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“Won't take up much of your time”

Heritage North Museum
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Thompson
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Ottawa
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Won't take up much of your time”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I was in Thompson for work for several weeks and desperate for something to do so I decided to check out the museum. On the positive, it is nicely arranged and set up, but it is quite small and I found it boring overall. I think I only spent maybe 10-15 minutes total in the museum and that was trying to stretch it out. It was primarily a lot of stuffed animals - nothing I haven't seen other places. Some of the older pictures of Thompson were interesting, but that still didn't take up very much time. It is cheap to go and there is really nothing else to do in Thompson, just don't have too high of expectations or expect it to take up much time.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Must-see while in Thompson”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a fair-sized museum that where visitors can learn about the fauna of the Thompson area, as well as the history of the town, and the mineral discoveries that drove its settlement. The impressive selection of taxidermy specimens is definitely a highlight. There is an annex building focused on the Inco mining operations. The staff are attentive and there is a variety of souvenirs for sale. Don't go to Thompson without giving this museum a visit!

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting items”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

If you are in Thompson and need something to do, visit the museum. It doesn't take much time to go through the museum but it is pretty interesting and well put together. It was very cold outside when we went so I think we missed a bit of the outside experience because there were some neat looking things outside. The woman working at the museum was very friendly and talked to us a bit about the area.

My 7 year old son was mildly interested, mostly in the animals and the collection of bugs. I think most kids would get through it pretty quickly and be ready to go, but if it's nice outside they can run around out there. It is a very pretty location.

Visited October 2013
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Thompson, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Love spending time in there, esp after a stressfull time. Right on the highway, accessible, cost friendly. Loved going to see the art work by Jasyn Lucas, where a purple lite was needed inorder to see the lit up northenr lights!!!

Visited October 2013
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Teulon, Manitoba
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Heritage Museum”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Very nice museum. Lots of things to see, so take your time. Good look back at history. Make sure if you are going to visit, it is open, as we have missed it on the long weekend in August.

Visited July 2013
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