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Who are we?

The Western Development Museum (WDM) is the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan with a collection of over 75,000 artifacts. The WDM tells the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present day. Each location showcases a different story of Saskatchewan history - transportation in Moose Jaw, farm and rural life in North Battleford, 1910 Boomtown in Saskatoon and the stories of immigrants to the province in Yorkton.


Where are we? 

Our four museum locations can be visited in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Yorkton. Our Curatorial Centre is located in Saskatoon, SK.


Save the 1158!
WDM North Battleford Fundraising Campaign - Update April 2018

 The first phase of the restoration work, completed in 2017, involved an intensive cleaning of the exterior surface of the engine. For the next phase, in late May 2018, experts will use a technique called media blasting to remove rust and grime. The finalDonate Now Button phase is the painting of the locomotive. When complete, the 1158 will once again sit proudly on the tracks.

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WDM Moose Jaw Campaign for the
Short Line Track - Update April 2018

The $101K for the 101 Campaign continues to make progress. Contractors from Ironhorse Rail worked very hard in the fall to re-build the Short Line track. This was a major project – levelling, laying new ties, correcting angles, replacing rail, pounding spikes and putting down truckload after truckload of gravel. WDM Chief Engineer Tim PomeroyDonate Now brought in an experienced railway inspector once the work was completed.

Watch for a grand re-openeing announcement coming soon!

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