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Galt Museum

The first impression as you approach the Museum (built on the home of the former Galt Hospital) is... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Patricia B
Lethbridge, Canada
Interesting history

The museum discovery hall is the main part of which holds most of the displays and it's full of... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Ben D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The first impression as you approach the Museum (built on the home of the former Galt Hospital) is the spectacular panoramic view of the prairies. The famous railroad bridge which spans the river valley is an awe-inspiring tribute to the workmanship of the early 1900's,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this museum and were impressed as to what it had to offer. Many photos and posters explaining a lot of interesting information regarding our city. A good selection of souvenirs can be seen in the gift shop and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The museum discovery hall is the main part of which holds most of the displays and it's full of interesting things to do with the local history and of the praries. We had a 50% of voucher from visiting fort whoop-up so it only cost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ben D
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

It was very interesting to see the history of Lethbridge and got to learn so much. There is so much more to do and see, they also have lots of programs you can attend.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We actually visited in 2015 - very interesting to see and learn about the history of how coal was the reason the area was settled. Also neat to see how at the turn of the century the settlers envisioned a system to allow for irrigation....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

View from the museum is spectacular, taking in the coulees, the famous bridge and the university. Good information and some nice interactive exhibits and I liked that the museum did not shy away from difficult subjects (aboriginal rights, Japanese internment, racial policies) and honoured historically...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Galt museum is a must visit when travelling to Lethbridge. the museum is ever changing and has something for everyone to find interesting. ive also been here for a few weddings and other events. highly recommend

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a nice small museum which loads of local history. Beautiful view of the Coulees with tons of events constantly.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This museum is very well done with its interactive exhibits that tell the history of Southwestern Alberta. The views from this museum are wonderful as they overlook the Indian Battle Park and the longest and oldest trestle bridge. The gift shop is one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tauna D
Reviewed January 28, 2018

My first time here and I was amazed. The artwork was incredible, the people there were very friendly, and I even had one lady describing the artwork.

Date of experience: January 2018
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October 4, 2017|
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Response from KamHeng | Reviewed this property |
They only have snacks and coffee and tea the last time I was there in June 2017. Nearby there is a Tim Hortons for light lunch. Plus some restaurants around that area.
July 15, 2017|
Response from maryposzmik59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the Japanese Garden....Nikka Yuko Gardens, we're celebrating 50 years...The Imperial Highness,PrincessAyako of Takamado was there to share this experience with us.....July 14th....thru the weekend....