - 1-4 pm; Saturday - 10 - 4 pm.

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Carousels and Dolls Doll Museum

3.75 km east of Brandon off Highway 1 (North on Humesville Road) | 204-728-1245

The Carousels and Dolls Doll Museum offer the largest collections of modern and reproduction dolls in the prairie region, as well as a large collection of 20th century dolls and early Barbie favourites. Don't miss the attached gift shop and restaurant!

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Daly House Museum

122-18th Street | 204-727-1722

Enjoy a guided tour through the municipal heritage site and original home of Brandon’s first Mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly. This upper middle-class home displays furnishings from the 1880’s to the 1890’s. The museum also contains a turn of the century grocery store and the Magnacca Research Centre. While visiting the museum enjoy a stroll through our beautiful Victorian Garden. This elegant green space is available for weddings and other events.

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Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame Inc.

1175-18th Street (Plaques located in the Keystone Centre Main Street corridor) | 204-832-1390

Dedicated to formally and publicly recognizing individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of agriculture and rural living in Manitoba. Those inducted are recognized with a plaque hung in the Hall of Fame. More than 165 Manitobans have been recognized since the Hall of Fame was established in 1976.

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Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

1.6 km north of Brandon on Highway 10 (Brandon Municipal Airport in Hangar 1) | 204-727-2444

Visit Canada's only Air Museum dedicated solely to those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the 1939-1945 War. This World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Training Site showcases aircrafts, artifacts, memorabilia and special exhibits. This National Historic Site is a designated Manitoba Signature Museum, and is engaging for all ages; from the young families who enjoy the interactive aircraft exhibit found inside Hangar 1, to the international travellers and history buffs immersing themselves in Canada's unique military history.

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The R.C.A.F WWII Memorial

300 Commonwealth Way | 204-727-2444

At the site of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. The CATPM is home to a national memorial that commemorates the approximately 19,000 lives lost in the Second World War. The memorial includes a 91-metre black granite wall with granite plaques inscribed with the names of Canadians who died while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, along with the names of Commonwealth members who died in or near Canada. It serves as lasting recognition of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who trained in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

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26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum

116 Victoria Ave (Corner of Victoria & 11th Street) | 204-717-4579 

Hosted on the main floor of the historical Brandon Armoury, this military museum exhibits a variety of artifacts, memorabilia and archives. Admission is free and the Brandon Armoury and Museum are wheelchair accessible.

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The RCA Museum

Building N-118, Patricia Road, CFB Shilo (15 minutes from Brandon on Veteran's Way) | 204-765-3000

The RCA Museum is Canada's award-winning National Artillery Museum, a Manitoba Star Attraction, and one of the largest military museums in the country. Explore Canada's unique military heritage through the story of Canada's artillery regiment. Experience its technology, art and culture throughout the museum's five permanent galleries. Remember the contribution of the Canadian Gunner through interactive exhibits and audio presentation with 30 artillery pieces going back to the 18th century, and vehicles from WW II to present. Temporary exhibits ensure that visitors see something new each time they visit. An outdoor Gun Park features 40 artillery pieces and vehicles, a picnic area and ample RV parking.

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