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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
+1 250-624-3207
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Small, well done, interesting.

Reasonable price for the variety, depth and nice displays of First Nations / BC history. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kalamalkared
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Surrey, BC
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Very nice museum to visit. Learnt a lot bout the history in Rupert. Great native history and... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Andrew F
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first nations” (38 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
“long house” (8 reviews)
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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+1 250-624-3207
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"first nations"
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"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"long house"
in 8 reviews
"native art"
in 11 reviews
"great collection"
in 5 reviews
"northwest coast"
in 3 reviews
"guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"informative displays"
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"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
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"couple of hours"
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"culture"
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"information"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable price for the variety, depth and nice displays of First Nations / BC history. The building was clean and the cedar interior creates a nice coastal atmosphere. Far superior to the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate! Staff was welcoming. The work of women was...More

Thank kalamalkared
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum to visit. Learnt a lot bout the history in Rupert. Great native history and railroad as well. Probably won’t go again till we have kids.

Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Went on an Anthropological Field Trip with Northwest Community College - Experiential Learning Experience - it was Outstanding! Fabulous Exhibits! Amazing Displays! Great Gift Shop With something for Everyone! Over-the-Top! Can’t wait to go back again & again! Wonderful, knowledgeable Staff! Very Informative! Got to...More

1  Thank Nedra P
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum primarily showing indigenous people’s history and art. The gift shop features a lot of beautifully carved jewellery at relatively reasonable prices.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a treasure. Just enough terrific pieces, beautifully presented and curated. The building is a beautiful example of west coast, timber construction. The museum shop has unique treasures. Staff could not be more welcoming ...

2  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Excellent presentations of first nations history, culture, trade and interaction with foreigners. In this regard, did a better job than the Victoria Museum of BC that we visited a few days before. However it is of course limited in scale.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

What an incredible museum loaded with history of the area, the native cultures, the implements historically used, weavings historically done. You absolutely have to go to this museum!

Thank Byronmary
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a superbly presented history of the local area and the people who have always inhabited it. The architecture of the building is fantastic and so appropriate for the contents, Well worth the modest entrance fee.

Thank Lynherlynda
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building with very historical contents displayed with attention to detail. Two suggestions: many of the items needed to be dated; neither my husband or I could hear the informative film.

Thank Gardener2014
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Several displays were darkened and over all it was pretty small. Massive building but it seems like it is used by other offices instead of the rich history of the area.

Thank Carol F
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