The Museum

Plan Your Visit

The Clayton McLain Memorial Museum is located in the town of Cut Knife, approximately 50 kilometres west of The Battlefords on Highway 40 in west central Saskatchewan. The area is rich with history and, over the years, has been involved in two separate Saskatchewan Tourism initiatives:  Heart of the Old Northwest and Trails of 1885.

The Museum is situated on the western edge of town, adjacent to Tomahawk Park. Watch for museum signs on Hwy 40 and, if you’re in town, on the Library at the corner of Broad Street and Hill Avenue.  To view map, please click here.

Summer Hours

  • Wednesday through Sunday  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
  • By appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contact the Office

For outside-of-hours, off-season, group and school tours, please make arrangements through the office.

~ Please sign our Guest Book located in the Ovenstown building! ~


  • Ample free parking is available on site.

Trout Pond

  • Our local Wildlife Federation stocks the pond regularly and invites you to try your luck at catching supper!
  • Please note that Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Environment rules apply when fishing.


  • Most of the museum buildings are wheelchair accessible.
  • Picnics may be enjoyed on the Museum grounds, near the pond or by the Tomahawk.
  • Public washrooms are open during the summer months.


  • For information on camping facilities in Tomahawk Park, please click here.