The Prince Albert Historical Museum
Prince Albert is rich with history. From the start of its settlement in 1862, Prince Albert rapidly underwent development, which attracted others to settle down in the middle of Saskatchewan.
We are fortunate that people like Bill Smiley realized the value of preserving important historical documentation. Thanks to his efforts and those that followed, there are now over 12,000 photographs, 300,000 negatives, and 12,000 documents stored in the Bill Smiley Archives at the Prince Albert Historical Museum.
The present home of the Prince Albert Historical Museum was built in 1912. It served as the Central Fire Hall for 63 years until the fire department moved to a new location in 1975 and it was converted into a museum.
The Prince Albert Historical Museum is open seasonally to the public with its daily summer hours starting on May 23rd 2017, 9am until 5pm and on Thursday until 9pm. Prices start at $1 for children between the ages of 6-12 and $2 for 12 and over. Children under the age of 6 are free!
Group tours are available by booking and by request. With featured attractions like the gift shop, children's activities, and the Funky Fresh Cafe, the museum is a great place to enjoy an afternoon learning about the rich history of Prince Albert.