List of museums in Alberta

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This list of museums in Alberta, Canada contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Regions Type Summary
Aero Space Museum Calgary Calgary Aerospace Military and civilian aircraft
Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Aerospace Military and civilian aircraft
Alberta Birds of Prey Centre Coaldale Southern Natural history website, wildlife rehabilitation facility with nature and birds of prey exhibits, aviaries
Alberta Central Railway Museum Wetaskiwin Central Railway Historic railroad cars and equipment, also grain elevator
Alberta Legislature Building Edmonton Edmonton Capital History Interpretive centre exhibits about the region's history, the legislature and the building
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Red Deer Central Sport History of professional and amateur sport in Alberta
Alberta Railway Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Railway Railway equipment and buildings
Alix Wagon Wheel Regional Museum Alix Central History information, local history
Anthony Henday Museum Delburne Central History information, information, local history, mining, agriculture, and household items, housed within an old CNR railway station
Art Gallery of Alberta Edmonton Edmonton Capital Art
Atlas Coal Mine East Coulee Southern Mining
Banff Park Museum National Historic Site Banff Rockies Natural history Located in Banff National Park, animals and plants of the park
Barrhead Centennial Museum Barrhead Central History information, local history
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site Longview Southern Open-air Historic ranch with 35 buildings and structures illustrating various stages of ranching development
Basilian Fathers Museum Mundare Central Ethnic website, Ukrainian cultural and religious heritage
Battle River Pioneer Museum Manning Northern History information, local history
Bearberry Heritage & Arts Centre Bearberry Central Multiple website, local history and art
Bellevue Underground Mine Bellevue Rockies Mining website, underground coal mine tour
Bentley Museum Bentley Central History information, local history
Big Valley Creation Science Museum Big Valley Central Creationist
Big Valley Museum Big Valley Central History information, local history, railway memorabilia, antique vehicles and machinery
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Siksika Southern First Nations website
Bomber Command Museum of Canada Nanton Southern Aerospace website
Bonnyville & District Museum Bonnyville Central History website, local history, includes two churches, a replica schoolhouse, 1920s store, a hospital display, a representation of a North West trading post, awater tower, and a 1907-period house that typifies pioneer life
Bowden Pioneer Museum Bowden Central History website, local history, period room and business displays, photography equipment, Avon Products memorabilia, household items, clothing and more
Breton and District Historical Museum Breton Central History information, local history
Brooks & District Museum Brooks Southern Open-air information, information, includes 17 buildings
Bud Barn Didsbury Central Commodity website, over 20,000 Anheuser-Busch products, collectibles and memorabilia
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum Banff Rockies First Nations website
Calgary & Edmonton Railway Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Railway Open seasonally
Camrose and District Centennial Museum Camrose Central Open-air website, includes local history museum, fire hall, newspaper, machine building, blacksmith shop, school, church, pioneer home and more
Camrose Railway Station & Park Camrose Central Railway information, information
Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Center Nanton Southern Agriculture Historic grain elevator
Canadian Historic Windpower Museum Etzikom Southern History historic windmills, pioneer history[1]
Canadian Tractor Museum Westlock Central Agriculture website, antique tractors and steam engines
Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre Canmore Rockies Multiple Local history, coal mining
Card Pioneer Home Cardston Southern Historic house information, late 19th-century log home
Carstairs Heritage Centre Carstairs Calgary History information, local history
Castor and District Museum Castor Central History information, information, local history
Chinese Cultural Centre Calgary Calgary Ethnic Chinese Canadian history and Chinese culture
Claresholm and District Museum Claresholm Southern History website, local history
Climb Thru Time Museum Paradise Valley Central History information, local history, housed in a grain elevator
Cold Lake Air Force Museum Cold Lake Central Aerospace
Cold Lake Museums Cold Lake Central Multiple Oil and gas industry, local history, aboriginal history and culture
Courthouse Museum Cardston Southern History information
Creative Kids Museum Calgary Calgary Children's Part of the Telus Spark, hands-on explorations of music, theater and visual arts
