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Okanagan Heritage Museum

470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7, Canada
+1 250-763-2417
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Interesting collection giving a brief overview of the area

We popped in here on a rainy day and spent about 45 minutes learning about the animals in the area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
Interesting and well set up

My Mom loves museums, was the curator for our home town museum and put a lot of effort into it. She... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Rob R
Kelowna, BC
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As part of the Kelowna Museums Society, the Okanagan Heritage Museum holds a large collection of First Nation artefacts and the Ethnography Gallery offers visitors a chance to explore collections from Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Go back in time and visit a pioneer Chinese grocery store or step inside John McDougal’s trading post built in the 1860s.The Okanagan Heritage Museum is home to two important facilities: the Kelowna Public Archives which serves as a public research facility, and the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory which services the Kelowna Museums Society’s collections and artefacts as well as other collections across the Okanagan.
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470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7, Canada
+1 250-763-2417
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here on a rainy day and spent about 45 minutes learning about the animals in the area, the native presence, the Asian contributions and the athletic honourees. It was a very enjoyable visit.

1  Thank Janice_2012_12
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My Mom loves museums, was the curator for our home town museum and put a lot of effort into it. She genuinely enjoyed herself there and loved the information on the local geography / animal life. There was a school group going through at the...More

1  Thank Rob R
Reviewed 4 November 2016

What an interesting find. Learning about history and taking in the archeology teachings here is very intriguing to me. It can be overwhelming howeve. There is a lot going on here visually with artifacts surrounding your every being. Take time for this one, you will...More

3  Thank Jenniferkrezan
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found this museum almost by accident. It has a diverse collection of exhibits. Two of the more interesting ones are a replica of a sylix (First Nation) winter home built underground and a panoramic photo of Kelowna from the early 20th C.

3  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Walked around downtown Kelowna and visited a few museums. Definitely worth it. Easy to walk from place to place.

2  Thank SLynn538
Reviewed 17 August 2016

While walking around downtown Kelowna we happened to stop at this museum -- and are glad we did. Although this museum is relatively small, the exhibits depicting the history of the region and Kelowna were very well done and interesting. Upon our arrival on Wednesday...More

3  Thank J K
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Can't really complain since it is free and usually it is hard to have something interesting if one does not have the funds. basically mixed bag of exhibits including some Chinese items ( from old China Town? ).

1  Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Enjoyed our visit here, interesting displays telling the past story of Kelowna. Entry is by donation, a small but intriging place - well done!

2  Thank Jeannette504216
Reviewed 10 April 2016

My visit to the museum was interesting however i wanted to find out more about the first nations, and was disappointed in the virtually non -existant information about them and the history. there was a very interesting structure about the floating bridge though!

1  Thank hastobetrue
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice building, but nothing exciting in it. A mishmash of native history, old maps, stuffed birds and chinese items. Also a small sports hall of fame.

2  Thank David T
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