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Marvel at the power of massive steam engines, gleaming 1920s vehicles and the incredible natural resources of Saskatchewan. Feel the coziness of home and the neighbourly connection of a small town main street in the outdoor village. Stand in the shadow of an iconic grain elevator, a once-familiar sentinel in every prairie town.

  • Exhibit Hall

    Be inspired by the ingenuity and resilience of Saskatchewan people as you explore the North Battleford WDM. Old Abe the eagle, long time symbol of the J.I. Case machinery company, towers nearly four metres above a collection of vintage vehicles. Vignettes of rural life offer a glimpse into the world...

  • 100 Years of Saskatchewan History

    This exhibit celebrates 100 years of Saskatchewan. Events on the 1905 to 2005 timeline chronicle Saskatchewan achievements and challenges during the first 100 years of the province. Scan the northern forests and minerals underground in a display of Saskatchewan natural resources. The Theatre celebrates Saskatchewan people and places.

  • Heritage Farm and Village

    We have 100 acres (40 hectares), with over 30 homes and businesses representing the boom years of the 1920s - and a farmstead. The Heritage Farm and Village is open for the season.

    Check out a few of the highlights.
  • Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think

    Behind Racism is on exhibit at the WDM North Battleford from June 13 - September 20, 2024. This exhibition explores the mental processes that contribute to racism and discrimination. It shows how the processes that can help us think and act quickly can lead to dangerous biases against people who...


    Exploring Saskatchewan History Through the Clothes We Wore A Virtual Exhibit The clothes we wear offer clues to who we are and where we come from. What we wear can often tell others about our hobbies and interests, our skills, our cultural background or our jobs. Some clothing is purely functional....

  • Saskatchewan Views the Global Pandemic

    A Crowd-Sourced Exhibit from the Western Development Museum   This online exhibition was launched while the Western Development Museum closed its doors to keep our communities safe during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. For 18 months (April 2020 to September 2021), the WDM collected photographs from Saskatchewan people...

  • Dr. Alfred Shadd Virtual Exhibit

    This exhibit is a tribute to Dr. Shadd and his work. Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd was the first person of African ancestry known to settle in what is now Saskatchewan. The WDM would like to thank the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. and the Melfort & District Museum for...

  • Spanish Flu in Saskatchewan: 1918-19 A virtual exhibit based on the Spanish Flu exhibit at the WDM Saskatoon.

    Spanish Flu in Saskatchewan: 1918-19 A virtual exhibit based on the Spanish Flu exhibit at the WDM Saskatoon. *This online gallery contains mature subject matter. Visitor discretion is advised. The history of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19 is more relevant today, more than 100 years later, than perhaps any...

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