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Galt Museum & Archives

Address: 502 - 1st Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P6, Canada
Phone Number: 403-320.3898
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Lethbridge
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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Havana, Cuba
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Vulcan, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The museum is located on the edge of the ravine and is a beautiful mix of old and new encompassing an old hospital which has been added to. We liked the exhibits and thought it was set up well. My only complaint would be there were more in the archives than what was on display. As such it did not... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always interesting and something new to see gift shop interesting. Would like to see moere local venders

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Drumheller, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lots to see and enjoy in history of the area. I would think it was very hands on learning for children as there was lots of displays, videos etc. to do. I will go back as I would like to enjoy more things that I may have skimmed over due to time restraint. Lovely gift shop and helpful staff. Awesome... More 

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the Galt Museum is a very interesting place to visit that keeps changing the displays so you really can't go there too often. The building itself has a lot of history and one needs to have TIME to check it all o ut.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All tho the size of the place is not large by museum standards it is one of great style collection of history on a local basis. The exhibits are great with excellent information. There are rumored to be ghosts of children as well as others. A great place to see with parking next to the building.

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Calgary
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent museum in an amazing new building attacked to a renovated former hospital overlooking the spectacular river valley. Exhibits and pieces presented well and explain the peoples and communities of Lethbridge and some nearby. Very interesting programs are scheduled. Good gift store with some thing for all ages and many interests.

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Stony Plain, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This museum is quite nice but quite small. It is a lot smaller then one would hope and your done exploring well before you know it. The museum does have a great view of the valley and fort whoop up. The museum is built in and an expansion of the historic Galt Hospital, I was hoping that the museum would... More 

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