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.

August 2014: CKUA Radio did a story about the Claresholm School of Agriculture that was open for 18 years, educating students in various areas of agriculture. Megan Clark spoke to former Museum Executive Director Miranda Grol and local resident Ross Mouser. You can listen to the story HERE.

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 1893 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

Questions about the museum? Email them at  The Exhibit Hall is open to the public from May to Labour Day every day, and the rest of the year it is open by appointment. For more information, please contact them at (403) 625-1742.

Visitor Information located in the CPR Depot and the Museum Exhibit Hall (the new building) are now CLOSED for the season, and will re-open May 2016. 

We are, however, open by appointment (to researchers, school or tour groups) by phoning the Museum at 403-625-1742 or 403-625-3131 or e-mailing: