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!