Our galleries feature both temporary and permanent exhibits for visitors to immerse themselves in. Visitors can find a wide variety of displays, including a replica paleontological dig site featuring locally found bones of an Edmontosaurus, prehistoric stone artifacts used by the early Indigenous people to settle this area, transportation artifacts including a replica train station, military displays and much more.
Feature exhibit in the Isabel Campbell/Mel Rodacker Gallery
You may think recycling is a modern idea but in fact, people have recycled since ancient times. Today we recycle to save the environment but in the past they recycled out of sheer necessity and to help various causes such as victory in World War II. This exhibit will show you how recycling has changed since Pioneer times, give you some tips on how to recycle better today and show some stunning examples of creative re-use.
This unique area features a replica archaeological dig site of the Edmontosaurus, aboriginal artifacts, and fossils, rocks and minerals found in the area.
Showcasing artifacts and interpretive displays of the pioneer and early years of our community.
Throughout the Gallery, our exhibits are enhanced by many murals by local artist Tim Heimdal.
Get the feel of an old-time train station and try our model trains in our replica Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Train Station.
Items in the Collection
Approximately 55,000 items belong in the Grande Prairie Museum's overall collection, including:
- Prehistoric era rocks, fossils and bones with some items dating back 400 million years
- Artistic display showcasing a wide variety of local Indigenous stone implements, some dating back 11,500 years
- Items that depict early explorers of the Peace County
- Fur trade artifacts
- Survey equipment used to map this area
- Collections showcasing early settler items of every description: medical, communication, education, industry and businesses
- Historical lumber industry items
- Items depicting the history of the railway and its impact on the community