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visitors since 1967

General Inquiries

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The galleries at our Glenora site are now closed, but you can stay connected with the museum through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram including our #RAMwow sneak peek social media campaign, signing up for Museum News, and visiting our website often for updates.

More information: https://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/new/index.cfm

The galleries at our Glenora site are now closed. We expect the new museum to open in 2018.

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 firm decision has been made about future use of the existing museum facility. Alberta Infrastructure is ensuring due diligence by looking at all options, including reusing or repurposing the facility. It is anticipated that the site will be used for public purposes by the Government of Alberta. Government House will continue to function at the Glenora site and the historical buildings such as the Carriage House will be kept.

It's important to note that the facility is not expected to be vacated until after 2019. This gives Alberta Infrastructure plenty of time to look at all options, connect with Albertans, and make an informed decision for its future use. The Government of Alberta will retain ownership of the site, and any decision regarding the future of the facility will be made by balancing social, environmental, and fiscal constraints.

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

The museum has outgrown the Glenora site. The new location will be about twice the size of the existing building and will provide direct access to the LRT and major bus routes.

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