Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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- This was an amazing tour. The ship is in incredible condition and full of artifacts and educational information. The price was more than reasonable.Written September 23, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were the only ones in the gallery, coming about an hour before closing. Enjoyed the main display that featured one artist, but found the other display of works by local highschool students even more interesting. Staff very friendly and approachable. I also want to give a pitch for their "First Friday" event which takes place the first Friday evening of each month, where local performers get to participate in an open mic to a receptive audience. Next one will be in September.Written June 16, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Small but comprehensive museum with lots to see in natural history, settler history and science. Love visiting it!Written October 21, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This gallery features a lovely selection of Terry's giclees, prints, calendars, etc., and incredible originals. Loved taking his workshops. He will be missed.Written September 5, 2019
- My sister and I visited Leir House not only to tour it but also to attend the Penticton Arts Council Christmas Craft Show. After seeing the various items for sale, we took a self-tour inside the two-story house. We admired the decor including the hard wood floors and staircase up to the second floor. We learned that minimal changes have been made to the house since owned by Hugh Charles Leir and his family of eleven (11) children. The dumb waiter was removed when the kitchen was modernized. Posted information told us the history of Leir House that was built in 1927. In 1951, it was a nurses residence before becoming a Cultural Arts Centre in 1980. Rooms are available for rent and used for music and dramatic arts lessons as well as meetings, workshops and other special occasions. Leir House is the only stone-faced building in Penticton. We exited the house and walked the grounds, visiting the Gazebo that has grape vines for a roof. There is a small, stone building on the property that mimics the architecture of the bigger Leir House. The gardens are lovely with several older trees growing around the house. The lawns are meticulously groomed.Written December 8, 2018
- I love to explore the paintings of our local artists that are featured in the gallery. This is a must stop for tourists and locals.Written November 6, 2018
- I have been visiting this gallery for years now and always find interesting art. I have also used their framing service and have always been very happy with the results. I especially enjoy Prema as she is so helpful.Written March 18, 2021
- This place is a bit out of the way in the Cannery Trade Centre, however it's well worth seeking out. They have an extensive collection of art and collectibles that wouldn't be out of place in Vancouver. The place is a bit misleading because it looks like 2 small rooms from the front door but opens into a large back space and even an outside space as well. The ladies there seem quite knowledgable and will let you poke around the back if you ask.
There is also a huge fluffy silver cat you need to see to believe.Written April 14, 2019
- I thoroughly enjoyed fine Friday evening lecture on the theatrical nature of Italian architecture, and specifically the piazza at the Matheson and Grove Gallery. Entertainment, enlightenment and lively creative ideas with Antonella DeMichelis, renowned Art Historian. Highly recommend this Made in Italy lecture series. Next lecture January 10 and monthly through May. Gallery itself is a fascinating cornucopia of art and sculpture in a myriad of styles and themes. Founding artists Renee Matheson and Kindrie Grove as well as a number of artists have studios on site and welcome visitors.Written December 14, 2019
- This little gem located on Nanaimo Ave. just off Main St. is a pleasure to visit. The meticulously curated photographs and the wonderful soothing space makes it a wonderful stop on your gallery tour or when you are visiting downtown. Steve Hancock, the owner is himself, a highly credentialed professional photographer specializing in nature shots and he has chosen a stable of very accomplished photographers to represent, making for an eclectic and highly interesting ever-changing exhibit.Written November 24, 2012
- I was the first person to walk in the door that morning and the owner greeted me with enthusiasm and love of the artwork on display. Explained about her unique driftwood chair that sits outside the gallery and decor.
An artist will I would want to display there talents here,Written August 23, 2020
- Undisturbed viewing of beautiful art. Staff acknowledged presence but let you walk around with out interruptions. Social distancing practiced.Written August 23, 2020