Crowsnest Museum Coleman Rockies History website, pioneer and mining life, period store and business displays
Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens Dickson Central Ethnic website, culture and history of the Danes in Canada
DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum Debolt Northern Open-air information, information
Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Heritage Museum Warner Southern Natural history
Dewberry Valley Museum Dewberry Central History website, local history
Dickson Store Museum Dickson Central History website, 1930s period general store, post office and home
Didsbury Museum Didsbury Central History information, local history, period room and business displays
Dinosaur Provincial Park Brooks Southern Natural history Visitor center displays about dinosaurs and fossils
Diplomat Mine Museum Forestburg Central Mining information, surface coal mining, Marion 360 stripping shovel
Donalda and District Museum Donalda Central History website, local history, pioneer and household antiques, buildings
Double Tree Village Museum Spruce View Central Open-air website
Dr. Woods House Museum Leduc Edmonton Capital Historic house website, information, 1930s period house and doctor's office
East Coulee School Museum East Coulee Southern History website, 1930s life in a coal mining town
Echo Dale Farm Medicine Hat Southern Open-air website, includes historic farm, antiques, equipment, 1900-1910 era farmhouse, replica 1930's blacksmith shop, coal mine
Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Education History of education and politics in Edmonton, includes an 1881 schoolhouse, 1950s period classroom and a 1906 legislative assembly room
Edmonton Radial Railway Society Edmonton Edmonton Capital Railway Electric street cars
End of Steel Museum Hines Creek Northern History information, local history
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Medicine Hat Southern Multiple website, includes local history museum, changing exhibits, art gallery, theater
Fairview Pioneer Museum Fairview Northern Open-air information
Fairview R.C.M.P. Centennial Museum Fairview Northern Military information, former barracks, residence and prison cell
Father Lacombe Chapel St. Albert Edmonton Capital History website, 1861 log chapek, oldest building in Western Canada
Firefighters Museum of Calgary Calgary Calgary Firefighting website, currently seeking new location, history of firefighting in the city
Forestburg and District Museum Forestburg Central History information, local history
Fort Assiniboine Museum Fort Assiniboine Northern History information, 19th-century fur trading history
Fort Calgary Calgary Calgary Open-air
Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial Museum Fort Chipewyan Northern History information, local history
Fort Edmonton Park Edmonton Edmonton Capital Living Four periods represented: 1846 fur trade fort, 1885 settlement period, 1905 municipal period, 1920 city life
Fort George & Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site Elk Point Central History website, history of two competing fur trade posts
Fort McMurray Heritage Park Fort McMurray Northern Open-air website, includes seventeen historic buildings, two railway cars, a collection of large artifacts
Fort Museum of the North-West Mounted Police Fort Macleod Southern Law enforcement website, history of the North-West Mounted Police
Fort Normandeau Red Deer Central Open-air Recreated late 19th-century pioneer fort with living history enactors
Fort Ostell Museum Ponoka Central History website, local history
Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site Fort Saskatchewan Edmonton Capital Open-air website
Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre Fort Vermilion Northern History information, local history
Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site Lethbridge Southern Open-air Recreated late 19th-century whiskey trade fort and museum
Fossil World Discovery Center Drumheller Southern Natural history website
Fox Creek Museum Fox Creek Northern History information, local history
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre Frank Rockies History website, information, local history, history of the Frank Slide, Canadian Pacific Railway, European settlement, early underground coal mining and community life
Galloway Station Museum Edson Central Railway information, also area coal mining and lumber industry exhibits
Galt Historic Railway Park County of Warner No. 5 Southern Railway 1890 International Train Depot and railway exhibits
Galt Museum & Archives Lethbridge Southern History Southern Alberta area history
Gem of the West Museum Coaldale Southern History website, local history
Gibbons Museum Gibbons Edmonton Capital History information, information
Glenbow Museum Calgary Calgary Multiple Art, history, natural history, ethnography, Asian artifacts
Gopher Hole Museum Torrington Southern Commodity Features stuffed ground squirrels in town settings dioramas
