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Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum

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Address: 5007 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 0S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-352-0227
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The Heritage Museum, located in the heart of Wetaskiwin's historic...

The Heritage Museum, located in the heart of Wetaskiwin's historic downtown, has been preserving local history since 1986. The museum currently offers three-floors of exhibits relating to everything from First Nations' history to the War Years! Learn about Wetaskiwin's early businesses, read about the extraordinary Women of Aspenland, see an authentic tipi, and have a glimpse of life on a Hutterite colony. And now you can explore local history through modern technology. Find out more by visiting the Heritage Museum today!

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a gem hidden away

the staff of this museum make this museum what it is. from the interactive children's display , youth activities and a memorial for the fallen soldiers of Wetaskiwin country and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the staff of this museum make this museum what it is. from the interactive children's display , youth activities and a memorial for the fallen soldiers of Wetaskiwin country and city. If you want to know where this town got it's true roots from you must visit here

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Thank DJCMAX
Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The museum is by donation so the cost is definitely fair. They do not have a large space to work with and display mostly average small town stuff. Their displays are decent and the staff are very helpful generally. The downstairs historical play rooms for kids are fun for younger children.

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Thank tundramac2004
Wetaskiwin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A place to learn and for children of all ages to learn and have fun. On the lower floor there is a place for children to dress up and play like they did years ago, so it gives an adult time to not rush through.

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Thank 346Theresa
Karen A, General Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you love the Pioneer Playrooms and Children's Legacy Centre as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon :) More 

Wetaskiwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

An excellent display of the city's history has been created and is very well done. Many historical exhibits are so interesting to view. The building is a historical entity in itself so a must see.

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Thank Darlene C
Karen A, General Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are very proud to tell the story of our great community, and honoured to work in this amazing building every day! More 

Wetaskiwin, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

By looking at the building you would not expect this museum to be to much. Wrong! It is full of interesting exhibits that are well displayed and described.

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Thank VLD1965
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We love the surprise on people's faces when they see how much we have inside our little treasure box of a building. Hope you will come back again soon. More 

Wetaskiwin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went and visited the gift shop today and found some very different gifts,I love the variety they have,looking for something different ? Then try the gift store at the museum.

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Thank Barb P
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! One of the hardest things about working here is staying out of the Gift Shop!! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located in a historic building in downtown Wetaskiwin, the Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum is well laid out in themes with many interesting and valuable artifacts. What makes it unique is the 'kids' play area.

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Thank demetrius1905
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! The playrooms are our favourite part too!! More 

Wetaskiwin, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went there for a school field trip. Did a scavenger hunt for info on stuff in the museum (Very Fun!). Needs an upgrade to put more exhibits. Everything else is good. Will definitely go there again.

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Thank William P
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks William! We too wish we had more space to tell all the great stories of Wetaskiwin and District!! More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you want to learn about the history of Wetaskiwin, this is a great smaller museum to stop by. In downtown Wetaskiwin and close to restaurants.

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Thank Sara782
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your afternoon, and yes we have problems choosing between the surrounding restaurants too! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

it is always fun to visit the smaller museums, and this is a good one. Place for the kids to hang out in the lower level, special attractions on the main, and a good local history section upstairs. Conveniently located right downtown.

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