Lacombe Museums

The Lacombe Museum is the caretaker of three heritage sites in historic downtown Lacombe: the Michener House, Blacksmith Shop, and Flatiron Building Museums
The Michener House is a Municipal and Provincial Historic Resource. It was built in 1894 as the Village of Lacombe Methodist Church Parsonage and is the oldest residence left in Lacombe today. Today it is historically significant as the birthplace of Right Honourable Roland Michener, former Governor General of Canada. Inside visitors can learn more about early 20th century life and explore the history of Lacombe in the newly renovated 1918 addition
The Blacksmith Shop Museum is a Municipal and Provincial Historic Resource, built in 1902. As the oldest continually operating blacksmith shop in Alberta, it is located on its original site and much of the historic machinery, including the forge, trip hammers and engine, are still in operating condition. Over the summer months see how iron is bent and formed into shapes through intense heat and loud trip hammers, and learn about the history and politics of blacksmithing in Western Canada. Try your hand at the forge by registering for our Workshop Series
The Flatiron Building is an integral part of the landscape of Lacombe and Central Alberta. As one of the most recognizable architectural structures, built in 1904 as the Merchants Bank of Canada, it is the oldest of three flatiron buildings that exist in Alberta. Today it houses a year-round exhibition space on the main floor, as well as the Lacombe Museum archives and main offices

Hours and Admission

Flatiron Building Museum: 
Open year-round 
Wednesday - Saturday 10-4:00 
Michener House Museum and Blacksmith Shop Museum: 
Open Victoria Day - Labour Day long weekend yearly. Check our website for opening hours. 

Admission is by donation (
Michener House Museum: 5036 51 Street Lacombe 
Blacksmith Shop Museum: 5020 49 Street Lacombe 
Flatiron Building Museum: 5005 50 Avenue Lacombe
Phone Number: (403) 782-3933