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Fear and Wonder
The Museum of Fear and Wonder is a collaborative project by Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel.  It uses the dying tradition of the rural museum to highlight the psychological and narrative qualities of objects. The collection is comprised of emotionally complicated artifacts that speak directly to themes of human experience, identity and myth-making. It forms a greater story in its entirety, both educating and mystifying its audience.  
 
Situated in a renovated army barracks outside the small community of Bergen, Alberta, the Museum of Fear and Wonder can be visited on an appointment basis by the curious.  In coming years, the museum will play host to guest academics and curators, allowing them the space and isolation to write and reflect on human relationships to the world of possessions.
 
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News

Museum closed for 2020 season

May 01, 2020

Like many museums, we have made the difficult decision to close for our 2020 season to ensure the safety of our guests and ourselves. We will use this downtime for renovations on our displays and exhibits. We look forward to sharing our updated space with you in 2021.

Museum featured in Creepiest Collections Contest

April 22, 2020

Thank you to Hyperallergic Magazine and all publications covering the Yorkshire Museum’s challenge for curators worldwide to present the most disturbing objects in their collections. See our contributions at the  

@yorkshiremuseumandgardens twitter account.

Community evening

August 05, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Museum’s Bergen Community evening. We were treated to an excellent presentation of Calgary artist Doug Haslam’s Cabinet of Curiosities and to live music by Jamie and Laurie Syer before gathering to watch the meteor shower.

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Hours and Location

The Museum of Fear and Wonder is a private museum located near Bergen,  approximately one hour north of Calgary, Alberta.  We feel it is important that the museum's collection be used as a tool for public conversation and introspection. We do not charge admission for viewing the collection and provide individually guided tours of the museum to as many visitors as possible.  

The museum is open to the public every summer between June 1st and August 30th. As the building is shared with a private residence, we request that all visits are made on an appointment basis using the visit request form below. Admission to the museum will be denied to unannounced guests 

 

Visiting the Museum

Thank you for your interest in the Museum of Fear and Wonder. Like many small museums, the current pandemic has been exceedingly challenging in terms of our operations. As our museum is an especially intimate space, we remain committed to the safety of our visitors and will remain closed until the general public receives their vaccinations for COVID-19. 

 

Over the next year we will continue building new displays and working on a touring exhibit that will be circulated to other museums. Please check in with the News section of our site regarding these endeavors. We look forward to welcoming you for our 2022 season, with bookings commencing on March 15, 2022. Until safer days,

 

The Museum of Fear and Wonder

Contact and Appointment Requests

© Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel