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New Westminster Museum & Archives

777 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B6, Canada
+1 604-527-4640
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Great showing of where it all started

Right downtown New Westminster, this museum looks very modern until you look closer to the pictures... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Patrick W
Delta, Canada
Old in with the new

Went for a visit to the now location of the new Museum & Archives. Quite impressed with the layout... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
New Westminster, British Columbia
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The museum consists of three galleries. The permanent gallery at Anvil Centre takes you on a journey of discovery, covering over 10,000 years of New Westminster history and ending in 2010. Gallery 7 picks up where the permanent gallery leaves off. This is a place of engagement and interaction, bringing forth the contemporary stories of our city through discussion, dialogue, and exhibition in a smaller intimate setting. The temporary gallery lets us take a deeper look into many of our city's more interesting and thought-provoking stories, individuals, and objects. The third gallery can be found at 1865 Irving House, the former colonial home of Captain William Irving, and one of the oldest community heritage sites in B.C.
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  • Average15%
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  • Terrible7%
14 Jun 2017
“Great showing of where it all started”
17 Oct 2016
“Old in with the new”
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777 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B6, Canada
+1 604-527-4640
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Right downtown New Westminster, this museum looks very modern until you look closer to the pictures and stories. New Westminster once the capital of B.C. has an outstanding history. Much of the past went down right here before it moved onto present day values. You...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went for a visit to the now location of the new Museum & Archives. Quite impressed with the layout and all the information they have on New Westminster. I enjoy learning the history of any place I visit, its even better when it is your...More

Thank Kendalll
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The museum is now in the Anvil Centre. They moved some time ago. You do have the correct address but the old photo

Thank 322patricia
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Very good the service was really good. I will be able to get the best of foods. the first time in the future.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This little museum, now located on the third floor of the Anvil Centre (the photo shown on Trip Advisor must be of the previous location), appears to be a work in progress. From the sights and sounds in the space next to the museum, they...More

3  Thank TheDocIsOut
Reviewed 31 January 2015

if you have an history in early 19th century Canadian history then this museum is for you, lots to see, remember there is also an addition at the back of the museum, which is in fact one of the older homes in New Westminster, the...More

1  Thank mulgrew
Reviewed 3 November 2014

If visiting New Westminster, please also visit the Anvil Centre, our newest civic building and most certainly a triumph in the building. Anvil offers full conference centre and tourism information as well as the fantastic and most impressive Museum. Moved into Anvil the Museum offer...More

Thank Richard R C
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This option must be deleted from TripAdvisor. This location has permanently closed and contents moved to a new version inside the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St New Westminster, BC

Thank Paul-BC
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Learn a little about the area in a short time. Nice to relax and take your time learning the history of the area... If this was a helpful review please let me know!

Thank deadgrassdog
Reviewed 20 May 2014

After a tour around Irving House I popped into the museum. There were display boards explaining about the history of New West and the goldrush but then it ended as renovations appeared to be underway and the second part had yet be be finished so...More

Thank Dorsetbruce
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