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Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum

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Address: 5007 50 Avenue, 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 nice taste of history and Wetaskiwin heritage

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Darlene C
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Wetaskiwin
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Wetaskiwin
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Wetaskiwin, Canada
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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137 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Red Deer, Canada
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I went to the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum in June and it was fantastic. There is an amazingly done War of 1812 display. It is filled with much of the history of Wetaskiwin and the area. There is much to explore in this museum on all of the levels. On the lower level there is a general store area... More 

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

What a compliment! Please do come back and visit us soon! More 

Courtenay, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I recently visited the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum in Wetaskiwin Alberta. This museum is a bit like visiting Grandma's place. It is filled with many objects and items that just continually make you say to yourself "I remember that!". There are three levels to the museum and it is nicely arranged to showcase the history of a small town relative to... More 

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1 Thank Lori W
Karen A, Manager at Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! It is always nice to hear when we make our guests feel at home. Hopefully you will be able to come back and visit us soon. More 

Alberta
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stopped by thinking it would be a nice way to spend an hour if that. Well I couldn't get my kids to leave!!! This place transformed the basement into an old school house, an old country kitchen, an old general store, and back yard! The kids got to play with real old fashioned tools. From the old fashion stove... More 

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