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Galt Museum & Archives

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Address: 502 - 1st Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-320.3898
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small museum

They have a nice gift shop. Some events are good that they put on - check website to get info. Programs are of interest to different ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Carol B
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful Museum. It was definitely a great place to spend a rainy afternoon - not only is it well done, it is kid friendly with lots of interactive activities for the younger children. A great place for young and old. Thank you Galt Museum.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They have a nice gift shop. Some events are good that they put on - check website to get info. Programs are of interest to different ages.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum with some great displays on the local history. Southern Alberta is full of history and the Galt changes the displays and programs they have running throughout the year. Most of the displays are interactive. Summer months runs programs for the kids to participate in.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Along with their permanent exhibits, they have seasonal and or visiting exhibits; usually changing those up 3 times a year. But while those are in place they run specific themed program for young and old, following the topic of the main exhibits. and throughout the year they also have regular special events. The staff and volunteers there are aWEsoME!. such... More 

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Calgary
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I totally had a blast when they had the dinosaur exhibit here. Great place to explore and learn about history. I loved that we could get in there with chisels and play around in the sand being explorers.

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Shelby, Montana
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38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is rather small, I guess I expected more. What they had well represented the area. I would think that the displays would be more the focal point instead of the gift shoppe area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While a small museum, the exhibits are displayed very creatively, and we spent a lovely morning at this museum. If it had been warmer, we would have taken the walk out of the museum and explored the paths leading away from it and the markers along the path. Great activities for kids, and there's a floor version of snakes and... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A pretty boring place. This is probably a pretty big waste of tax payers money to fund all these people who run a museum which displays items that you might find laying around my grandmothers house. Most stuff there isnt even 100 years old, thats not so much a museum when the displays look just like a crappy garagesale.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This little shop is perfect for visitors to our great city. The museum really strives to keep its showings pertinent and enjoyable. As far as history goes the Galt is a worthwhile endevour. Great small wedding venue or business cocktail occasion.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This small museum has a wonderful collection of items detailing the growth and history of Southern Alberta. Price is fair. Great place to visit.

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