We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Review Highlights
Educational and a thought-provoking experience

A lovely little museum with a fascinating collection of indigenous artifacts. Well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2022
BGJinns
,
Victoria, Canada
Beautiful carvings, totem poles, canoes, and artifacts.

Extremely well done, small historical presentations of artifacts. Helpful staff. If you visit at... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2019
sandrabI7727FC
Read all 72 reviews
  
Reviews (72)
Filter reviews
72 results
Traveller rating
54
13
2
1
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
54
13
2
1
2
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
16 - 21 of 72 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This out of the way Native Art Museum has one of the best collections of native art you'll ever find. The items are well displayed and the descriptions are short and to the point.Allow at least one hour for your visit. There is no photography allowed and,unfortunately,they don't have a book for sale showing their collection. Across the road is a well designed area of native plants etc. which,again unfortunately,has been neglected in terms of maintenance.A few hours of weeding and raking could restore it to its original beauty.Another point that would bring more visitors would be better signage helping motorists find this treasure because that is what it is. Enjoy your visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank eddyVictoria_B_C_
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with a group of us. The history is amazing and the museum is by far one of the best. It costs 10 dollars per adult and young children are free. The scenery is perfect for an outing. The museum offers a gift shop that has an array of options and some cute items for children. My daughter was attracted to the puppets. Before walking in make sure to check out the petroglyphs!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JR02014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

The Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre was one of the best things we saw while visiting Quadra Island. Outside there are houseposts (totems), petroglyphs on the rocks, a garden displaying indigenous plants, and a tv with recordings of the elders telling stories. Once inside cameras are not allowed, as requested by the elders. The masks and regalia are beautiful. Learning about the potlatch ceremony, dance and tradition was very interesting. Our family took almost 2 hours here, but we read everything, and our youngest is a tween. Many other families made it through in less than an hour, but had much younger children. Very beautiful to learn about the people whose land we stood on.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank HarvestMoonBc
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 6, 2017

If you're wanting to learn about Kwagiulth First Nation's history and culture then this is one of the places to visit. The masks and stories and cultural items are beautifully and clearly presented. 3000 + year old petroglyphs as well can be viewed in the nature garden across the road (also part of the Nuyumbalees site). Highly recommended visit for when you're in the Campbell River/ Quadra Island area.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank fromcanada77
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A small and fascinating place displaying cultural artefacts as well as the history of the Kwagiulth First Nation. You could see it in 20 minutes but it's so interesting I guarantee you'll stay longer!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank George S
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews