The Didsbury Museum, situated in the Town of Didsbury, Alberta, has been established to tell the story of the founding, settlement and development of the community in and surrounding the Town of Didsbury from the late 1800s to the present.
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Exhibits at the Didsbury Museum

We are very proud of our Museum. This page will show what you can expect to find in each room as you discover the past, and founders, of our wonderful community and surrounding area.

Our gathering place.  We host coffee and conversations here.  This room is available for private and public user groups to meet. Articles are from Merchant shops of the 1930s, 1940s, and into the 1960s.
MERCANTILE ROOM
You will find displays and items directly related to Didsbury community member's contributions to both World Wars and other conflicts. Uniforms displayed are official and were worn by local residents.
MILITARY & COMMUNITY SERVICES
Items of clothing that would be found in a turn of the century home. There is an organ from the 1900s, a baby crib, and a bed, complete with bed warmer, which coals from the fire would be put in to make the bed nice and cozy on those cold Alberta nights.
HOMESTEAD ROOM
You might remember sitting in desks similar when you went to school.  This is one of our favourite rooms to host the elementary students when they come on their visits.
SCHOOLROOM
Here you will find items used for turn of the century and later farming and livestock care. See our Egg Grading Station, a wild oat separator, and tools like lumber saws and scythes.
AGRICULTURE
Many sports and Didsbury athletes have put Didsbury on the provincial and international map.  We have an Olympic tie as swimmer, Jillian Tyler, calls Didsbury home.
SPORTS
Here are items used before the smart phone in your pockets were even a glimmer of an idea.  Didsbury had its own AGT building, where an operator would connect you to the business or residence you wanted to speak to, provided you knew the 3 or 4 digit number!
COMMUNICATIONS
Our chapel features items from church groups that have served our area, including Anglican, Lutheran, Zion Evangelical, and United. This chapel can be rented out for small weddings, perfect for those who like a more intimate setting.
WORSHIP
Equipment and records of the medical history of the Didsbury and Mountain View County area. Includes children's cough syrup, special ointments, and mercury-based antiseptic tablets!
MEDICAL CLINIC
Set up and maintained by the Mountain View Model Railroad Club, the miniature trains showcase their importance to western expansion in Canada, bringing settlers and immigrants west to seek their new lives and fortunes in the New World.
RAILROAD
Take a moment to check out the handmade quilts hanging in the Homestead Room and the Schoolroom.
QUILTS
Our hallways have mini displays depicting our First Nations traditional territories, artwork by local artists, author and Registered Nurse, and a pictoral homage to our town's namesake in Didsbury, Manchester, England.
HALL EXHIBITS

Every day is Museum Day!

Plan to spend extra time in our Military Room as you read stories from our veterans and enjoy the War Brides exhibit.
A beautiful love story appears in our Military Room - a story of a World War II "War Bride". The story centres around an English girl working in a factory building airplanes in Leeds. It's the story of an Alberta farm boy who signed up to serve and was sent to Leeds, England. Lewis & Margaret Brinson

Movies filmed in Didsbury include Robin Wright's Land, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in Let Him Go, Gene Hackman and Lee Marvin's Prime Cut, plus TV Shows Wynonna Earp, Fargo will Billy Bob Thornton, Under the Banner of Heaven with Andrew Garfield, and Guilty Party with Kate Beckinsale.
Didsbury is Open for Show Business! An exhibit in our Communications Room of the movies and television shows that have been filmed right here in Didsbury. Also includes a tribute to Didsbury author, Janette Oke, author of the "When Calls the Heart", television series.

The beginning of Didsbury's Veterans Banner project coincided with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
In 2019, the Historical Society embarked on a Veterans Banner Project that sees banners honouring local veterans installed on the town's light posts. In 2021, we added another 10 banners to the original 13 and the 16 from 2020. This is a natural extension of our War Memorabilia display.

The Didsbury Museum is one of the most loved buildings in town and hosts many signature events in Didsbury. DIDSBURY MUSEUM
2110 - 21 Avenue
Box 1175
Didsbury, Alberta
T0M 0W0
Phone: 403-335-9295

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HOURS:
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Plan 1 - 2 hours for your visit
ADMISSION BY DONATION
Suggested donation
$5 per person

Wheelchair Accessible
Free Street Parking

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The Didsbury Museum has been recognized by the Alberta Museums Association. The Didsbury Museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution, in the service of society and its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.     To qualify as a Provincial Historic Resource, historic places like the Didsbury Museum must normally be associated with a significant aspect of Alberta's past and retain the physical site features necessary to convey this significance. Click here to share your experiences on TripAdvisor.
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The Didsbury Museum is owned by the Didsbury & District Historical Society and operated by volunteers.

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