The Peachland Museum was open every single day last year, and its big draw is a gigantic model train set.
An estimated 13,700 people visited the museum, located in a unique eight-sided building that dates back to 1980, town council will hear Tuesday in a report from museum volunteers.
An elaborate HO-scale model of the Kettle Valley Railway as it existed in the 1960s fills the building’s entire floor. It includes detailed representations of communities like Penticton and Naramata, mountain passes and historic mines.
“This is the most popular museum feature for the children, of all ages, who visit the museum,” Barb Dionne, president of the Peachland Historical Society, writes in the report to council.
Since a digital counter was installed on the model layout in 2016, the train’s start button has been pushed more than 20,000 times.