The City of Cleburne manages the Layland Museum of History and the Cleburne Railroad Museum. Each Museum offers different activities and programs throughout the year.
Learn more about the museums below.
The mission of the Layland Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and archival materials of regional home life and local history in order to educate and perpetuate an interest in history for people of all ages.
There are 50,000 artifacts and 100,000 photographs that preserve local history and home life. The Layland Collection consists of three-dimensional objects, photographs and archival documents.
Traditional and interactive exhibits tell the story of the railroads that were vital to the Cleburne Santa Fe Shops and Cleburne’s history.
Activities throughout the museum will provide fun for the whole family. Visitors can travel to a magical world as they watch as multiple model trains run throughout the C&JC Railroad, our HO scale model train room.
The Studio, a multi-purpose event space, hosts a busy schedule of programs. In addition to being able to get up close to 400 historic objects and memorabilia, visitors can also take a virtual tour that provides information about the exhibits and visits to historic railroad locations throughout town, such as Engine #3417, also known locally as “The Spirit of Cleburne.”