The Ogden City operates the historic Ogden Union Station Museum as an educational and cultural resource. The Station houses four museums (the Utah State Railroad Museum, the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, the Browning–Kimball Classic Car Museum, and the Utah Cowboy Western Heritage Museum) and two art galleries (the Gallery at the Station, and the Myra Powell Gallery). In addition, Union Station contains a research library and photographic collection.
Visitors to Union Station and its museum are made up of Ogden residents and tourists. Those who come to the Station and its museum learn about its role in train travel, historic migrations, and Ogden’s continuing contribution to technological innovation. The City to preserve the Station and its museum for future generations and to be a leader in historic preservation, the interpretation of diverse points of view, and community engagement.
About the Museums
- Utah State Railroad Museum
- Browning Firearms Museum
- Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum
- Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
- Art Gallery at the Station
- Myra Powell Art Gallery
The Utah State Railroad Museums in Ogden is the state’s tribute to the role of the “iron horse” in connecting Utah to the rest of the nation. This museum features restored locomotives and cars, some dating back to 1800s. Exhibits trace out the Utah’s tie to the building of the transcontinental railroad and share the sights and sounds from the golden age of rail travel, including a locomotive simulator that offers an engineer’s view of the rails. Personal histories and unique artifacts bring to life a great American tradition. Learn More Here.
The Browning Firearms Museum houses one of the most prolific firearm assemblages from one of the most prominent names in firearms design, John M. Browning. Granted over 100 patents and credited with developing some of the most influential and innovated firearms and mechanical processes still in use today, this museum features a excellent sampling of some of Browning’s greatest works and covers categories ranging from single-shot rifles to fully automatic heavy machine guns. Examples of the firearms on display are the Winchester Model 1885, Winchester Model 1894, Browning Auto-5, Browning Hi-Power, Winchester Model 1897, M1919 Browning, M1911, M2 Browning, and Colt Model 1903 / 1908 Pocket Hammerless. Learn More Here.
The automobiles on display are examples of the Golden Age of motorcar history. Vehicles range from a 1901 single cylinder Oldsmobile to a 1930 16 cylinder Cadillac. Running boards, huge fenders, oversize match lit headlights and rumble seats are reminders of an extravagant era. Learn More Here.
The Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Ogden is Utah’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Exhibits feature objects that paint a historical picture of the diversity related to the establishment and development of our Western ethic, including those accessories that are peculiar to the American Cowboy.
Ogden Union Station Museum's Gallery at the Station regularly exhibits the work of local artists. If you would like your art displayed, learn more here.