Grande Prairie Museum Grande Prairie Northern Multiple website, local history, also open-air Heritage Village
Grouard Historical Village Grouard Northern Open-air information
Hanna Museum and Pioneer Village Hanna Southern Open-air website
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Fort Macleod Southern First Nations Blackfoot culture and history
Heritage Acres Farm Museum Pincher Creek Southern Open-air Includes vintage farm machinery, equipment, tools, historic farm and village buildings, grain elevator, sawmill
Heritage Discovery Centre Grande Prairie Northern Multiple website, natural and local history
Heritage Park Historical Village Calgary Calgary Living Turn-of-the-century village, including transportation, and the Gasoline Alley Museum with automobiles, oil and gas related artifacts
High Prairie & District Museum High Prairie Northern History information, local history
Historic Dunvegan Dunvegan Northern Open-air website, 19th-century fur trade post and missionary centre
Holden Historical Society Museum Holden Central History website, local history
Homestead Pioneer Museum Drumheller Southern History information, over 10,000 antiques and artifacts from the Victorian and Edwardian eras
Innisfail Historical Village Innisfail Central Open-air website, includes 17 buildings on 2 acres (8,100 m2)
Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum Innisfree Central History website, local history
Irma Museum Irma Central History website, local history
Iron Creek Museum Lougheed Central History website, local history
Jasper-Yellowhead Museum Jasper Rockies History website, local history
John Walter Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Historic house website, 19th-century pioneer home in Kinsmen Park
Kingman Regional School Museum and Tea House Kingman Central History information
Kinosayo Museum Kinuso Northern History information, local history
Kneehill Historical Museum Three Hills Central History information, information, local history
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Pincher Creek Southern Open-air website, includes 22 heritage buildings and two museum buildings
La Crete Mennonite Heritage Village La Crete Northern Open-air website, 1853 mission
Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum Grimshaw Northern Open-air Represents life in the 1920s and 1940s
Lac La Biche Mission Lac La Biche Northern History 1853 mission with church and visitors center
Lac Ste. Anne Pioneer Museum Lac Ste. Anne Central History information, local history
Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre Devon Edmonton Capital Industry Petroleum industry, equipment and the Leduc No. 1 discovery
Leighton Art Centre Millarville Calgary Art website, 1950s home of artists A.C. and Barbara Leighton, gallery of Alberta art
Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre Lloydminster Central Multiple website, public art gallery, wildlife display, heavy oil science centre
Lougheed House Calgary Calgary Historic house Late 19th-century Victorian mansion
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Military Includes weapons, uniforms, medals, photos and other artifacts of the regiment's history
Mackenzie Crossroads Museum High Level Northern History information, information, regional history, trading post display
Mallaig & District Museum Mallaig Central History information, includes 1920 replica log schoolhouse, 1931 church, agricultural equipment and machinery
Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange Mannville Central History information, local history
Markerville Creamery Museum Markerville Central Agriculture website, creamery operations
Masonic Hall Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital History On "1905 St" in Fort Edmonton Park53°30′05″N 113°34′50″W / 53.501433°N 113.580688°W / 53.501433; -113.580688 (Masonic Hall Museum)
Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District Medicine Hat Southern Multiple website, former Medalta Potteries and Hycroft China Factory complexes, pottery gallery, workshops, ceramics and pottery items
Métis Crossing Smoky Lake Central First Nations website, Métis people (Canada) cultural center
Michelsen Farmstead Stirling Southern Historic house 1930s period Victorian farmhouse and outbuildings
The Military Museums Calgary Calgary Military Canada's army, air force, and navy
Michener House Museum Lacombe Central Historic house information, information
Mile 0 Antique Truck Museum Grimshaw Northern Transportation Trucks used in northern cartage in the 1930s, 40s and 50s
Millet & District Museum Millet Edmonton Capital History website, local history, period room displays
Mirror and District Museum Mirror Central History information, information, local history
Morrison Museum of the Country School Islay Central Education information
Mountain View Museum Olds Central History website, local history
Musée Girouxville Museum Girouxville Northern History information, local history
Musée Héritage Museum St. Albert Edmonton Capital History Website, local history
