The Cold Lake Museums are four museums that are located on the old facility of 42 Radar Squadron on the north edge of Cold Lake South. The museums included are the Cold Lake Air Force Museum, as well as the Oil and Gas, Heritage and Aboriginal Museums. Visitors enter from into the Air Force Museum First, then pass through a covered hallway to the other three museums. The museums first opened its doors on July 1, 1998. At this time, only the Heritage and Air Force Museums were open. The Aboriginal museum first opened on June 21, 2000.
The Museum is located in Cold Lake, Alberta, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) NE of Edmonton. It is on top of ‘Radar Hill’ on at the north-east most edge of Cold Lake South.
The Cold Lake Museums is a non-profit institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting objects representing the history, culture, and economic development of the cold lake region, in order to educate and inspire the general public through exhibits and educational program.