Reason #21 of '101 Reasons Why I Heart Edmonton'
Royal Alberta Museum by emil tiedemann O N Thursday, December 7, 1967, Edmonton officially opened the doors to the Provincial Museum of Alberta, a project 17 years in the making. The public who attended that opening day took in galleries featuring the fur trade, pioneer life, agriculture & industry, and early photographs of Aboriginals that were taken by Ernest Brown and Harry Pollard . A rendering of the new Royal Alberta Museum, opening in 2 018 in downtown Edmonton! As the years went by, the museum expanded and added more galleries and new exhibits, everything from Australian Aboriginal art to Japanese kites. In order to maintain its growing collection, the museum began to charge admission in 1990. Later exhibits at the museum focused on Native Culture, natural history, wildlife, entomology, and of course, dinosaurs. That’s in addition to rotating exhibits from around the globe. Queen Elizabeth II visited the museum in the summer of 2005, bestowing royal patro