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Galt Museum & Archives

502 - 1st Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0P6, Canada
403-320.3898
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Lethbridge
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Calgary
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Here Lethbridge tries to put it's relatively short past into context while overlooking a really splendid view of the dramatic coulee below and the dramatic brutalist architecture of the University of Lethbridge opposite reminding the visitor of how new it all really is. Well done within obvious limits. For those interested in the city's recent growth, I recommend a wander... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have often wondered how a city as culturally deprived as Lethbridge could have such an excellent museum. Not only are the permanent exhibits and the gift shop excellent as previous reviewers have indicated, but the visiting exhibits are truly remarkable too. The museum also hosts lectures throughout the year on all manner of subjects and provides archives for scholars... More

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Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Located on a bluff overlooking the coulees and West Lethbridge and Housed in the original Galt Hospital, the floor to ceiling glass enclosure provides stunning views. There is a nominal fee for enjoying the rotating exhibits, no fee for the gift shop and the view. The gift shop is a treasure trove of local arts and crafts, and my favourite... More

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Visited here not long after I moved and was a great place. Learnt a lot about the local history and also lots of artefacts on hand to see how life was back in the day.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This Museum and Archives is housed in a former hospital. A new addition gives the atrium some spectacular views of the coulees and of the University of Lethbridge on the other side of the Oldman River. The one main gallery is a relatively small part of the building. That said, there are some excellent displays from time to time. Check... More

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Lethbridge
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

very interesting thematic displays from time to time... There is a good gift shop at the museum. Archives are located in the basement and accessible to people who would like to do research of a particular aspect of the community in the past....

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regina, saskatchewan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My 2 year old loves this place! We visit frequently and she never gets tired of it. The special events are well-organized and engaging. Great place for a family visit.

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Lethbridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This Museum concerns itself mainly with Lethbridge's past and it similar to other Museums of its kind.

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