Musée Morinville Museum Morinville Edmonton Capital History website, local history
Musée St. Paul Museum St. Paul Edmonton Capital History information, local history
Museum of Miniatures Nanton Southern History/Educational/Toy website, miniatures, model cars, antiques and dioramas
Museum of the Highwood High River Calgary History information, local history
Namao Museum Namao Edmonton Capital History information
Nampa Museum Nampa Northern History information, information, local history
National Music Centre Calgary Calgary Music Canadian music heritage, includes Canadian Halls of Fame and Studio Bell for performances
Native Cultural Arts Museum Grouard Northern First Nations website, information, part of Northern Lakes College
Nickle Galleries Calgary Calgary Art website, part of the University of Calgary in the Taylor Family Digital Library, includes contemporary art, numismatic collection, rugs and textiles
Nordegg National Historic Site Nordegg Central Mining website, features Brazeau Collieries Industrial Museum coal mine site tours
North-West Mounted Police Barracks Canmore Rockies Law enforcement information, operated by the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre
Norwegian Laft Hus Museum Red Deer Central Ethnic information, history and culture of Norwegian Canadians
Nose Creek Valley Museum Airdrie Calgary History website, local cultural and natural history, First Nations artifacts, antique automobiles and farm machinery, minerals and fossils
Oil Sands Discovery Centre Fort McMurray Northern Industry website, oil sands and petroleum industry
Okotoks Museum & Archives Okotoks Calgary History website, local history
Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum Calgary Calgary Sports Olympic memorabilia
Onoway Museum Onoway Central History website, local history
Oyen Crossroads Museum Oyen Central History website, local history
Pas-Ka-Poo Historical Park Rimbey Central Open-air website, includes 2 museum buildings and 10 historic buildings
Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre Peace River Northern History website, local history including fur trade, aboriginal artifacts and area settlement history
Pioneer Acres Irricana Calgary Open-air website, includes over 12 buildings, agriculture equipment, trucks, antiques, household items, general store, school
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Wembley Northern Natural history website, Alberta dinosaurs and fossils
Pioneer Thresherman's Museum High Prairie Northern Agriculture information, antique farming vehicles and implements
Plamondon & District Museum Plamondon Northern History

information, located in a historic church, includes a 1926 Ford Model T, area pioneer heritage artifacts

Prairie Tractor Museum Picture Butte Southern Open-air information, [1], historic buildings and agriculture equipment, operated by the Prairie Tractor and Engine Society
Prairie Art Gallery Grande Prairie Northern Art website
Profiles Public Art Gallery St. Albert Edmonton Capital Art website
Raymond Pioneer Museum Raymond Southern History information, local history
Red Brick Arts Centre Edson Central Multiple information, includes an art gallery, school room museum and other cultural facilities
Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery Red Deer Central Multiple website, history and art of Central Alberta
Redcliff Museum Redcliff Southern History information, local history
Redwater & District Museum Redwater Edmonton Capital History information, local history
Remington Carriage Museum Cardston Southern Transportation 19th- and early 20th-century horse-drawn transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin Central Multiple "Power of the machine", includes automobiles, tractors and farm equipment, planes, motorcycles, bicycles, industrial machines, Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame
Rocky Mountain House Museum Rocky Mountain House Central History website, local history
Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site Rocky Mountain House Central Open-air website, remains of fur trading posts, artifacts, tours and performances
Rosebud Centennial Museum Rosebud Southern History website, local history
Royal Alberta Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Natural history website
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Drumheller Southern Natural history website, dinosaurs and fossils
Rutherford House Edmonton Edmonton Capital Historic house 1915 period house, home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford from 1911 to 1941
Ryley Museum Ryley Central History website, local history
Saddle Lake Cultural Museum Saddle Lake Central First Nations information, information, information
Saint Ann Ranch Country Inn Museum Trochu Central Open-air information
St. Albert Grain Elevator Park St. Albert Northern Open-air Features two historic grain elevators and a reconstructed railway station
Scandia Eastern Irrigation District Museum Scandia Southern Open-air Museum depicting agricultural and irrigation history in Eastern Alberta.
