Galloway Station Museum, Archives & Travel Centre - Historic Places Days

Galloway Station Museum, Archives & Travel Centre

Edson, Alberta
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
223 55th Street, Edson, AB, Canada
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Hours
9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Phone
780-723-5696

The Galloway Station Museum, Travel Centre & Archives welcomes locals and visitors from all over the world to celebrate our rich history.

We embrace the mud and the muskeg that is our home, educating one and all on the hardships of early settlers who had to battle these elements on a daily basis. We tell the stories of those who shaped this raw, rough land into thriving, modern communities.

The Galloway tells the story of Edson’s railway roots and the area’s role in the epic folly of the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern’s race west.

The museum will take you back to the early days of the Coal Branch, chronicling the lives of miners from around the globe who risked life and limb to provide for their families.

We help people link the past to the present – touting not only geographical attractions of the area, but also historical high points that enrich the experiences, and the lives, of locals and travelers.

Amenities

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

Fun Facts

The Galloway Station Museum was originally a Canadian Northern Railway Station called ‘Dandurand’ from 1912-1917

– The Dandurand Station was later moved to a section point known as Galloway, becoming the third Galloway Station at this site

– The Galloway Station moved to four different locations before finding its forever home in the heart of Edson

– The Galloway Station Museum officially opened to the public as a museum in 1981

– In 2011, the Galloway Station Museum was renovated to expand the facility to more than twice its original size!

– Today the Galloway Station Museum, Travel Centre & Archives not only functions as a museum but also a visitor/travel centre, art gallery, gift shop and rental facility

– We also host escape rooms in the basement of the historic Galloway Station

Did You Know? Edson was part of the first aerial police chase in Canadian history! Visit gallowaystationmuseum.com/reports-presentations for more information.

 

Location

223 55th Street, Edson, AB, Canada
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