The Didsbury Museum, situated in the Town of Didsbury, Alberta, has been established to tell the story of the founding, settlement and development of the community in and surrounding the Town of Didsbury from the late 1800s to the present.
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Museum Highlights

Within the pages of this website, you have been given some "teasers" to entice you to come visit. Our sandstone and brick building is truly remarkable unto itself, and the vast array of exhibits will educate and entertain you. "You can always find a piece of yourself at the museum."

  • The original bench from the Didsbury Train Station (1904) is in our main hallway for you to take a rest or remember the times you waited for the train sitting on this very bench.
  • You may be interested to note the Human Hair Wreath in our Homestead Room. The hair was taken from hair brushes belonging to the Howe sisters from Port Elgin, Ontario and brought to Didsbury in 1913 by their mother.
  • In the Mercantile Room, you will enjoy the large mural by artist, Elsie Archer, taken from photographs, depicting Didsbury from the turn of the century to 1904.
  • Have a seat in one of the desks in our turn-of-the-century classroom. Check out the initials that have been carved in them from the students of long ago. Some guests have sheepishly admitted their carvings.
  • What was the Principal's Office (aka "the crying room") is our Communications Room. Here you will notice an early telephone switchboard, donated by Alberta Government Telephones (AGT). Meet Jane, our telephone operator!
  • Many religious artifacts can be found in our Chapel, also known as the Bell Tower Room. This was the location of Didsbury's first library!
  • Quilting bees bring friends and neighbours together to visit, spend time together, and share in their love of quilting. If you love quilts, and we know you do, you'll enjoy roaming the various rooms as there are about 20 heritage quilts on display at the Didsbury Museum, some over 100 years old.

Didsbury artist, Elsie Archer, painted this fabulous mural that tells the story of Didsbury.

Resources and Links
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Local Websites
    Didsbury Museum on Facebook
    Didsbury & District Chamber of Commerce
    Didsbury Municipal Library
    Mountain View Arts Society
    Mountain View County
    Town of Didsbury

Museum Industry
    Alberta Museums Association
    Canadian Heritage Information Network
    Central Alberta Regional Museum Network (CARMN)
    Heritage Resources Management (HeRMIS)
    Peel's Prairie Provinces (Library)

    Alberta Family Histories Society
    Alberta Genealogical Society (Newspapers)
    Alberta GenWeb
    Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
    Provincial Archives of Alberta
    University of Calgary Digital Collections

Travel and Tourism
    Canada's Historic Places
    Travel Alberta

The Didsbury Museum is one of the most loved buildings in town and hosts many signature events in Didsbury. DIDSBURY MUSEUM
2110 - 21 Avenue
Box 1175
Didsbury, Alberta
T0M 0W0
Phone: 403-335-9295

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Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Plan 1 - 2 hours for your visit
Suggested donation
$5 per person

Wheelchair Accessible
Free Street Parking


The Didsbury Museum has been recognized by the Alberta Museums Association. The Didsbury Museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution, in the service of society and its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.     To qualify as a Provincial Historic Resource, historic places like the Didsbury Museum must normally be associated with a significant aspect of Alberta's past and retain the physical site features necessary to convey this significance. Click here to share your experiences on TripAdvisor.
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The Didsbury Museum is owned by the Didsbury & District Historical Society and operated by volunteers.