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The Galt Museum & Archives/Akaisamitohkanao’pa is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile, and is committed to international museum standards. The Galt Museum & Archives hosts several award winning programs every week for a range of ages and interests. They hold free museum community days regularly throughout the year, and put on some of the best fundraising events in Lethbridge including the famous Beer Tasting Tour each September.



The archives at The Galt Museum & Archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and more than 1 million archival documents and photographs. Their collections continue to grow.


The history of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibits, special events, and school and community programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and regional souvenirs and gifts. Volunteers donate their time and talents year round to enhance the incredible work of museum staff.


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Just west of downtown, you can get to the museum by following 5th Ave. S. past Scenic Drive. The parking lot is located at the end of the cul-de-sac, just to the north of the building.

Details at a glance

2805 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: 403-394-2403
Toll Free: 1-888-384-8687