royal alberta museum
visitors since 1967

General Inquiries


We are open only Friday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm.

We sell tickets for one day, annual passes and multiple site passes.

The current Glenora location will be permanently closed as of December 7, 2015.

More information:

We accept: Mammoth Pass, Experience Alberta History Pass, Edmonton Attractions Pass, AMA and the CFOne card.

We do NOT accept: Memberships from other museums or City of Edmonton passes.

Check the 'Visit' page of our website for up-to-date information. Due to bridge construction, there are a number of detours. The City of Edmonton offers a shuttle service for those attempting to get to the museum from the downtown (east) side of the 102 Avenue Bridge over Groat Road or from various locations west of the museum on 102 Avenue. The ETS shuttle phone is: 780.909.9354.

Yes, members of the public can take photos in the permanent galleries.
No tripods are permitted.
No commercial or media photography/videography without prior arrangements/permission.
No photography permitted in the Feature Gallery.
Please be respectful of other visitors who may not want their photos taken and/or shared.

The exhibitions in this gallery are usually on loan, not owned by the Royal Alberta Museum and generally do not allow photographs to be taken.

We have a café and some other locations where food is permitted such as the lobby, the Theatre lobby or the upper lobby.

No food or drink is permitted in the galleries or in the Museum Theatre.

The café is closed permanently at the current Glenora location.

We don't have a policy. We only ask that all visitors are respectful to all other visitors and user groups.

Yes, we are wheelchair accessible. We also have wheelchairs available to borrow for use at the museum too.

Yes. The museum galleries will no longer be open to the public starting December 7, 2015. The theatre and facility rentals will continue to operate as usual.

No decisions have been made about the existing building. Exhibits and programs continue to be offered at the current museum while construction of the new facility is underway..

No. The existing site will continue to be used for public purposes. Government House will continue to function on the site.

From a museum perspective, the building is too small for the growing collections and stories we need to tell. The museum's collection is very large. Much of it cannot be displayed or enjoyed due to a lack of space. Space restraints also make it difficult to accommodate the growing demand for school visitations. The new building will have double the space of the existing facility.

Programming, Events, Rentals

We do not accept bookings for birthday parties or weddings. Photographs may be taken on the grounds but remember that the grounds are public and cannot be booked and must be shared.

You can click on the 'Stay in Touch' button on many of the pages listed and leave us your email address. You can join us on social media. You can also visit our website often and check the exhibits and events listings. You can also become a Mammoth Pass Holder and receive regular updates.

Museum events can be found on our website.

We are also a rental facility and many of those events are not open to the public. The organizers sell and promote their own events and on occasion, we will also post their events on our website when asked.

We rent a few spaces – the theatre, the lecture room and the upper lobby. To book: Call 780.453.9156 or fill out the form on the Visit page/Facility Rentals.

Frequently Requested Contact Information

General Admissions (780) 453-9100
Media & Advertising (780) 453-9170
Facility Rentals (780) 453-9156