Bowden Pioneer Museum

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The Bowden Pioneer Museum opens for the season the last Saturday in May. The Museum is open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during June, July and August.  Admission is By Donation, under six free. Free Entrance for Museum Members.

Displays include photographs and artifacts from the Bob Hoare Photography Studio, Bowden Hardware Store, Irene Wood Avon Collection, a recreated school room from Bowden’s old Schoolhouse, the Creamery, Railway, Military Memorial and more.

The Bowden Pioneer Museum also operates a Thrift Shop and holds Garage Sales the last weekend of each month. Donations of clothing, toys and other items are accepted.


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CLOSURE - Effective Immediately
March 16, 2020

Please be advised that Tourism Red Deer's offices are now closed to the public, effective immediately given the rapidly-evolving situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This decision will impact visitors to our building, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and also affect access to the rest stop and public washrooms adjacent to our offices.

We do not make this decision lightly and do so with the health and safetly of our staff and visitors in mind. The closure will remain in place until further notice.

Currently, our team will continue regular work on-site and will be available to answer questions via phone or e-mail during regular office hours.

Phone: 403-346-0180

Please continue to check our website and social media feeds for updates moving forward.
For COVID-19 news, updates and resources, please visit the following page >