Didsbury and District Museum

The Didsbury Museum hosts three floors of displays in our beautiful two-storey brick building, a Provincial Historic Resource. Fondly called the "Old Red Brick School", the building was constructed in 1907 and classes officially began in 1908. It operated as a school until 1986. During its long history, it was also home to the first free library in Alberta, it was used as a temporary hospital during the Spanish Flu epidemic, and it was a military training facility for the newly formed Canadian Armed Forces. In 1989, the building became the home of the Didsbury Museum. 

The Didsbury Museum is owned and operated by the Didsbury and District Historical Society. The Museum tells the story of the founding, settlement and development of Didsbury, Alberta and the surrounding area, from the late 1800s to the present, in order to preserve the past for future generations.

At more than 8,665 square feet, the Didsbury Museum is one of the largest museums in Mountain View County. Visitors are greeted with ten themed exhibit rooms, such as the Classroom, Agriculture, Military, Homestead, etc. Additionally, the hallways are full of displays focusing on our local area heritage and culture. You will often find the museum bustling with activity from our extensive team of volunteers, local community groups who use the function room at the museum or the frequent, well attended public programming held at the museum.

The museum is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible thanks to an elevator installed in 2011, welcoming visitors just steps inside the large, iconic red doors. The museum grounds, lovingly maintained by volunteers, boast many historic items to enjoy such as a restored 1950s fire truck. The grounds also have benches and picnic tables for visitors to relax and enjoy the gardens.

  • Room rentals for functions and special events with full kitchen, free WiFi and A/V capabilities. 
  • Home of the Mountain View Model Railroad Club (both indoor and outdoor trains).
  • Operate the Veterans Banner Program for Didsbury and area.

  • Hours and Admission:

    Year Round
    Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. during summer or by appointment 

    Admission by donation.

    Address: 2110 21 Ave, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada T0M 0W0
    Directions: About four blocks northwest of downtown Didsbury.
    Phone Number: (403) 335-9295