If a picture is worth a thousand words, the stories this building could tell are legendary.
The Galt, as it is known locally, portrays the colourful history of southern Alberta in an intricate and engaging tapestry. Set at the edge of the meandering Oldman River valley, the museum houses 5,000 square feet of interactive displays that are open for exploration and discovery every day. If you’re up for a bit of an excursion, the museum also conducts a variety of offsite tours that place you in the middle of southern Alberta’s living history.
The Galt’s original Edwardian-style building was a hospital that first opened in 1910. The energy of its origin is still very much present today, resting on visitors’ shoulders like a guiding hand as they walk through the building’s wide corridors. In fact, patrons and employees over the years have claimed to have heard, seen, and felt the presence of those that worked and were treated at the hospital in days gone by.
Even with its strong history The Galt Museum is a progressive gathering place, offering a unique experience in one of the region’s most celebrated locations. Explore the museum’s extensive grounds and trail system overlooking the picturesque valley, take part in weekly programs, attend popular events, and create your own piece of southern Alberta history.