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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT. The Museum also houses a cafe that provides delectable fares from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (15 reviews)
“museum cafe” (14 reviews)
“museum is free” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
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+1 867-767-9347
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"great museum"
in 15 reviews
"museum cafe"
in 14 reviews
"museum is free"
in 10 reviews
"informative exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"natural history"
in 7 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 8 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"northwest territories"
in 13 reviews
"northern heritage centre"
in 7 reviews
"local culture"
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"great introduction"
in 5 reviews
"first nations"
in 5 reviews
"prince of wales"
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"few hours"
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"frame lake"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoughtful informative displays. We learned so much about the NWT: geology, biology, cultures, history. Could have spent a full day to take it all in. The restaurant, too, is excellent.

Thank Paul1947
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw an exhibit here by NWT bead artist Margaret Nazon. It was amazing. Pictures cannot do justice to her art. This exhibit is well worth the visit. The other museum attractions are also very interesting. You really learn a lot about local history and...More

Thank NormsWife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went here during a January stay. The museum opened at 10. It is free and self guided with a map available and displays well labeled. Each area contains a different theme such as the mining aspect of the area, the wildlife,...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get an understanding what is out there if you mind the cold. I would prefer seeing the real thing tho but this place is pretty neat.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much Inuit history in these rooms. The attention to detail is phenomenal and it really paints a strong picture of the pride and the talent that the townsfolk have for their ancestors and their contributions, whether it be to the RCMP, artisan...More

Thank Andrea_Wallette
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this museum because I had learned a lot of knowledge about the North West Territories and Aboriginal people. It is free for everyone.

Thank Sophie-Song80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not expect the size of a city museum. It is a 2 stories building with around 5 exhibit rooms together with exhibits in the corridors. The exhibits are however interesting and fit the area which it represents.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Chateau Nova hotel and the PWNHC is right across the street, an easy 1/2 mile walk. The museum is beautiful, full of light. The various exhibits were well thought out, with well done signage, hands-on or "please touch" components, and a...More

Thank AlaCarts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to learn and see the cultures,history , and information about the North West Territories ,and the building is a Museums and Exhibits ,stay less hour ! very impressed .

Thank TONY L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only spent an hour here and learned something. The cafe is very good for lunch with reasonable price.

Thank Luosha L
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