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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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amazing history

This museum was the best museum I have ever experienced, the history and exhibits and gift store... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather W
108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia, Canada
First Nations questions answered here.

The lady in the gift shop is a font on knowledge. If you had questions about the symbolism or... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Jeanette M
Cairns, Australia
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
+1 250-624-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was the best museum I have ever experienced, the history and exhibits and gift store are amazing, the building itself is awesome, old wood. The staff is great as well very welcoming and friendly. The city of Rupert is cool to see but...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The lady in the gift shop is a font on knowledge. If you had questions about the symbolism or significance of various elements of totem poles, ask this lady; she knows a lot!

2  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The museum was a surprisingly informative and genuine experience that moved me. I am from Vancouver (sort of like the same area but not really) but I was really moved by the tour and the explanations of the culture, by the tour guides. The museum...More

2  Thank surreygrl
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Allow about an hour to visit the museum, which is a beautiful structure and well laid out and described exhibits. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and really glad we didn't skip it.

2  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This museum provides many insights into the history of the native inhabitants over a long interval off their history. Their collection of potlatch masks is exceptional.

2  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visited MOA in Vancouver so I felt I knew a bit about First Nations culture. This is clearly smaller scale but also gives some history into the local area too since the arrival of the Europeans. The guy behind the counter was very helpful...More

2  Thank IanMinshall
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Quick look round on a rainy day - good value at $8 pp - well laid out with a natural progression through the exhibition - as would be expected heavy on First Nation material -

3  Thank robharper001
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Everything from traditional First Nations Art to information about the settlement of the area by Europeans. Really interesting with good labeling of artifacts. Large signs told overall story of things like settlement, transportation, technology and social change. However I would like to have learned more...More

4  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

In addition to visiting the museum we had taken the city highlights and I believe it was apart of the Museum. The two guides on our bus tour also worked at the museum. Anyway, highly enjoyed the whole thing. The two guides were very informative...More

5  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

great displays about the indigenous peoples and the coming of the Europeans, the development of the town, - all well done. Then we went through a side door and there is a second part to the museum dedicated to various forms of art from the...More

5  Thank Nick D
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