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Okanagan Heritage Museum

470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7, Canada
+1 250-763-2417
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Excellent exhibition about historical bathing suits

We were invited to the opening of an awesome new exhibition about historical bathing suits from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DaleL943
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Kelowna, Canada
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Small but interesting Museum

We searched up “museums” in Kelowna and found that there are three museums within a few blocks that... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
kdb351
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Calgary, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited to the opening of an awesome new exhibition about historical bathing suits from the 1890’s to the 1970’s. Well laid out. We loved all the examples textures and colours. It was like a history of Janzen

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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web and Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great feedback DaleL943. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the new Babes and Bathers: History of the Swimsuit exhibit.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We searched up “museums” in Kelowna and found that there are three museums within a few blocks that can give you a really nice feel for the history of the valley. We started at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. We were greeted by a very friendly...More

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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the museums. Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review!

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum outlining the history on the okanagan! I enjoyed taking my dad and hearing his stories of his homestead as a boy! I appreciated the small section on homelessness as it reminds all of us of greater needs. Thank you!

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KelownaMuseumsSoc, SM & Marketing at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy to hear that you had a nice visit with your father. Also, thanks for the feedback on our SEE: Kelowna exhibit. We love hearing your thoughts!

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

I brought my children to this fantastic museum when we first moved to the Okanagan in 2016. I was so glad I brought them. They learned about the local history and how Kelowna came to be. Some of the displays were interactive and we were...More

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KelownaMuseumsSoc, other at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Thank-you very much for the great review Pamela.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This museum is small compared to some, but well worth the visit. This is not only a great place to learn about our culture with family and friends, but is a great place for a school field trip. It is educational, and fun equally. Let's...More

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KelownaMuseumsSoc, other at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

We appreciate your kind words and great review!

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

The Kelowna Museum is not huge but I really liked the info about the geography of the region. Who know there were dormant volcanoes in the city and that an old dormant fault line runs down the middle of the lake and part of why...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Well worth a visit. Not a large museum compared to some we have visited but an enjoyable one. Some lovely art work around also. Good for the local history.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

I visited on my own as part of the walking tour for the downtown cultural area. This has a fantastic overview of the history in the area as well as some information on the wildlife. My favorite display was a panoramic photo of Kelowna in...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

A few weeks ago I reported to you on the Peachland museum as the first in a series of reviews on the Okanagan Valley small museums. In this review, I would like to continue with this series reviewing the Okanagan Heritage Museum in Kelowna. As...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

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.

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