Museums

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

6426-40 Avenue
Phone: 780-312-2065; 800-661-4726
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Located 2 Km west of Wetaskiwin on Highway 13, Reynolds-Alberta Museum features the largest collection of one-of-a-kind cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial equipment, from 1880 through to today. Check out the new exhibits, special events, watch a film in the Drive-In Theatre, visit the Children's Farm House, or see what's being restored by the professionals in the Restoration Shop and Conservation Lab. In summer, cruise the grounds in a chauffeur-driven vintage vehicle, or soar like an eagle in an open cockpit biplane. After a full day at the museum, or to get you started, enjoy a wonderful temptation at Cruisers Café located in the west wing of the museum.

Admission & Fares

  • Daily admission, group rates and annual passes are available.
  • Open year round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays from September through May (except holiday Mondays); closed December 24, 25 and January 1.

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

6426-40 Avenue
Phone: 780-312-2084; 1 800-661-4726, extension 2084
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Located adjacent to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, "The Hall" is is the Reynolds-Alberta Museum's Aviation Hanger. Here you can have a self-guided tour and learn about the contributions made by more than 200 of Canada's flying elite. Read the stories of individuals who pioneered and advanced aviation and aerospace in Canada captured through biographical panels, documents and aviation memorabilia as well as many of the actual aircraft that they love to fly.

Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum

5007-50 Avenue
Phone: 780-352-0227
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The award-winning Heritage Museum, in the heart of our historic downtown, provides the opportunity to uncover local history through three floors of interactive displays and exhibits. Engage with real artifacts in the one-of-kind Pioneer Play Rooms. Share in the lives of the extraordinary Women of Aspenland. Move forward with history as you uncover the dynamic heritage of the City, County, and Maskwacis Four Nations with displays that span from the time of the dinosaurs to the War Years.

Admission and Fares

  • SUMMER HOURS (May to Sept): Tuesday - Saturday ; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • WINTER HOURS: (Oct - Apr): Tuesday - Friday ; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays, Mondays and all statutory holidays.
  • Admission: Free but donations are gratefully accepted (charitable tax receipts are available).

Alberta Central Railway Museum

Phone: 780-352-2257
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Get On Track with History at the Alberta Central Railway Museum where you can wait for the train in a typical country station with waiting room, baggage room and telegraph office. Then take your pick of an exciting ride on the day liner or a vintage train. A scale layout of the 1930s Wetaskiwin railway yard shows you how railway was central to our prairie towns. The museum has a collection of Canadian Pacific rolling stock, heavy weight cars from the passenger era, freight equipment, cabooses, freight cars, and a snowplow.

Admission and Fares

  • Open May to September
    Wednesday to Sunday/Holiday Mondays: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $5; Students 6 to 17: $4; Children 3 to 5: $2; Children 2 and under: Free
    *Different rates apply on Railway Day - Aug 16th
  • Train Rides: $4 per person (runs 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Historic City Hall
Caretaker's Suite and Jail Cell Tours

4705-50 Avenue

Located in the basement of Historic City Hall is the Caretaker's Suite. The Caretaker was responsible for the care and maintenance of the entire building in the early 1900s. The Caretakers wife, in addition to looking after her family, cooked meals for the prisoners when needed. In 2007, when the building was refurbished for City Hall, the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum created a satellite exhibit by restoring the suite to depict life in the 1940s. The original jail cells of the Courthouse remain in the basement of Historic City Hall. Carved words and phrases can be seen on some of the bricks in the walls of the cells.

Admission and Fares

  • Tours are free, and take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • All tours must be booked in advance by calling 780-361-4417.

Wetaskiwin Archives

4904-51 Street
Phone: 780-361-4423
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Documents and photographs from as far back as the 1890s are stored at the City of Wetaskiwin Archives. You can trace your family history using 1902 tax or school records or find an 1895 picture of your great-grandfather among the more than 100,000 photographs in this collection. Records of businesses and community organizations are also among the holdings.

Admission and Fares

  • Admission is free of charge.
  • Wetaskiwin's Archives is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.