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Kamloops Museum and Archives

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Address: 207 Seymour St, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 2E7, Canada
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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My boyfriend and I loved walking around, viewing all the artifacts. We actually learned a lot about Kamloops here. Certainly worth a visit, especially for tourists staying right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I loved walking around, viewing all the artifacts. We actually learned a lot about Kamloops here. Certainly worth a visit, especially for tourists staying right down town as we were.

Thank HaileyMitton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go once a week...the lower floor is the children's museum and is hands on. My son loves it. The exhibits on all floors are well displayed and the entry fee is by donation.

Thank Therese M
Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I took a couple of hours to go through. I suppose it could have taken longer if I had read everything. Admission is by donation only. The Chinese history pictures and information was very interesting and I enjoyed the history of the area and mineral displays as well. The children's interactive displays were fun even for adults. As I have... More 

Thank Bill D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

OK, this is a small museum but it is of the expected high Canadian standard and well worth the very short walk from the main restaurant street, Victoria. The lower floor is set up for kids to explore and have fun. The next floor is for a feature display which was all about skateboarding during my visit - colourful but... More 

1 Thank Richard H
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice space, good location, entrance via donation, but could use more 'stuff' in the museum, I found it rather lacking for a city that size.

Thank WelcomeMat
Kamloops, Canada
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great small town museum. Lots of local history. Good for locals and tourists. Right downtown, near restaurants and the park.

Thank Seanolio
British Columbia
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I still haven't actually seen the entire museum, went for the summer skateboard exhibit and mini-ramp. Really neat to see so many 'kids' here and enjoying themselves, at least that was the situation on opening day. I'll definitely return to see the rest of the 'old' stuff. Has a friendly and nice vibe.

1 Thank Ydnar
Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The curator does an amazing job of the exhibits, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Love the log cabin downstairs!

2 Thank sheri_michelle
St. John's, NL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The museum exhibits were well arranged for the small space available. More interpretive signage would have been nice to give more context to the collections and displays. Large area downstairs for children but the space doesn't seem to be well used. Would like to see less cramped upstairs exhibits and better use of downstairs area. Great vintage photographs throughout the... More 

1 Thank J B
Kamloops, Bc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Went to see the WCT 40 years display they just opened. Was amazing the quality of work that was done on this project.

1 Thank Tim R

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