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“Not as good as expected”

Western Development Museum
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Moose Jaw
Certificate of Excellence
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected”
Reviewed June 4, 2009

This branch of WDM covers transport and whilst it deals with the main points there is little detailed coverage. When we were there it was an open day for kids which was a mixed blessing as whilst there were plenty of staff around to deal with questions some of the little (or rather not so little) darlings were getting a bit boisterous by the time we left.

Given the importance of railways in opening the west coverage of this mode of transport is rather thin, and there is a rather disjointed collection of boats. There are a reasonable number of vheicles (horse and mechanically propelled) but little background information. There is scant coverage of road public transport and a rather peculiar selection of aircraft with little information.

No cafe. Shop long on gifts and short on books on the museum's subject matter.

Worth a short morning but not a particularly informative place.

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English first
Saskatoon, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“History of Transportation”
Reviewed September 11, 2005

The Moose Jaw branch of the Western Development Museum focuses on the history of transportation in Saskatchewan. This large facility houses an impressive collection of horse-drawn carts, automobiles, snow vehicles, boats, trains and aircraft. You are allowed to enter and sit in several of the cars, trains and airplane displays. Separate from the main display area is the Snowbirds gallery, devoted to the history of the Canadian Forces' aerobatic team. A short line narrow gauge rail car is operated outside the museum on weekends and holidays between Victoria Day in May and Labour Day in September. There is also a picnic site, concession and gift shop. Allow 2 hours minimum.

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