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

*Dear Visitors: Like many museums, we have been faced with the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 season due to the current pandemic, to ensure the safety of our guests and ourselves. We will be using this downtime for renovations and the betterment of our displays and exhibits. We look forward to sharing our updated space with you in 2021 and thank you for your continued support and understanding. Wishing you a safe and healthy summer,

The Museum of Fear and Wonder

Appointments to visit the Museum of Fear and Wonder (each season runs June through August) can be made via the request form below. We suggest requesting multiple dates for a visit, as only a limited number of tours are available each day. Directions to the museum will be provided upon confirmation of the appointment. 

The maximum group size for visits is 8 people. We do not recommend bringing children to the Museum due to the graphic, psychological, and fragile nature of its displays. The Museum will not be held responsible for any emotional or physical harm incurred on the premises. We look forward to your visit.

Contact and Appointment Requests

© Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel