Discover Roots and Community
Check out the great collections on a CREAM museums tour.
Experience railway history, grain elevators, old school houses, farm machinery,
military history, a telephone museum, and much more!
Enjoy heritage demonstrations and special events throughout the summer.
Create a driving tour with your choice of 16 museums along Highways 16, 14 and 13.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic, museums may have closed or changed their hours and operations. Please contact individual museums prior to visiting to confirm these details.
1. Camrose Heritage Railway Station & Park – This beautiful museum and park grounds is built up around the 1911 Canadian Northern Railway depot, located at the heart of the heritage district in Camrose. Within the depot, you can enjoy the Tea Room with self serve refreshments, the White Elephant gift shop, and plentiful displays of the local railway heritage. The grounds consist offer a walk through local rail history with the many meticulously kept and cared for structures and displays, including a bunkhouse, watchmen’s shed (originally serving as a passenger shelter), and the track car storage shed. Throughout the grounds, read and listen to the stories of the people who worked here.
Address: 4407 – 47 Avenue
Open: Victoria Day – last Sat in Aug. Tues-Sat 10-5 pm*
2. Chauvin & District Museum – Join in with the community’s families on the museum grounds in July for the 2nd Annual Old-fashioned Picnic. In August, marvel at vintage tractors, trucks, cars and motorcycles in the Antique Vehicle Show & Shine. Visit the museum for a Quilt and Craft Show with ongoing displays. Throughout the summer, take in thoughtful, humorous, and entertaining readings by local authors. Open daily from Victoria Day to Labour Day (see hours in the Museum section).
Address: 4810 1 Ave N
Phone: 1-780-858-3881 (M-F business hours only)
Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 1-4pm, Wed 6-8pm and by appointment.
3. Edgerton Museum – This historical site is otherwise known as ‘Tea Cups to Tractors’ and houses six buildings which offer artifacts of the regions history. Two of the buildings on site are the original Edgerton Methodist Church and The Battle Valley School SD #2184. A post office, general store, barber shop, and blacksmith shop are the other buildings you can enjoy, as well as a number of antique tractors and vehicles. Are you a photographer or enthusiast? You’ll love the rare Hugo Viewager autochrome collection in the original Grand Trunk Pacific Station.
Address: SW corner of Edgerton
Phone: 780-755-2189 or 780-755-2248
Open: Victoria Day – Labour Day, Mon-Fri 1-4 pm; Sat-Sun 2-4 pm
4. Holden Historical Society Museum – This museum building originally served as the town hall, fire hall and jail. Now you can visit the museum to see a pioneer kitchen, an outdoor Piche oven, general store, church, schoolroom, barbershop and parlour with displays of many handcrafted items.
Address: 4928 – 50 Avenue, Holden
Open: Mid-May – Labour Day, Fri-Sun 12-4 pm
5. Innisfree Prairie Bank of Commerce Museum – This museum is housed in the former Bank of Commerce building, built in 1906. Within, you’ll find the historical institution preserved with care as well as a craft store, art gallery and the tourist information centre for the municipality of Innisfree.
Address: 5203 – 50 Avenue (mainstreet)
Phone: 780-592-3886 or 780-592-2116
Open: Victoria Day – Labour Day Tues-Sun 10-2 pm
6. Irma Museum – This museum is developed around the house where the widely known Company’s Coming cookbook author, Jean Paré, grew up, as well as the 1934 Anglican Church building. A recent addition to the museum’s site is a building with more than 300 lamps – a collection of Irvin and Doreen Bell’s. Open Sundays 2:00 to 4:00 pm from May long weekend until September long weekend. If no one is available call for an appointment to the phone numbers listed on the museum door. Call for appointment during the summer only if wanting to visit the museum during off hours.
Address: North end of mainstreet
Phone: 780-754-2261 or 780-806-6027
Open: Victoria Day – Labour Day Wed & Sun 1-4 pm*
7. Kingman Regional School Museum – Local history and tea is served with hospitality in the 1938 Country School.
Address: 1012 2 Ave
Open: Year-round Mon-Wed 2-4:30 or by appointment
8. Lougheed Iron Creek Museum – Several heritage buildings were moved on site to form the Iron Creek Museum in Lougheed. Among these is the local elevator which now houses interesting displays you can peruse. As you take a walk through the various buildings, you’ll be able to enjoy seeing a wide-ranging collection of items from founding families. The museum is open through the summer but a Christmas concert is frequently part of the local holiday festivities in the one room school house. Don’t miss it!
