Fred Light Museum


The museum offers a glimpse of old Battleford when the settlement, situated on the Battle River, was the first seat of Territorial Government.  Named after Fred Light, a member of a pioneer Mounted Police family, the museum offers a collection of artifacts in theme rooms housed in a 1914 school building.

In the Gun Room you will find the Fred Light Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of firearms in all of Western Canada.  Flintlocks, matchlocks, muzzleloaders as well as swords, knives, and bayonets are on display.

The School Room houses a collection of old school desks, maps, books, and photographs.  In addition,you can view taxidermy birds & animals. You can learn the history of the Battleford Boy Scouts.

The museum also contains a large variety of uniforms and accessories from the two World Wars and 1885 Rebellion.

A replica of an old general store complete with oaken counter, paper roll, and string characterize the Store Room.  Shelves are stocked with tins and bottles while ladies' apparel, spinning wheel, butter churns, coal oil lamps, shaving mugs, moustache cups, watches, and other period items are on display.

In the Battleford Room you can experience turn-of-the-century furniture, farm tools, telephones, mailboxes, and fire fighting equipment.

The museum also has a Masonic Lodge Room in the basement.  The room tells the story of Battle Lodge #19 from the first members to the amalgamation with Ionic Lodge #31 in 2003.

Recently the Fred Light Museum completed an addition to the museum with a Fire Hall.  The Fire Hall is a replica from 1905 and houses fire trucks from pre-1900s to 1920s and later.  This also includes the equipment they used.


Phone: 306-937-7111
Fax: 306-937-2450
Address: 11 20 Street E
Battleford S0M 0E0


Season & Hours

Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, seven days a week from 9:00am- 8:00pm - subject to change