This is a closed exhibit The newest exhibit in our collection is the World of Wildlife. This is a closed, taxidermy exhibit featuring a large floor to ceiling landscape mural, by a local artist. It showcases over 170 mounts from around the world, including a life-sized replica elephant built by our friends at Jurassic Park. Come touch and feel at our learning table, try our skill testing, "what is this" activity and enjoy the sounds of this unique, best of its kind in North America exhibit. We thank the Chester Mjolsness and his family for this donation as it has placed our museum on the international map. 

Chester Mjolsness was born in Didsbury and grew up on the family farm west of Sundre.  Chester was always a hunter but did not start trophy hunting until he retired from Spray Lakes Sawmill, which he and his brother started.  He has travelled extensively to Australia, New Zealand, China, Mongolia, Russia, Iran, Spain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Cameroon. He has hunted in every continent except South America and Antarctica. Chester wanted to share his experiences of his world wide travels as well as his collection of trophy animal with the general public.  The Sundre Museum is honored to be given this exhibit and will keep Chester’s’ legacy alive for generations to come.



Phone: 403 638 3233

Fax: 403.638.3295



211 - 1st Ave SW

Box 314

Sundre, AB  T0M 1X0




Thursday – Saturday: 10AM - 5PM

Sunday 1pm - 4pm



Guided Tours: Donation

Antique Photos: $50 *Includes museum admission



Family $25

Adults $8

Seniors (65+) / Youth: $6

6 & under: FREE

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The Sundre & District Historical Society would like to acknowledge that the Sundre & District Museum is located on Treaty 6 and 7 territories which have been the traditional meeting grounds, gathering place and travelling route for the Blackfoot Confederacy, Tsuu t'ina, Stoney Nakota and Region 3 Metis. We also wish to publicly acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis and Inuits whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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