Hillcrest Museum

The Hillcrest Museum

26 Crescent Ave West 

 

Designated as one of Canada’s most important heritage properties

 

Step back in time by visiting the Hillcrest Museum. Located adjacent to the famous Souris Swinging Bridge, this heritage building sits prominently on the banks overlooking the Souris River. Its castle-like design, reminiscent of English architecture, makes it a unique structure and a popular place to visit.

 

Exhibits

  • Period displays showcasing life in the early 1900s
  • Historical and aboriginal artifacts and collections
  • Learn about the founder of Souris and his family
  • Memorabilia from those who fought in World Wars
  • Agricultural exhibit featuring tools and equipment
  • Extensive mounted butterfly collection
  • Vintage fire engine
  • CP Rail Caboose

History                                                                                                                                                    

The Museum, originally known as “Squire Hall”, was built in 1910. Commissioned by Fred Sowden, the son of Souris’ founder, Squire Sowden, it was designed by a local architect Carter Brindle. The building features an etched glass entrance, ornate wooden staircase, unique stained glass windows, pressed tin ceilings and original woodwork. Its balconies offer magnificent views of the Souris River.

Daily Admission $5 Adults, $3 Students, $15 Family

Hours

Open for the season June 27 – Sept 5

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-5

Tours available

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Email: hillcrestmuseum@gmail.com

Website: www.sourishillcrestmuseum.ca     

Contact: Karen Kempe 204-709-0145

Upcoming Events

May
12
Fri
all-day Victoria Junction Project Survey
Victoria Junction Project Survey
May 12 – Jun 12 all-day
Victoria Junction Enhancement Project Survey Committee members are available to make a presentation to your group and/or answer questions you may have. You can contact Kris Doull at (204) 483-0692 or victoriaparkjunction@gmail.com for more information.
Jun
6
Tue
8:30 am Water Analysis Pick Up Days
Water Analysis Pick Up Days
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Residents who wish to submit water samples for analysis with Horizon Lab in Winnipeg should pick up testing bottles at the Municipal office and return samples in the morning of June 6th or 13th along[...]
Jun
13
Tue
all-day Victoria Junction Project Survey
Victoria Junction Project Survey
Jun 13 – Jul 14 all-day
Victoria Junction Enhancement Project Survey Committee members are available to make a presentation to your group and/or answer questions you may have. You can contact Kris Doull at (204) 483-0692 or victoriaparkjunction@gmail.com for more information.