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Exhibits

Take your breath away - step into the WDM Saskatoon. A visit to Boomtown lets you walk through time. Saskatchewan inspired stories unfold everywhere as you journey from 1910 to the present.

  • Precious Metal – Agricultural Machinery Exhibit

    The WDM has one of the largest agricultural machinery collections in Canada. In this exhibit, giant gasoline tractors and steam traction engines from the 1910s rest alongside "newer" machines from the 1920s and 1930s. Harvesting equipment from the reaper to the threshing machine bear witness to the enormous amount of power...

  • Boomtown Street

    Saskatchewan boomed with economic activity from the turn of the century to 1914. Landseekers flooded the west and towns grew almost overnight. 1910 Boomtown, an indoor representation of a typical Saskatchewan town, recaptures the atmosphere and style of this bustling period. Over 30 buildings await!

    Check out a few of the Boomtown buildings
  • Winning the Prairie Gamble

    Celebrate 100 years of Saskatchewan! Check out a few highlights of this exhibit below.

    Find out more about Winning the Prairie Gamble
  • Transportation Gallery

    This exhibit includes a wide range of modes of transportation from horsedrawn to motorized including agricultural, commercial and private vehicles. Highlights 1929 Ford Model A; 1938 Minneapolis Moline UDLX Comfortractor; 1960 Plymouth Fury; 1948 Chrysler Coupe; Ornithopter made by Ralph Vallevand of Elbow

    Find out more about the Transportation Gallery
  • The Cancer Bomb

    The Cancer Bomb exhibit features the original Cobalt-60 Beam Therapy Unit, also known as the cobalt bomb, and honours the inspiring story of the first successful treatment of cancer with this machine at University Hospital in Saskatoon in 1949. The WDM considers the cobalt bomb to be one of the most important...

    Find out more about the Cobalt-60
  • Fuelled by Innovation

    Explore the world of alternative fuel vehicles. Some are homegrown in Saskatchewan; others came from beyond our borders. From the practical to the fanciful, all reflect a spirit of innovation. Connect past to present as you discover that many of today’s innovations are rooted in yesterday’s ideas.

    Find out more about Fuelled by Innovation
  • There are currently no temporary exhibits. Please check out our other exhibits.
  • Poles in the Canadian Mosaic: 150 Years of History Travelling Exhibit

    May 8 - July 28, 2019. *Dates subject to change. Developed by the Museum of Emigration in Gdynia, Poland, in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poles in the Canadian Mosaic: 150 Years of History is an exhibition tracking the presence of Poles in the past and present times in the...

  • Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project

    June 28 - October 20, 2019. 120 years ago the Doukhobors became one of the first settler groups in Saskatchewan, when over 7,500 first settled here in 1899 after fleeing religious persecution in Russia. The “Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project” is a collaboration between Spirit Wrestler Productions (Ryan Androsoff), the University of...

  • Canola: A Story of Canadian Innovation

    March 19 - June 2, 2019. It does not get any more Canadian than Canola! Canada / ola (oil low acid). How does a plant breeding innovation become, in just a few decades, the most profitable commodity for Canadian farmers? Part of its success is due to its versatility –...


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