CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT of the machine...
Transportation, Aviation, Agriculture, Industry
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to 1970s.
The museum features an outstanding collection of more than 350 vehicles, 70 rare and significant vintage aircraft, 600 pieces of agricultural equipment, and many industrial machines, both static and operating. Visitors enjoy hands-on display, audio-visual shows, artifact demonstrations, interpreter-led programs and special events throughout the year. In summer, the hiss of a steam tractor, the roar of an airplane, and the purr of a vintage sedan bring to life the spirit and speed of change on the prairies. Ride in a vintage automobile, experience two 1930s midway rides or thrill to the excitement of flying in a vintage biplane.
The Reference Centre, winner of the prestigious James J. Bradley Distinguished Service Award, boats more than 3000 publications and 25,000 trade literature items including repair manuals and dealer catalogues.
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum operates a state-of-the-art restoration shop and conservation lab. Visitors can observe conservation and restoration projects in progress. Included in the museum complex is a 120-seat theatre, a boardroom, two assembly rooms and the 120-seat Blacktop Diner. These settings are ideally suited for small conferences, meetings and seminars. Full catering services are available, and all venues can be booked through the Group Marketing Coordinator at 780-361-1371.
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame is an on-site partner and pays tribute on the men and women who pioneered and advanced aviation in Canada. Biographical panels, records, and flight memorabilia, together with a vintage aircraft display make this one of the most significant aeronautical exhibits in Canada.
The museum values the support provided by the Friends of the Reynolds-Alberta-Museum Society. Their activities include fund-raising and hosting special events.
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is operated by the Alberta Community development and is open daily. For more information, please contact Cynthia Blackmore, Head, Marketing and Communications.