Address: East side of Lougheed
Phone: 780-386-2337 or 780-386-3970
Open: Call for summer or winter hours & visits by appointment*
9. Paradise Valley Climb Thru Time Museum – This museum is housed in a lovingly restored grain elevator and offers a number of displays of local historical significance.
Address: Paradise Valley
Phone: 780-745-2150 or 780-745-2412
Open: June – Aug 10-5 pm daily
10. Provost Museum – The main building of the Museum is home to many historic treasures, as well as educational videos from Bodo Archaeological Society and various unique historical exhibits. Historical exhibits include the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Re-Inventors Displays which contain pieces from the History Channel television show! Outdoors, browse the school houses. In them you can find dozens of old textbooks, as well as old yearbooks and school uniforms. Next to the schools is the 1917 T. Eaton (Stockdale) house. It was ordered out of an Eaton’s Building Catalogue for $833.19 shipped by rail then assembled upon arrival. Other historical buildings on site include Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, The Bunk House, The Bachelor House, Blacksmith Shop, and the Grain Elevator Office. The Museum is host to events throughout the year so be sure to check out the events listing on the Go East website for updates.
Address: 5360 49 Avenue
Open: 12-6pm, Sun & Mon closed
11. Ryley Museum – Housed within two conjoined country school houses, this museum offers a fascinating walk through time for both village and farm life.
Address: 5103 – 49 Street
Phone: 780-663-3653 or 780-663-3693
Open: July-Aug Wed, Fri, Sat 1-5 pm; open 3rd Sat in June
12. The Legion of the Frontiersmen – Founded throughout the British Commonwealth in 1904, Frontiersmen were charged with gathering intelligence for the British War Office. Although a civilian organization, Frontiersmen fought alongside the Allied Powers during the First World War and 10,000 lost their lives. The Legion of Frontiersmen’s Fort Scott was built as a training camp during the 1930s at Hastings Lake, and is noted for constructing a cenotaph, located in Strathcona County north of Highway 14 on Range Road 204 near that location. Today the Frontiersmen support community groups and offer the use of their facilities to various organizations. Their log cabin museum is only open to the public on Saturdays during summer months.
Address: West of Tofield on Highway 14
Phone: 780-913-7563 or 780-887-6934
Open: May – Sept Sat. 1-3 pm*
13. Tofield Museum – The Tofield Museum grounds are situated in the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre and feature the history of Tofield and area since 1882! Also browse through the gift shop, tourist information centre and interpretive displays featuring Beaverhill Lake flora and fauna. Guided tours are also available.
Address: 5020 – 48 Avenue service road off Highway 14
Open: June – Aug Tues-Sat. 10 – 5 pm*
14. Vermilion Heritage Museum – Pioneer artifacts, a pioneer home, assorted business of the area throughout history, collectibles and agricultural displays are what this museum consists of across six galleries.
Address: 5310 – 50 Avenue
Open: Victoria Day – Labour Day 1-5 pm daily*
15. Viking Museum – A village of heritage buildings is what you’ll find on the grounds of this museum – from a 1907 one-room school house to a 1921 hospital, the history is intact and carefully maintained for the enjoyment and enrichment of all. Archives of the local newspapers are on file spanning the decades starting in 1913 and many historical displays and collections can be studied and enjoyed, including farming implements and vintage tractors.
Address: North end of mainstreet
Phone: 780-336-3066 or 780-385-0910
Open: Victoria Day – Labour Day.
16. Wainwright Museum – Located within the CN Station at the heart of the historic district, the Wainwright Museum is host to many exciting displays and collections. Also on site are a restaurant and gift store and throughout the grounds you’ll find historic buildings and the Rail Park.
Address: 1001 – 1 Avenue
Open: May-Aug 9:30-4:30 pm Mon-Sat; 10-4 Sun; Sept-Dec. 10-4 pm Sat, Sun.
*Call for summer or winter hours and visits by appointment.