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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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Address: 100 First Ave. | PO Box 699, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
Phone Number: 250-624-3207
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of...
Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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Excellent museum with an extensive collection of First Nation artifacts

My husband and I found this an interesting and beautiful museum with an extensive collection of First Nation artifacts. It is certainly worth a visit ! There is also a large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2012
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Antwerp
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216 reviews 216 reviews
89 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I found this an interesting and beautiful museum with an extensive collection of First Nation artifacts. It is certainly worth a visit ! There is also a large giftshop with postcards and original gifts inspired by or made by First Nation people.

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nanaimo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A must see and very affordable.It took about two hours to view all the beautiful things they have here.We also loved the gift shop very nice.

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Bellevue, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
69 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a great museum with lots of beautiful First Nation artifacts! The absolutely coolest part of the entire museum is the huge open room with the three totem poles overlooking the harbour. Worth a visit if you have time!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A very interesting collection in a stunning building. The guided tour was interesting and the gift shop attractive. A great place to get a sense of the history of the area before setting off on an exploration of the North Coast.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I was especially impressed by a Bear (Tsimshian Mortuary Sculpture) and a ceremonial mask. Since we were on our way to Haida Gwaii, we were looking for samples of that culture and there are many.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

very informative and visually appealing display. best value for money of any museum, ever! the ingenuity of native people in adapting to their environment will amaze you

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I loved this museum because it gave me a feel for and an appreciation of the beauty, sophistication and complexity of the Native Culture that has existed in and around this area for more than 5000 years. Take time to read the information presented. It's well worth it.

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arizona, british columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

well organized - would love to have seen carving or mask dances, but were told they only happen for large (tour) groups - maybe a video??

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california
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Very welcoming staff and excellent displays with clear and thorough descriptions. Easy to follow through and good places to stop and study or rest. Great gift shop.with local items

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

So much more can be learned from a guided tour. Educational and enjoyable! Highly recommended!

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