Touted as "First in the World", this unique Museum is of interest to curlers and non-curlers alike. Don and Elva Turner, besides being avid curlers, are also avid curling collectors. When their impressive collection outgrew their basement, the City of Weyburn offered to give it a permanent home. The Turner collection features many rare, historical curling pieces, including one of the largest collections of curling pins in the country.
There may be some rivalry across the land as to whom has the largest collection of pins (Turner has over 18,000) but there is little argument that Don and Elva have the largest collection of curling memorabilia of anyone in the world.
Among their collection is a rare set of circular curling irons with iron handles, used in the Ottawa Valley circa 1800. The largest is a rock sharpener use by the Queen City Curling Stone Co. of Regina from the 1930's to the 1950's. In addition to their pins and artifacts of curling, the Turners also have a collection of books from the Saskatchewan Curling Association as well as stacks of programs from various competitions throughout Canada and the world.
With Curling growing in popularity, this museum is a must see for the curling enthusiast as well as being an impressive stop for the curious.
Enjoy your visit!