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Set in picturesque Muskoseepi Park, the Grande Prairie Museum, opened in 1971 with a focus on preserving the pioneer history of the area.

The Museum offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages. Our galleries feature both temporary and permanent exhibits including the first homesteaders, and traders who contributed to the development of the Peace Region. Visitors find a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus, prehistoric stone artifacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station, military displays and more.

The Grande Prairie Museum also includes our seasonal Heritage Village.

The Grande Prairie Museum is open 7 days a week, year-round and admission is always FREE!

Hours of Operation

Regular Hours:

September through June:

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer Hours:

Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Hours:

Saturday, February 17 – OPEN – 10am to 6pm

Sunday, February 18 – OPEN – 10am to 6pm
Family Day Fun Event at the Grande Prairie Museum
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fun for ALL ages
FREE Event!

Monday, February 19 – Family Day - OPEN – 12pm to 6pm

The Grande Prairie Museum is also open for special events during some statutory holidays with limited hours throughout the year. Please check here regularly and our Facebook page for special events and operating hours during holidays.

Location

10329 101 Ave.
Muskoseepi Park
Entrance and parking at 102 Ave. & 102 St.
Just a short walk over the footbridge from FREE public parking near Mini Links mini-golf course.

Public and Educational Programming

Check out our programming section for information about our public and educational programs.

Visit the event calendar for more activities and events.

Sharing Indigenous Culture: A New Exhibit

A new exhibit titled Sharing Indigenous Culture opened at the Grande Prairie Museum during our Community Christmas event on December 9, 2017.

The exhibit features items on loan from local collectors as well as pieces from the Grande Prairie Museum's collection. The various artifacts in the new display highlight the unique artistic style and technical creativity of each contributor.

First Nations and Métis cultures created their own artistic traditions and styles. Special ceremonial objects and embellished everyday items featured beads, quills, bark, sinew and natural pigments to create beautiful objects inspired by the natural world. Later contact with Europeans expanded Indigenous materials to include colourful glass beads and printed cloth.

The exhibit aims to honour the First Nations and Métis cultures strong ideas of respect and sharing and runs until
September 30, 2018.

Indigenous Peoples in Canada are the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The Grande Prairie Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Treaty 8 territory, traditional land of the First Nations and Métis peoples. These people were the original settlers of this land and have been here for thousands of years.

Connect with us!

Phone: 780-830-7090
Email:  culture@cityofgp.com

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The Grande Prairie Museum is also home to the
South Peace Regional Archives

 

Last updated: 2/2/2018 2:19:36 PM