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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’s galleries highlight the first homesteaders and those who contributed to the development of the Peace Region. Visitors will also find a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus. Other gallery exhibits include Prehistoric stone artifacts used by the first Aboriginal people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station and military and war displays.

Take a look at our special 50th Anniversary video below, it will give you a brief insight on the early beginnings of your Museum as well as our two other heritage locations: the Heritage Discovery Centre, in Centre 2000, and the Forbes Homestead Provincial Historic Resource:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMA 2014 - 2019 LogoWE are an AMA Recognized Museum!

The Grande Prairie Museum is proud to announce that it is the latest institution in Alberta to receive the Recognized Museum designation from the Alberta Museums Association (AMA).

This designation extends our status until 2019.

Find all about our Recognized Museum status here.

 

What to expect during your visit with us!

The Grande Prairie Museum consists of the Rodacker/Campbell Gallery located in the main museum building, which is home to our temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as an outdoor Heritage Village.

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Heritage Village

The adjoining Heritage Village is open May through September and consists of 14 historical buildings from the Grande Prairie area. The Hudson Bay Post dates from 1896 and is one of the oldest building in the area. The machine shed features antique farm equipment, old cars and other mechanical items from days gone by.

Discover the history of our Heritage Village

 

 

 

Museum Moose

 

Who's that Moose?

You may have noticed this lovely 'time traveling' Moose in our Anniversary video above and on most of our promo materials and wondering who she is. Well, if you've visited our museum's gallery, and heard the phrase: "just past the white moose will take you out to our village..." you may have noticed this infamous white moose in our GP Wildlife display. She is modeled after this moose and goes by the name of Macy the Moose! Keep an eye out for Macy during Museum special events!

 

 

 

Did You Know?

SPRA LogoThe Grande Prairie Museum is also home to the South Peace Regional Archives. The SPRA is the Central Repository for the documentary history of the South Peace, preserving archival material donated by individuals, organizations, and governments.

Check out the SPRA Facebook Page for more information!

     

    ADMISSION IS FREE! 

    The Grande Prairie Museum is open daily, year-round - 7 days a week!

    Winter Hours:

    Monday to Friday:       8:30am to 6:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday:  10:00am to 6:00pm

    Summer Hours (starting July 2, 2016):

    Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 8:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm

    We are open on certain holidays throughout the year. Hours of operation on holidays may vary. Please contact us to find out the hours of operation for specific holidays.

    Contact us!

    Feel free to Contact Us with any questions or to find out more about us!

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      Last updated: 5/24/2016 2:03:13 PM