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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.

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.

ADMISSION IS FREE!

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

Regular Hours (starting September 3, 2016):

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Summer Hours (starting July 2, 2016):

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Heritage Village Barn

Location:

10329 101 Ave

Access from Muskoseepi Park entrance at 102 Ave. & 102 St. Just a short walk over the footbridge from FREE public parking near mini-golf course.

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 Moose on most of our promo materials and be 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 famous 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!

 


Learning Centre:

Click here for information about our Educational Programs & School Tours.

Contact us!

Phone: 780-830-7090
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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!

     

    AMA 2014 - 2019 Logo

    WE 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.

    Special Acknowledgements!

    The Grande Prairie Museum would like to acknowledge two major sponsors:

    County of Grande Prairie LogoMD Greenview Logo
    The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, have regularly provided grant funding to allow us to continue to offer a wide variety of Programming, new exhibits and special events for our Community and surrounding areas.
    Through their valuable contributions and support, we have been able to host free Community events, add additional events and activities to our annual itinerary, secure a wide variety of unique entertainment and activities for the public to participate in, and continuously tap into valuable resources that allow us to continue to be an integral part of Grande Prairie's cultural mosaic.

      Last updated: 1/11/2017 3:52:27 PM