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Address: 59 2nd Avenue | PO Box 514, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 822-3970
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Took my parents there, my mum said it reminded her of the little school she attended in England. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Drumheller, Canada
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Drumheller, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my parents there, my mum said it reminded her of the little school she attended in England. Well worth a visit.

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The sign on the fence indicated the museum was open....but it was locked. We were disappointed, as we think it would have been excellent. We walked the grounds, read the plaques and peeked in the windows.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This school from circa 1930 brings back many memories of my rural school 20-30 years later.The museum is very well put togehter, and well worth a visit. You can probably see the museum in an hour or less. There is a nice tea room, where we had a good lunch, that was relatively inexpensive.

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Victoria, BC
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79 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Decided on the spur of the moment to pull off Hwy 10 and visit this little museum, once the schoolhouse that served children of local coal miners. One of the rooms is set up as a classroom, but others tell the story of the miners, many of them immigrants, and the communities they created. There are lots of historical photographs... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You will enjoy taking moment to learn more of Drumhelle'rs rich history. It kind of stole the show for me. We stopped for lunch at the cafe, took in museum and some gifts. Lawrence Chrismas art and books are a huge favourite!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are just back to Edmonton from our visit to Drumheller and the Badlands. We went to East Coulee (10 minutes south of Drumheller) and thoroughly enjoyed the East Coulee School Museum. (My sister, her husband and kids had been there approximately 20 years ago and I was there approx 7 years ago.) My 12 year old son and my... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Don't pass by this great little museum. Touching displays of the lives of students and their miner parents that once populated this little town. You can see how much care and love went into the exhibits and displays of local artifacts.

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Sydney, Australia
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As a retired school teacher I found this museum extremely interesting and well presented. Great people working there who obviously love the museum and are extremely knowledgeable on the area. Great gift shop. Well worth a visit.

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Inuvik, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We didn't spend much time at the museum, we stopped for lunch and had a toddler with limited patience. The café is cute. Menus is simple soup and sandwich but good.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had such a good time at this little museum. The staff was so enthusiastic and even took us down to the basement to see the coal fired furnace(it ran until 2012!!). My kids had fun wearing the dunce cap and reading the descriptions of the children on the desks. We wrote about it on our blog: http://danapugh.com/travel-tuesdays-hoodoos-and-coulees/

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