Featured Museums

Each month, several Recognized Museums are randomly selected and profiled as Featured Museums. This is an opportunity for Recognized Museums to share their upcoming events, new exhibits, and what makes their museum unique.

This month's Featured Museums are the Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Association, the Galt Museum & Archives, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

For last month's Featured Museums and a list of all past Featured Museums, click here.

If you would like your Recognized Museum to be featured here, please fill out the form in the Members Only section. For more information, please contact recognized@museums.ab.ca.


Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Association

Our museum has artifacts, exhibits, documents, and publications related to the history, culture, and geography of the Village of Alix and its surrounding Original Rural School Districts.

We have many items that belonged to Irene Parlby of the Persons Case, as well as literature and photos literature about her; First Nations, Métis and Tail Creek displays; a collection of taxidermied birds; a clothing collection; pioneer tool room; a room dedicated to World Wars I and II and the Boer War and to service clubs; a church and school section; a history of businesses section; a railway display; a pioneer kitchen; a hairdressing shop display; a toy display; a dairy / creamery section; and more. We also have a tourism information section.

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Exhibits:

The Alix Wagon Wheel Museum has current displays of bridal gowns from several decades, calendars, and the Alix Gator.


Hours:

May to August
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

September to April
By request or for special occasions



4910 - 50 St. P.O. Box 245
Alix, AB T0C 0B0
403.747.2584

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Galt Museum & Archives

The history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta can be explored through the Galt Museum & Archives' rotating world-class exhibits, special events, and school and community programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts. Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of museum staff.

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Exhibits:

Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places Collections, September 27 to January 5

It Pays to Shop at Eaton’s, October 5 to February 2

8 Wonders of Southern Alberta, November 4 to January 24

Inqueeries: 2SLGBTQ+ Histories of Southwestern Alberta, October 12 to February 9

A Painter's Paradise: Michael Pisko Ernest Reithman, January 24 to May 10


Hours:

Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday



502 1 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Y4
403.320.3954

www.galtmuseum.com


Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.

The Museum is operated by the Government of Alberta under the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

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Exhibits:

The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s galleries immerse visitors in the 3.9-billion-year history of life on Earth.

New for 2019: Get up close and personal with Albertosaurus in the museum's new Learning Lounge! Take a break in your journey through the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and enjoy interactive displays and hands-on activities that are all about Canada's first known carnivorous dinosaur.


Hours:

May 15 to August 31
Daily, including holidays, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

September 1 to September 30
Daily, including holidays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 1 to May 14
Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except holidays



1500 N Dinosaur Trail
Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0
403.823.7707

www.tyrrellmuseum.com


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