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Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A good short-history of the area

A small gift shop and nicely done brief history of the area, re; natives, railway, gold rush, fur... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RetiredGuy19
Interesting history

It was a short visit as we came too late in the day, but very interesting to see Revelstoke's... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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Revelstoke Museum & Archives celebrates Revelstoke and district in a vibrant, interactive museum where all are welcome to participate, to learn, to share, and to explore the history of the region. Learn about how we play and work in the snow...more
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315 West First Street, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small gift shop and nicely done brief history of the area, re; natives, railway, gold rush, fur industry, old artifacts, etc. A good way to spend 20-30 minutes to get a feel for the town.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

All the strange and wonderful stories and secrets of Revelstoke past and present are wrapped up nicely at the old post office building. Museum curator Cathy English is second-to-none in her local historical knowledge, which will enthral, entertain and educate visitors of any age.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

It was a short visit as we came too late in the day, but very interesting to see Revelstoke's history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank unraue
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were very impressed with the Museum, the displays are very interesting and well done. Lots of info for the History lover. I found some of the Antiques most fastinating, especially the old Fridge, and the Fur Press. I would highly recommend stopping to check...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather7A7
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Revelstoke has a proud history of mountain sports and railways and the Museum does an excellent job of describing both. They also have lots of items set out and accessible for a closer look, which I enjoyed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Not a particularly large museum but It does have good displays. Nice to learn about Revelstoke history. Good gift store

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

For a low entry fee visitors start with the history of the First Nation people if the area. There is information on the Canadian Pacific Railway. We learnt that Revelstoke was named after a British lord who helped finance the railway. World Wars I and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

We spent literally hours in this museum - it packs a wealth of genuine artifacts and really well told hehistory into a relatively small space (two floors of a large house building). We were mesmerised by all the little draws full of stuff, the great...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Fionnstevenson
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Smaller, diverse museum. Giving a good look at the history, the people, the industries and world events effects on this outpost in the mountains. Also a great, small exhibit on skiing, including a first for me, reference to "Norwegian Snow Shoes"

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Eric S
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We were amazed to find out that Revelstoke was home to the very first ski-jump in Canada! This little nugget of history was discovered at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives which oozes with interesting facts about the origins of Revelstoke. The museum is housed in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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