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Western Development Museum locations are ready to welcome visitors back!

WDM locations will be opening in August with revised hours and limits on the number of visitors allowed at a time.

Members and volunteers will be able to visit the WDM Moose Jaw, WDM North Battleford, and WDM Yorkton starting August 5, 2020. These locations will begin welcoming the public on August 12, 2020.

The WDM Saskatoon will reopen for member and volunteer visits on August 12, 2020 and the general public on August 19, 2020.

All WDM locations will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. On weekdays, the first hour of the day (11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday through Friday) will be reserved for senior citizens and anyone more vulnerable to the coronavirus.

“We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to our Museums!” said Joan Kanigan, CEO. “It’s been a long 5 months, and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure visitors have a safe experience when they visit.”

To ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been put in place. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and will be required to provide contact information upon arriving for contact tracing purposes. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available in multiple locations. More information on the protocols and procedures can be found here.

All public programming and summer events remain cancelled and the K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 at the WDM Moose Jaw will not be operating this year. Corporate Office will remain closed to the public, and we will not be accepting artifact donations until further notice.

Media Inquiries:

Joan Kanigan, CEO
Western Development Museum

  • Finally‼️ A time allocated for seniors where we don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to benefit! Looking forward to August to visit.

  • I am having 7 grandkids ranging age from 3 to 15 here in the city with me during the first week of July 2021. Besides “Boomtown,” are there going to be other attractions at your museum that they would find interesting during that time frame?

    • Thank you for your question. I am so happy to hear you are having visitors this summer!

      Along with Boomtown Street, there many other exhibits to see at the WDM Saskatoon, including the agricultural machinery exhibit, A Saskatchewan Story (Winning the Prairie Gamble), and the Transportation Gallery. During that time frame, we also have seek and find scavenger hunts that are included with Museum admission. More information on those can be found at:

      I hope your grandchildren have a wonderful visit!

      -Tanya Callaway
      Communications and Media Relations

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