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School on Wheels

This is a museum on a railway car. The car has been restored to the days when it travelled between... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Andrew C
Guelph, Canada
A Remarkable Monument to a Fabulous Idea

This is the last remaining train car that was used in Northern Ontario as a School on train wheels... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
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Junction of Ontario Highway No. 4 and No. 8 | Box 488, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0, Canada
+1 519-565-2723
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Excellent way to find out the northern parts of Ontario used to get children to get an education. The hardships that the teacher and family endured should be an example to their modern day counter parts.

Thank j0hnduggan
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a museum on a railway car. The car has been restored to the days when it travelled between remote northern Ontario towns where schooling was not available. The staff are fascinating interesting people who really know the subject matter.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is the last remaining train car that was used in Northern Ontario as a School on train wheels. This is museum focused upon one of the Town of Clinton's most remarkable people, Fred Sloman (the family home is nearby). Half classroom and half living...More

Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had read about this online and stopped here on out way from Toronto to Goderich. It's such a lovely place. The staff on duty, Donna, was excellent and have a very informative guided tour for my whole family, including explaining things to our six...More

Thank mintchoco
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Train car that use to travel to diff towns to teach children. Nice gardens set beside the river. They have tours thru the train also.

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is such an interesting story of Ontario's history. Well worth the visit. Carolyn did a wonderful job telling this story!

Thank tomandjerry96
Reviewed 30 April 2017

First be sure to stop at the School on Wheels when they are open, there is so much history to learn from the person on site about this school that I had no idea this sort of thing existed. The history lesson was very informative,...More

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way through Clinton on a local Sunday drive. The museum was not open but you could look in the cars and see the schoolroom. Very interesting.

Thank Hedgren
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is the actual railcar that was used in Northern Ontario to bring a teacher to the wilderness many years ago. The complete story, including how the abandoned car was found, transported to Clinton and restored. Fascinating. Excellent guide. Admission by donation.

Thank NewhavenOntario
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The School on Wheels Railcar Museum is an interesting little museum located in Clinton, Ontario. It is amazing how the Sloman family lived and taught children in Northern Ontario. It was nice that the family shared their pictures and their stories during they time on...More

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