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COVID -19 Policies and Procedures

The Western Development Museum (WDM) has been welcoming visitors from around the world to learn about the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present-day for more than 70 years.  We have taken numerous precautions to create a clean, comfortable, and enjoyable environment. Whether you are a returning visitor or new to the Museum, we are working hard to ensure not only a memorable visit but a safe one, too.

We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms to please stay home.

Visiting the Museum

Hours of Operation:
All WDM locations are open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Boomtown Café at the WDM Saskatoon is open daily from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Masks are recommended at all WDM locations, but not required.
Please maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance between you and other visitors.
Please use hand sanitizer found throughout the Museum.
Do NOT touch the artifacts or exhibits. Artifacts cannot be cleaned using disinfectant – it will damage them.

For Your Safety

  • Physical distancing is encouraged – visitors that are not visiting together should maintain 6 feet (2 meters) distance or more from others.
  • Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the Museum.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization for all public areas and surfaces will take place throughout the day.
  • For information on catering and rental activities, please contact the WDM location directly. Click on the location you are inquiring about:  WDM Moose Jaw WDM North Battleford WDM Saskatoon WDM Yorkton

Check out the video below for information on why we don’t touch artifacts in a museum. Help us to protect our artifacts.



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