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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Plan Your Visit to the Didsbury Museum

We look forward to your visit to the Didsbury Museum, where you will discover how the spirit of the early settlers of the 19th Century paved the way for those of us now living in the 21st Century!

Hours Open
Open Tuesday to Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Extended Summer Hours come into effect in June.

While we do not charge an admission, your financial support is a direct investment in the vibrant and meaningful historical and cultural life in Didsbury and Mountain View County. We sincerely thank you for considering a donation; no matter how small you think it is, your contribution is an investment in the future of our children and the growth and success of our town, province, and our country. Thank you!

How to Get Here

Directions from Calgary:
North on Highway 2 (QE II Hwy)
Turn west on Exit 326 onto Highway 582 (towards Didsbury)
Go 4 miles west to Didsbury
Continue west on 20th Avenue (was Hwy 582)
Turn right (north) onto 21st Avenue. You can't miss the beautiful historic building!
Directions from Red Deer:
South on Highway 2 (QE II Hwy)
Turn west on Exit 326 onto Highway 582 (towards Didsbury)
Go 4 miles west to Didsbury
Continue west on 20th Avenue (was Hwy 582)
Turn right (north) onto 21st Avenue. You can't miss the beautiful historic building!

Map to Didsbury Museum in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada

Explore Didsbury
While in Didsbury, we hope you will take time to visit these special features:

  • Take a leisurely stroll through our beautiful downtown and enjoy our self-guided Heritage Walking Tour. As you visit our downtown, stop and read our historical plaques on the buildings. Imagine what it was like "back in the day".
  • Right in the heart of downtown is our Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station - Built in 1902.
  • Drive around town and take in the heritage conservation efforts of our residents on their heritage homes.
  • 9-Hole Golf Course, Aquatic Centre with waterslide, Rosebud Valley Campground, plus our North Wetlands Memorial Park is a great place to relax and check out the wildlife.
  • Visit our neighbouring museums: Mountain View Museum in Olds; Carstairs Heritage Centre; Sundre Pioneer Village

Naturally, the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff is extremely important to us. We encourage visitors to be considerate of volunteers, staff and other visitors. Under the latest restrictions, the Didsbury Museum is operating under ⅓ Fire Regulations Occupancy Load. However, our Museum is very large and attendance is relatively small during the week. You should consider yourself to be quite safe during your visit.

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure the Didsbury Museum experience is at its best for everyone.

  • Feeling unwell? Please stay home if you or anyone in your party is feeling unwell.
  • Hand sanitizer has been provided throughout the building for your convenience.
  • Give everyone some space to enjoy the museum.
  • Face Coverings - We encourage you to wear a face covering indoors.
  • Outdoor Spaces - Explore outside as much as possible.


Visitors are welcome to take photographs and short video clips of the Museum and exhibits but please avoid photographing or recording people without their consent.

Welcome to the Didsbury Museum!

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.