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ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $200 - Tour for TEN people at The Canadian Museum of Making near Cochrane; Valid from: June 14, 2021 to June 1, 2022; because of sharp corners and fragile moving parts this tour is not recommended for young children.
A rare opportunity to visit a unique and extraordinary private museum of tools and machines [and a few antique cars], large and small from the Industrial Revolution on, all collected and artfully displayed by retired engineer Ian McGregor. One room is dedicated just to handmade African tools. Some of the oldest objects in the galleries date back to the 1750s. One particular piece is coveted by the Smithsonian. McGregor’s fascination with the interface of art and practical design is evident; many of his objects were chosen not just because they worked well, but because they also look good. As he says, "If you want to leave your mark by the things you made you’d better care how they look because their function will be obsolete soon after you’re gone. Equally as interesting as the artifacts are the stories that go along with them. The museum is located on an acreage about 27 km west of Cochrane in the foothills with a spectacular mountain view.
Generously donated by Ian MacGregor and the Canadian Museum of Making, Cochrane, see website at museumofmaking.org