Drayton Valley Museum
Explore the history of Drayton Valley through the museum, and learn about the early fur trade, the first explorers and settlers, and the growth of the town as it was shaped by Alberta's oil industry!
Visit us for a guided tour from staff and volunteers through the museum's five historic buildings on site. Stay a while to explore all Drayton Valley and Brazeau County have to offer, from local art and music to scenic hiking trails through the river valleys.
The Drayton Valley Museum is committed to the preservation and exhibition of artifacts, stories and memories that attest to local collective identities and cultures to engage, educate and enrich the lives of present and future generations.
In 1983, a group of Drayton Valley residents formed the first board of the Drayton Valley & District Historical Society, a non-profit and registered charity with a mission to gather, record and preserve the history of Drayton Valley and its surrounding area. The DV&DHS began collecting artifacts from 1983 onwards, and in 1999 the Drayton Valley Museum was created with the donation of its first historic building, the All-Saints Anglican Church. Still operated by the DV&DHS, today the museum includes five historic buildings and over 7,500 artifacts and archival materials, and a mission to serve its community through the continued preservation and exhibition of local history.