These research interests emerged from a thorough survey of the 314 currently operating museums in Alberta. They represent the most common types of museums, while also highlighting unusual or interesting ones. Most historic sites and museums, including small town and rural museums, nevertheless fit into multiple categories. We have focused on one primary classification for each museum on the pages of this website and visitors can consult the map
to cross-reference museum content.
Museums (includes unusual and one-of-a-kind museums that push boundaries) such as the Gopher Hole Museum, Donalda Lamp Museum, the National Music Centre, and YouthLink
Museums (includes pioneer and agricultural museums) such as Caroline Wheels of Time, Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site, Etzikom Museum, and the Grain Academy and Museum
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Museums (includes train, street car, automobile, truck, and aviation museums) such as the Remington Carriage Museum, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, and Alberta Railway Museum