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Welcome to the Claresholm & District Museum and Visitor Information Centre

The Claresholm & District Museum is a community history museum located in southwest Alberta, Canada. A welcoming destination, the Museum offers visitors and residents the opportunity to explore the region’s western Canadian heritage. 

Claresholm and District Museum’s Visitor Information Centre is located in the 1912 CPR Train Station Building

Visitor Information Centre 
Knowledgeable staff at the Travel Alberta accredited Visitor Information Centre (open seasonally) are happy to help with all travel needs, including regional maps, brochures and booking recommendations. The gift shop offers local handmade arts and crafts and books written by local authors on regional topics.

The Museum site has wheelchair accessible public restrooms, free Wi-Fi, free RV and bus parking. Stop for a picnic lunch on the grounds and enjoy the beautiful lawns and flower gardens. 

Claresholm & District Museum’s 8000sf Exhibit Hall

The Museum Grounds 
The Museum grounds include a 1912 CPR Train Station, an 8000 sf Exhibit Hall, Claresholm’s first schoolhouse (1903), a 1920s log cabin and a CPR caboose.

Museum Exhibits
Museum exhibits tell stories from pre-contact Blackfoot culture to the arrival of the railway and prairie homesteading and the growth of the town, to Canadian women’s rights, and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan’s Service Flying Training School #15, and NATO Flying Training School #3. Additionally, the Museum archives house thousands of regional artifacts, documents and historic photographs.


Public Opening Hours

July 1 – August 27, 2021
Tuesday to Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Location

CPR Station and Visitor Information Centre
5126 – 1st St. W. (on HWY 2)
Claresholm, Alberta

Museum Exhibit Hall
5115 – 2nd St. E.
Claresholm, Alberta

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Programs & Events

The Claresholm Museum is now open for 2021 season.

The Museum continues to follow the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 recommendations and has safety protocols in place. Masks are welcomed and recommended.

Please contact us if you are interested in booking a tour for a larger group.

Admission is FREE! Donations are gratefully accepted.

Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates and details of this summer’s programming and events!

We cannot wait for you to visit us and see new exhibits and improvements that have been added to the Museum since 2019!

 

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