Carstairs Heritage Centre

A year-round local history museum, art gallery, historic site, and accredited visitor information provider located in the heart of Carstairs.

1138 Nanton Street PO Box 1067 Carstairs, Alberta Canada T0M 0N0
Phone Number:
(403) 337-3710
RMP_logo_2020-2025The Carstairs Heritage Centre is a local history museum dedicated to preserving, recording, and interpreting objects and materials relevant to Carstairs and District from the time of the first settlement to the present day.

The Museum is comprised of a Travel Alberta accredited visitor information centre and administration building built in the style of Carstairs' earliest stopping house and settler home. It is adjacent to the site of the still-standing oldest building in Carstairs, Knox Presbyterian Church, built in 1901 with attached buildings that make up the museum's main galleries, including a dedicated art gallery space and temporary exhibit space. 

The Carstairs Heritage Centre also has three carriage houses accessible in the warmer months and the relocated McCaig homestead house with beautiful heritage gardens. 

View exhibits on the area's Indigenous history, settlement in Carstairs, the early townsite, homesteader life, the Canadian Pacific Railway, agriculture, military history, and more. 

All areas of the museum including washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Public wifi available.

Hours and Admission for 2020:

September to June 
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays- tbd (please call)
or as posted

Admission by Donation

Last modified on June 25, 2020  by Unlock the Past with Central Alberta Regional Museum Network

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