The Historical Museum

Firehall under construction  Picture of current museum formerly a firehall

The Historical Museum is located at the north end of Central Avenue on River Street. Constructed in 1911-12 as the Central Fire Hall, it was in operation as a firehall for 63 years, until 1975. On November 19, 1975, the fire alarm was rung for the last time as operations moved to the new building on 15th Street East.

On June 15, 1977, the Heritage Museum, as it was then known, was officially opened to the public. In 1983, the name was changed to the Historical Museum to avoid confusion with the Senior’s Heritage Centre. The building was given municipal heritage status in 1981. Today, the Historical Museum houses the Bill Smiley Archives, a seasonal tearoom, the Historical Society’s office and is the hub for all volunteer activities, as well as artefact storage and large display areas on three floors.

Museum exhibits are located on all three floors:

  • Main Level: Military, Indigenous, fire department and civic history
  • Second Level: Early settler history diaramas, sports history, and religious information
  • Lower Level: Early business and industry history.

During the summer months, a tea room is open on the second floor.

This museum and the Society's offices are open year round.  Tours must be booked in advance. If you are interested in volunteering with the Society, please contact our Manager/Curator.

Historical Museum

10 River Street East
Prince Albert, SK, S6V 8A9
Phone # (306) 764-2992