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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the museum? Email them at email@example.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.
As of FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 both buildings are open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Please stop by for a visit!