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Museum of Northern British Columbia

100 First Ave. | PO Box 699, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
250-624-3207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

The mix between the artifacts and the modern Tsimshiam art is simply beautiful. The exhibits are superb. The view from the Great Hall to the harbour is impregnable. I wish the old piano was more visible it deserves a better exposure. Incontestably the place to see if you go to Prince Rupert.

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London
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

If you visit this museum, make sure you have plenty of time as there is loads to see. It's well laid out and very informative with info boards alongside the exhibits so you know what you're looking at. There's some more modern artifacts as well that are well worth looking at. If you'd prefer a guided tour, these are available... More

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Las Vegas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

My wife and I are museum nuts and this is one of the best regional museums I have ever visited. The collections are specific to Northern BC and they cover history, native artifacts, industry, and other aspects of this part of Canada. We took a free escorted tour of the place. The docent picked 8 or 10 specific items in... More

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Nicely laid out with displays clearly labelled. We took a guided tour at 2pm which was very informative and interesting. A great place to learn about native history, art and culture.

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chicago
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

This is not a very large museum, but it does a nice job of explaining the history of Prince Rupert running from the First Nations to present. There is a room that overlooks the water with artifacts and that room was nice to just sit in and watch things go by. Lots of art artifacts, but modern and old. However,... More

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Battle Ground, WA
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

The Museum of Northern B.C., though small, was quite informative about the First Nation People who lived in the area. It has multiple displays of relics and artifacts with accompanying explanations of of materials the natives used as well as how, where and who used the item. The museum also included displays about the European settlement of the area. Our... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

Kind of an eclectic array of stuff. The curator there was really cool though, so she made the visit worth it. Check out the train museum down the hill by the water!

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

The Museum at Prince Rupert is really special. On the one hand it presents a picture of the accomplishments of very successful and truly ancient civilizations in this remote corner of North America. It demonstrates their their unique and fascinating social structures but it also tells the terrible story of their demise during the 19th century as smallpox ravaged the... More

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