Prince Albert Historical Museum - Historic Places Days

Prince Albert Historical Museum

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
10 River Street East, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
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Hours
Summer Hours Daily 9:00 - 17:00. Winter Hours Monday - Friday 9:00 - 16:00 weekdays
Phone
3067642992

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The Historical Museum is located at the north end of Central Avenue on River Street. Constructed in 1911-12 as the Central Fire Hall, it was in operation as a firehall for 63 years, until 1975. On November 19, 1975, the fire alarm was rung for the last time as operations moved to the new building on 15th Street East.

On June 15, 1977, the Heritage Museum, as it was then known, was officially opened to the public. In 1983, the name was changed to the Historical Museum to avoid confusion with the Senior’s Heritage Centre. The building was given municipal heritage status in 1981. Today, the Historical Museum houses the Bill Smiley Archives, a seasonal tearoom, the Historical Society’s office and is the hub for all volunteer activities, as well as artefact storage and large display areas on three floors.

Museum exhibits are located on all three floors:

  • Main Level: Military, Indigenous, fire department and civic history
  • Second Level: Early settler history diaramas, sports history, and religious information
  • Lower Level: Early business and industry history.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  • It was built in 1912 – the building was a firehall until 1975. In 1977 the museum moved in.
  • Located in the old firehall, this museum features some of the original architectural features, like the fire poles!
  • The oldest artifact at this museum is a dugout canoe.

Location

10 River Street East, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
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