Take a sneak peak at our current exhibits, go on virtual tours, or read more about some of the artifacts on display.
yourself back to a time when the clip clop of horses filled the air...
Saskatchewan boomed with economic activity from the turn of the century to 1914. 1910 Boomtown captures the atmosphere and style of this bustling period. Over 30 buildings portray community life - from the general store overflowing with everything from nails to gingham, to the blacksmith shop ringing with the sound of the hammer striking the anvil.
Explore Boomtown -->
Stroll through Saskatoon's only vintage car collection and take a ride through transportation history. Check out a few of the highlights-->.
original Cobalt-60 Beam Therapy Unit, also known as the cobalt bomb,
is on permanent display at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum
(WDM). The Cancer Bomb, a permanent
exhibit sponsored by PotashCorp, honours the 60th anniversary of the
first successful treatment of cancer with this machine at University
Hospital in Saskatoon.
The WDM considers the cobalt bomb to be one of the most important artifacts in its collection. This machine, and others like it, has saved the lives of millions of cancer patients around the world. This is very much a Saskatchewan - and a Saskatoon - story.
Find out more about the Cancer Bomb -->
Winds of Change
Three turbines have been installed outside the Saskatoon Western Development
Museum and a permanent indoor companion exhibit sits ready to inform the
public about the past, present, and potential future of wind power in
Read more about Winds of Change -->
Completed in July 2009, this exciting, dynamic new centenary exhibit,
Winning the Prairie Gamble: Farm Life in Saskatchewan, is now open. The
exhibit traces the story of a farm family as it grows and changes over 100
See more of Winning the Prairie Gamble -->
Tractors and Farm Machinery
Our seasonal gallery features a variety of agricultural equipment from early
Agricultural artifacts have been a strength of the Western Development Museum collection since its founding in 1949.
This gallery is a must-see for machinery enthusiasts.
Saskatoon WDM is also home to the
Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame