Claresholm and District Museum

The Claresholm Museum now has a new website!  Please visit them HERE for all their information, and contact them at (403) 625-1742 if you have questions or comments.

The Claresholm Museum, officially opened in 1969, is committed to preserving and exhibiting the history of this unique region of Southern Alberta. The museum is located in our historic sandstone railway station. The station was built in 1912 using sandstone blocks salvaged from Calgary’s 1883 Canadian Pacific Railway depot. Our station served the community until passenger service was discontinued in 1965. After the station was closed, the building was acquired by the Town of Claresholm for a museum. The station’s special history and impressive architecture has been recognized, and the building was granted Provincial Historic Resource designation in 2004.

The Town of Claresholm had a new Museum Exhibit Hall building contructed in 2008 which is situated directly east of the original building.  The Visitor Information Centre, housed in the CPR building, is open from mid-May to mid-October, and are happy to answer questions. You may contact them by phone at (403) 625-3131 or by email at visitorinfo@townofclaresholm.com.

Questions about the museum? Email them at museum@townofclaresholm.com.  The Exhibit Hall is open to the public year round. Mid-May to mid-October every day, and the rest of the year it is open Tuesday to Friday from 1:00 to 4:00pm. The Exhibit Hall can also be open by appointment. For more information, please contact them at (403) 625-1742.

Visitor Information located in the CPR Depot is closed for the season as of Monday, October 14th, 2013. See you in May 2014!
The Museum Exhibit Hall (the new building) is open Tuesday to Friday 1:00 to 4:00pm or by appointment from October 2013 to May 2014.