Curbside Museum – Canmore, Alberta - Atlas Obscura
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Canmore, Alberta

Curbside Museum

A small and quirky museum hidden inside a fence. 

This tiny museum is hidden within a hole in a fence that lines a busy street. The gilded frame is the only hint that this particular stretch of fence holds more than first meets the eye. You could easily walk right past it if you weren’t paying attention.

Curbside Museum is an unassuming curiosity in the mountain town of Canmore, Canada. The tiny museum is always packed with intricate little exhibits that rotate every so often. Each exhibit is incredibly detailed, their contents all stuffing the glass showcase to the brim with a delightfully unexpected assortment of items.

You’ll find subjects ranging from common scenes to those that transcend into the realm of fantasy. Some of the showcases take on a more serious, factual tone, though many exhibits do indeed have an element of whimsy and charm.

Curbside Museum is a fun addition to the town and adds a moment of joy for any pedestrians who stop and take a peek. It’s a reward for eagled-eyed passersby who take the time to notice their surroundings.

Know Before You Go

The museum is free and is open day and night.