Seba Beach Heritage Museum Seba Beach Central History information, local history
Sedgewick Archives Gallery & Museum Sedgewick Central History information, local history
Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop Museum Sexsmith Northern Industry information, information, historic working blacksmith shop
Smithson International Truck Museum Rimbey Central Transportation website, trucks, license plates, farm machinery, automobiles, sawmill
Smoky Lake Museum Smoky Lake Central History website, local history
Sodbusters Archives & Museum Strome Central History information, local history
South Peace Centennial Museum Beaverlodge Northern Open-air 40-acre (160,000 m2) agricultural pioneer village with restored antique tractors, steam engines, stationary engines, horse-drawn wagons, carriages and antique automobiles
Southern Alberta Art Gallery Lethbridge Southern Art
Spirit River and District Museum Spirit River Northern Open-air website
Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum Spruce Grove Edmonton Capital Agriculture Historic grain elevator with agriculture exhibits
Stephansson House Markerville Central Historic house website, 1927 period home of famous Icelandic poet Stephan G. Stephansson
Stony Plain Pioneer Museum Stony Plain Edmonton Capital History [2]
Strathcona County Museum Sherwood Park Edmonton Capital History website, local history, period room and business displays
Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum Sundre Central Multiple website, includes the World of Wildlife Museum with mounted animals from around the world, and a collection of historic buildings
Sunnybrook Farm Museum Red Deer Central Farm website, 1905 farm, evolution of rural life in Central Alberta
Taber Irrigation Impact Museum Taber Southern Agriculture information
Telephone Historical Centre Edmonton Edmonton Capital Technology Antique telephones and telecommunications technology
Telus Spark Calgary Calgary Science
Telus World of Science Edmonton Edmonton Capital Science Science and space
Thorhild Museum Thorhild Central History information, local history
Three Rivers Rock and Fossil Museum Pincher Creek Southern Natural history information, rocks, fossils and minerals
Tofield Historical Museum Tofield Central History website, local history
Town & Country Museum Stettler Central Open-air website
Trochu and District Museum Trochu Central History information, local history
Two Hills Historical Museum Two Hills Central History website, local history
Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum Of Alberta Edmonton Edmonton Capital Ethnic
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Lamont County Central Living Lives of Ukrainian Canadian settlers from the years 1899 to 1938
University of Alberta Museums Edmonton Edmonton Capital Multiple website, public displays and teaching collections; public displays include Human Ecology Collection of clothing and textiles, Mineral and Petrology Museum, Paleontology Museum, Print Study Centre, W.G. Hardy Museum of Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities, Enterprise Square Galleries exhibits of fine arts, sciences, and humanities
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery Lethbridge Southern Art website
Valley Doll Museum Drumheller Southern Toy information, over 700 dolls in historic scenes
Vegreville Regional Museum Vegreville Central History information, local history
Victoria School Museum Edmonton Edmonton Capital Education information, history of the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts
Victoria Settlement Smoky Lake Central History
Viking Museum Viking Central History information, local history
Wainwright Museum Wainwright Central History information, local history
Wainwright Rail Park Wainwright Central Railway website
Walter Phillips Gallery Banff Rockies Art Contemporary art
Wanham Grizzly Bear Prairie Museum Wanham Northern Open-air information
Waterton Heritage Centre Waterton Park Southern History website, local natural and cultural history
Westlock Pioneer Museum Westlock Central History information, local history
Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum Wetaskiwin Central History Local history and pioneer life
Wheels of Time Museum Caroline Central History information, information
Whitecourt and District Forest Interpretive Centre and Heritage Park Whitecourt Central Forestry website
Whyte Museum Banff Rockies Multiple Culture, art and history of the Rocky Mountains of Canada
Yesteryear Artefacts Museum Rowley Southern History website, information
Youthlink Calgary: The Calgary Police Interpretive Centre Calgary Calgary Law enforcement website, crime and its consequences

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Etzikom Windmill Museum". Village of Foremost. Retrieved 1 September 2017.