Dormitory Coffee House

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The Museum structure was built in1933 and operated as a dormitory school providing an opportunity for rural children to attend high school. The main floor of the Museum is now home to the Dormitory Coffee House and Gift Shop offering authentic Danish cuisine including a selection of open-faced sandwiches and desserts.

The Dormitory Coffee House (licensed) seats up to 40 guests along with an adjacent covered patio with additional seating for 20 offering a picturesque view of the gardens and lake. As a “living history museum” displaying our annual theme along with seasonal exhibits, the Dormitory Coffee House offers a relaxed and hospitable setting to enjoy a Danish lunch or just a coffee with dessert.

The Danish “Smørrebrød” open faced sandwiches are created with elaborate layers and varied combinations of thinly sliced meat, fish, cheese or pate and attractively arranged with toppings and garnishes. Traditionally in Denmark, open faced sandwiches are prepared on rye bread (with exceptions such as cheese or shrimp) and are eaten with a knife and fork as a cold lunch. The perfect Danish dining experience is accompanied with a Danish Snaps (Akavit) or Danish beer.

Reservations are highly recommended especially during special events and can be made by telephoning 403.728.0019 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A truly Danish dining experience!


Museum Hours: Open May 8th until September 7th. Thursday through Monday: 10:00am - 5:30pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Year round on Fridays: 10.00 - 4.00 pm

How To Get Here: Take Hwy 54 West of Innisfail, AB - Turn South (left) on Range Road 31 in Spruce View - Straight through the 4 way stop in Dickson, AB. 0.8km south on the right.

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