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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

May 15 to August 31st, 2020
7 days a week
9:00am – 5:00pm

September 1st to October 18th, 2020
Tuesday-Saturday
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Closed October 19th, 2020 – Spring 2021
All other times by appointment or event.
Contact us to make an appointment.

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

In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Claresholm Museum will not be opening to the public in May as originally planned. The Museum will continue to follow the Government of Alberta’s recommendations and will assess the situation regularly in the coming months. This includes no programming, events or tours. 

Staff continues to work on exhibits and future programming, as well as managing the day to day information requests.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of the Claresholm Museum! We wish you all the very best of health in the coming months.

Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates and details. 

 

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