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Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives

400 Pyramid Lake Road | (across from the Jasper Aquatic Centre), Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-3013
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Jasper
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly... more » Owner description: Our Historical Gallery features many unique artifacts including David Thompson’s musket balls, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta and one of Curly Phillips’ canoes. The exhibits in our Showcase & Alcove Galleries change several times a year. These galleries feature exhibits which are culturally and historically significant to the area.All purchases in our gift shop are tax free. Summer hours: 10-5 pm daily. Winter hours: 10-5 pm Thursday-Sunday. « less
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Port Coquitlam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

liked the information how the town came to be settled. Staff were very friendly and gave interesting information about the museum and the layout. Small but interesting. only will need about half an hour or so. They gave us information about a animal museum across from the rail station. This was really great!! good to know.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very well laid out and informative with really friendly staff. A bit out of the way but we'll worth finding. Had an exhibition on Marilyn Munro when we were there which was really interesting

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San Jose
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Good history (as one would expect), but nothing special. Compares unfavorably with the Whyte Museum in Banff. And an exhibition about Marilyn Monroe?

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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well done, a small museum packed with history. You see a cross section of the early day in the Rockies, not for the faint of heart. The current added feature Marilyn Monroe has some amazing item, picture and town people comments and note from her time in Jasper, Hollywood comes to Jasper

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California
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288 reviews 288 reviews
201 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

You can see the pride in the community reflected in this place. Local people making history come alive. The displays and visuals are helpful in understanding the history of the area. While we were there they were having a giant book sale based on donation.

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Harbour Grace, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A great place to go on a rainy day! This museum may be small, but it has more than enough artifacts and information to keep you occupied for an hour or so. I learned all about the history of Jasper, the railway, and the park. The lady on duty (from NB?) was very friendly! There was a charming Marilyn Monroe... More

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Notts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nice small museum giving reasonable coverage of local history in the space available. It is about 15 minutes from the train station, a bit away from the town centre. The town does not seem to publicise it too well - they should - visitors may not be aware of it and can miss an interesting place. OK to spend an... More

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Piedmont, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was a nice little museum to spend an hour in, and the woman at the desk was super-friendly. It's a pretty small place that gives an OK summary of local history and a lot of space to Marilyn Monroe's time here in 1953 to film "River of No Return."

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MIA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This also small museum is very good to see, they have all the history from when the town has started, first house build, first hotel, fire dept. etc... the good thing is that they have pictures for all that; very neat and walking distance from train station

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Oceania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The Museum is located at the back of Jasper, near the head of the Town Trail, and across from the Activity Centre and Pool. It's an easy walk from the train station or info centre, but most tourists dont take the trouble to find it. They should. There is a lot of interesting history to Jasper, and the gifts sold... More

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