Western Development Museum

Western Development Museum, Saskatoon: Hours, Address, Western Development Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Western Development Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jayne C
2 contributions
Painful experience
Aug. 2021 • Family
I waited 3 years to take my grandson to this museum. We finally got there this year and were grossly disappointed. When we attended there were approximately 2-3 classrooms of students on a field trip. These children were let loose to wander around on their own. They were unruly and extremely loud and obnoxious! Their presence took away from the experience completely. We couldn’t hear ourselves think!!!! The quiet little town with the chirping birds was missed. We couldn’t hear any of the exhibit recordings. It was total mayhem. While the teachers are responsible for the children, I feel the museum is responsible for not setting ground rules and standards for school visits. Learning should be done gathering in a quiet group at each exhibit and teacher explaining what they see. Sending children on a treasure hunt, unsupervised to run around on their own with no learning behind it all while totally destroying the experience of the public is just wrong. I was appalled!! My grandson was very upset as I had promised him an experience he would never forget. He is only 9 and was beside himself that the students were so incredibly rude. If a 9 year old noticed how awful it was then that speaks volumes.
Written 20 August 2021
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Charms
Red Deer, Canada49 contributions
A Must See
Aug. 2021 • Family
This is a fantastic museum. I hadn’t been in about 20 years and was pleased to see the updates and changes. The inclusion of Indigenous and Métis history was much appreciated. Our whole family enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about prairie history.
Written 4 August 2021
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write this great review, D6436NUsharonh!
Written 6 August 2021
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B Abalone
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
Great value, a must see in Saskatoon.
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Tremendous value, admission is only $12 / adult. Can easily spend 2 hours going through the various exhibitions. The boomtown street replica brings you back in time to what it was like decades ago. I enjoyed my time there.
Written 1 August 2021
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post this great review, TKC_YVR!
Written 6 August 2021
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DELH
Spruce Grove, AB78 contributions
Great museum
Sep. 2020 • Couples
My wife and I spent a good two hours going through it. A person could have spent more time if you stopped and read and listened to all the displays. It was a well organized layout. A lot of information on the area and people.
Written 26 September 2020
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Thank you for visiting and for this great review, DELH!
Written 5 October 2020
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Cheryl E
Saskatoon, Canada14 contributions
Model Train Show at the WDM
Feb. 2020
We went to see the model train show at the WDM. Unfortunately, many of the displays weren't working early on Saturday morning.

The WDM itself is a great indoor venue during the winter. The displays are very informative and interesting. My only wish is that there were more interactive displays for children. Things they could climb on and touch.
Written 6 March 2020
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Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review the WDM. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our Exhibits team!
Written 9 March 2020
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MarkSugar306
Saskatoon, Canada47 contributions
Legendary Look into the local History
Feb. 2020 • Solo
A legendary look into the local history here. Over been coming here ever since I was a little boy and while it keeps the same familiarity, it stays modern and new at the same time. Highly recommended!
Written 23 February 2020
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Thank you for this fantastic review, MarkSugar306!
Written 25 February 2020
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Q4960DBneils
Saskatoon, Canada23 contributions
WDM
Dec. 2019
Great displays of past times, great pictures & stories of the ancestry of the prairies. Beautiful display of old cars, a super display of the railroads & a working replica train set
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank your for these kind words and for taking the time to visit the Museum!
Written 14 February 2020
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Daddo B
31 contributions
Always fun
Jan. 2020 • Family
A must see when visiting our if you live here. Our family visits a couple times each year. It's like walking back to a simpler time.
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you for this great review - we are so glad you enjoy visiting the WDM!
Written 14 February 2020
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OLDBIKER42
Saskatoon, Canada112 contributions
2020 MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD STEAK NIGHT in the former Butler Byers Room
Feb. 2020
I am an Executive Member of The Saskatoon Motorcycle Ride For Dad - we raise funds annually for Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness'
Our annual steak night typically held in February is ONE of the ways we raise funds.
We had previously held the event at a golf course and a local hotel and decided to have it at the Western Development Museum this year - - a total success attendance wise, the venue itself, the food (steak and/or chicken) garlic roast, baked potato and all the fixings , Caesar Salad (excellent) coffee etc. The staff were efficient , friendly and everything went off professionally and without any glitches that would be apparent to we and / or our guests.
I and some others on our Executive Team have experienced formal and casual banquets here in the past and its always been very good.
Would we have it here again ? - - you bet - - its booked for February 6th.2021 already.
Sorry - - at this time I haven't any photos the event was last evening
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you for this great review, OLDBIKER42! I will forward this with the Museum management team to share with their staff for a job well done! Thanks again for this wonderful review.
Written 10 February 2020
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tcisecki
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
A walk back in time
Jan. 2020
A remarkable walk back in time to 1910 boomtown. All the buildings are fully furnished with everything from the era. Very interesting to walk through. Very interesting exhibits and also a very reasonable cafe with excellent food.
Written 13 January 2020
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Thank you for this great review of the WDM Saskatoon, Wayne!
Written 20 January 2020
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Western Development Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm