Didsbury Museum - Historic Places Days

Didsbury Museum

Didsbury, Alberta
House Museum/Homestead
2110 21 Avenue, Didsbury, AB, Canada
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Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Sundays in July and August from 1 - 4 pm.

The building was constructed in 1907 as a school, and was designated a Provincial Historic Site in 1997.  It is considered the main tourist attraction in the Town of Didsbury, Alberta.  We host many events throughout the year, including special celebrations and festivals.

Fondly called the “Old Red Brick School”, the building was also home to the first free library in Alberta. In 1918, the school was used as a hospital during the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a yard for the military troops.

At more than 8,665 square feet, the Didsbury Museum is the largest museum in Mountain View County! Our gorgeous ceilings are 13 feet high! There are 16 rooms including offices and washrooms, 10 of which are complete exhibit rooms. As well as the individual rooms, our hallways are full of displays focusing on our local area heritage.

Our Signature Exhibits include over 10,000 artifacts organized in 16 rooms!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • Mountain View Model Railroad Club has their exhibit upstairs – a slightly smaller version of what our county looked like before all the towns and communities were incorporated.
  • The building was used as a yard and training area for the military troops during World War II.
  • It was also pressed into service as a hospital during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
  • A beautiful love story appears in our Military Room – a story of a World War II “War Bride”.
  • An exhibit in our Communications Room of the movies and television shows that have been filmed right here in Didsbury. Also includes a tribute to Didsbury author, Janette Oke, author of the “When Calls the Heart”, television series.


2110 21 Avenue, Didsbury, AB, Canada
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