Museum & Historic Sites

Clearwater County celebrates the region's history and heritage by providing annual funding to help our cultural institutions operate successfully. The Rocky Mountain House Museum has displays that educate and entertain visitors with the story of the Western Canadian homesteading experience. The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum allows visitors to tour historic buildings including a restored log home and trapper's cabin, complete with artifacts. The Nordegg Historical Site showcases the Ghost Town of Nordegg and the impressive minesite buildings of the Brazeau Collieries Museum. Parks Canada protects the archaeological remains of four trading posts at the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site, while presenting the site's history.

Due to COVID-19 hours of operations may vary for individual museums/historic sites. Please contact the facility that you wish to visit for more up to date information. 

5406-48 Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
(403) 845-2332

Summer Hours (Start the Friday of the May long weekend)Rocky Museum
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hours After Labour Day
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adults: $5.00
Seniors: $4.50
Children aged 7-17: $2.00
Children 6 and under: no cost
0.5 km east of Caroline on Highway 54
Box 535
Caroline, AB
T0M 0M0

May long weekend - mid September
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

No cost

Brazeau Collieries Historic Mine Site (Nordegg)

Guided walking tours of the site:
Take one of our two hour tours where you can see inside the briquette plant or see inside a mine entrance and the shops.  Tickets for the tours may be purchased at the Nordegg Heritage Centre; 4002 Stuart Street, Nordegg.
May 20 - July 1,2017 Weekends at 10:00 & 2:00
July 1 - August 27, 2017 Open Daily (except Wednesdays at 10:00 & 2:00)Colleries
Our walking tours are two hours long.
Tour A is the Auxiliary Tour of all the mine site auxiliary building such as the workshops, houses and external workings of the mining operation.  In this tour you'll also get to go into the entrance to the mine shaft.
Tour B goes through the briquette plant.  There are a lot of stairs and hills on this tours, but it's worth it to see into such a large factory!
We do both tours daily.  On odd numbered days we start with Tour A and on even numbered days we start with Tour B.

Price List
Adults $10.95
Seniors (65+0) & Students $6.90
Children under 6 are free
Family (2 Adults & up to three Youth) $30.95
Disabled Access tour $40.00 (max 4 people) These tours must be pre-booked call 403-721-2625.
We also do group/school tours and permit access for weddings and photography.  Please call 403-845-4444 for prices and bookings.

Nordegg Heritage Centre

Home of the West Country Visitor Information, Nordegg Museum, Miners Cafe & Coliseum Gift Shop
May 20 - August 27, 2017
Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except Wednesdays)

6 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A

Please click here for the site's hours