Tourism Region: Canadian Badlands
In the heart of the Canadian Badlands is the Homestead Museum. It preserves the story of early pioneers in the Drumheller region from 1876 to 1945. Artifacts include household items, agricultural machinery and other tools, an excellent collection of vintage vehicles including horse drawn and motorized, a fascinating array of lifestyle items, and some military and original Canadian artifacts.
About the Collections
Our two-headed calf is a popular exhibit and our collection of vintage tractors, vehicles and tools tell the stories of rural life in the early 20th century. A "Barbershop", "Beauty Parlour", and "General Store" recall town life while clothing, china, toys, housewares and furniture reflect the lifestyle of a bygone time.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 8000
Many decorative arts that were typical of the pioneer era are represented including lace making, tatting, hair weaving, period clothing, musical instruments and ceramics.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Folk Art • War Art
Many aspects of local pioneer life are represented: early agriculture, mining, ranching and commerce as well as lifestyle of the time.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
A small exhibit in the museum is dedicated to the natural environment of the region, including locally indigenous animals and plant life.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals • Rocks
Services & Activities
The museum has a gift shop, parking and picnic area. Located next to an amusement facility (Funland)
Conservation or Restoration •
Occasionally, guest speakers demonstrate farm machinery or household equipment such as spinning wheels, rope making machine, walking plows etc.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Picnic area, gift shop & washrooms.
Children's Activities or Services
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 15
Activities: board members, clean-up, repair, maintenance, fund raising, special events
member may use card for admission
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Local Tourism Links
Publications and Products
The gift shop has a selection of art, crafts, photography & quilts by local artisans, wooden & modern toys, reproduction housewares, decorative items and wooden signs.
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
901 North Dinosaur Trail
Box 3154, Drumheller, Alberta
Hours of Operation
Open daily May 1 - October Thasnksgiving weekend
Open: May 1 - June 15, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
July - Oct 31: Mon to Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and
Thurs to Sun 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sept. 1 - Thanksgiving 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Day after thanskgiving - April 30
Adults - $5.00 Children <6 - n/c
Students - $3.00 Family - $12.00
Seniors - $3.00 (2A & 2+ St.)