Carberry Plains Museum

Tourism Region: Western Manitoba

local history museum



520 - 4th Avenue
Carberry, Manitoba
R0K 0H0

Telephone: 204-834-2797
Fax: 204-834-2795

Mailing Address: 
Carberry Plains Museum
PO 1072, Carberry, Manitoba
R0K 0H0

Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

June, July, August

Open: Daily, 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Closed: Closed Canada Day and August Civic Holiday

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

Carberry Plains Museum has a large collection ranging from archaeological artifacts dating from the 16th century to artifacts representing local European settlement from 1870's to present day.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 10 000


Local archival information can be obtained from the Carberry Plains Archives

Prints and Drawings • Films and Videos

Decorative Arts

All decorative arts are local and date from 1878 to present day

Glass • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts

Our fine arts includes works by Mary Ann Alabaster Criddle and her descendants, 20th century First Nations and Inuit art, and a large variety of quilts from th 19th and 20th centuries.

Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European

Contemporary • Historical
Other Period: 1882-1930

Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sketchbooks or Albums

Folk Art

Human History

Carberry Plains Museum human history collection is mainly representative of European homesteaders 1878- 1950. It includes exhibits which describe their religious lives, social lives, agricultural practices, and education. Many prominent local families are featured. We also have several artifacts from the World Wars. Our women's and children's costumes from the mid and late 19th century are not to be missed and include rare work dresses from the 1860's.

Agriculture • Archaeological Objects • Ceremonial Objects • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints

Natural Sciences

Carberry Plains Museum has detailed exhibits on all facets of agriculture including clearing the land, harvest, dairy, and animal husbandry.

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zooarchaeological Specimens • Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves)

Paleontological Collections

Services & Activities

Research Services

Films • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Slide Library

Educational Programs

Demonstrations • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) • Seniors Programs

Visitor Services

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Children's Activities or Services • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Free • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 10

Activities: Fundraising, cataloguing, interpretation, maintenance, displays

Member Privileges

Tax receipt

Food Services

Picnic Area

Publications & Products

Annual Reports • Brochures