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Galt Museum & Archives

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Address: 502 1 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1Y4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-320.3898
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a small museum providing a brief but interesting history of the southern Alberta area and its history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a small museum providing a brief but interesting history of the southern Alberta area and its history.

Thank Rotten-Ronny61
Cave Creek,Arizona
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Very nicely done with many dioramas of the history and times of Lewis and Clark and their discoveries. Local Indians of the day and how they helped Lewis and Clark. Wonderful looking rooms showing how things looked way back when and the hardships they had to endure. Very impressively done.

Thank MickeyAZ
Great Falls, Montana
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My wife and I visited the museum on Labor Day. The outside of the museum appears rather small, but they managed to pack a lot of content into the space they have. The main exhibit is the Discovery Room, a multi-faceted collection of different stations, each explaining an aspect of life in the Lethbridge area through history. We spent two... More 

Thank JandD594
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful! I really enjoyed browsing for family history in the archives, the historic displays and gift shop.

Thank ReeseLondon
Lethbridge, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

My wife & I had read about this lady from Fort McLeod that was a featured artist. We were pleased to learn a bit about her life as a young girl and how the unique scenery of Southern Alberta caught her eye. She also was greatly influenced by the neighboring Blackfoot culture. The years of dedication to developing her talent... More 

Thank AAAFarmor
Lethbridge, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The staff are very knowledgeable! Different themes are offered at different times but are always well put together!! Special speakers as Roberta Bondar are offered as well. The view is magnificent from large glass windows and the gift shop offers an interesting selection!

Thank rdharvey110
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Small but packed full of information about the local culture and history. Great hands on exhibits for the kids. Lots of great artifacts and photos. Inexpensive to get in and a really good gift shop. Afterwards, we took the path down to Fort Whoop-Up - a nice 8 min walk down with a great view of the railway bridge!

Thank LesFromCalgary
Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Galt Museum is situated in a modern building on the edge of the coulees above the Oldman River in downtown Lethbridge. The museum charges a nominal admission fee. There are great views of the river valley from the museum site. A central theme of the museum is reflected in the history of the local coal industry which was established... More 

Thank giddles2
Lethbridge, Canada
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89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Each year the Galt has a great Canada Day free admission event. The event is great for children, with various activities available. They provide free cupcakes,juice and parking. If your looking for a great free activity next Canada Day I would recommend the Galt. Children can have fun and get to learn some history at the same time.

Thank Ward409
Lethbridge, Canada
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139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Museum features the history of Coal in Lethbridge. They have different exhibits occasionally. Lovely venue for reunions, weddings, etc.

Thank Donnahawker

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