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MacBride Museum

1124 First Avenue at Wood St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
867.667.2709
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum gives the best and most entertaining overview... more » Owner description: Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum gives the best and most entertaining overview of the colorful characters and groundbreaking events that built Canada's Yukon. Fun for the whole family, gold panning and historical skits daily during the summer months. Open all year. « less
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Ottawa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

MacBride Museum is a must-see for anyone new to the Yukon and interested in its history. The exhibits go into great detail about individual Yukoners, historical events, and the territory's culture that give one a taste of the Yukon's charm. Unfortunately, the museum doesn't lend itself to repeat visits and little has changed since they renovated the museum in 2007.... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took my out of town friend to MacBride and we had a great time. Gold panning, new and interesting exhibits plus practically a private tour by one of the staff. Super friendly and full of great Northern stories. Also ran into an ex Yukon Commissioner giving a talk. Super interesting exhibits. Highlights are the Yukon animals room and gold panning,... More

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Please come back and see us again soon. We have our final free local music night coming up on August 21 between 5 and 7pm with the Canucks and Hank Karr. Sincerely, Leighann More

Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum is hands one. Darling log cabin where Sam McGee lived with his wife. Beautiful history of Robert Stewart who wrote poems about Sam McGee. Natural wild life animals are depicted in large size real life. I live that kind of stuff. There were some women's clothes and household items. Many stories about the pioneers who lived in Whitehorse.... More

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hi Lesley Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, Leighann More

Yukon, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must see if in Whitehorse, staff was friendly,outside and inside exhibits are great,history for the 19 and 20 century.

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, Leighann More

Chelsea, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a nice time at the museum. Friendly staff and great exhibits. We were lucky enough to have visited on Yukon appreciation day so it was complimentary. Kids area has great photo ops :)

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, Leighann More

Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Must see !! Extensive collection of artifacts and photographs. Sam McGee's cabin is there, complete with period artifacts. Late 19th century, early 20th century mining equipment complete with commentaries.

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, Leighann More

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed our time at this wonderful museum. It provides a great introduction to the natural history of Yukon, and to the amazing story of the people who have lived here. I liked that it is not all glossy and polished; like the area itself, it has a rustic feel which suits the exhibitions. I normally do not like stuffed... More

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back at the museum next time you find yourself in Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A little expensive at $20 each, but worth a visit on a rainy day. Especially liked the gold rush history... but wasn't keen on the mounted animals!

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum. We did want to point out that our admission fee is $10 for adults, not $20. Sincerely, Leighann More

Seward, Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been here three other times and was looking forward to taking my daughter there for the first time. Since my last visit nine years ago, the museum seems to have gone downhill. The great mining exhibit downstairs was gone and the outside building were blocked off by a private event they were staging. It was not worth the... More

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello Naomi, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are sorry that you did not completely enjoy your experience. The museum has changed a lot over the past 10 years, and dismantled the gold rush exhibit in the Lower Gallery because it did not meet fire code. We did open a new building in 2007, which... More

Louisa, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a neat experience of learning how to pan for gold!!! Actually found some. The museum is very well done and has a lot of gold mining artifacts. If you want to learn about this era this is a great place to visit.

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and even found some gold to take home! Please come back and say Hi if you find yourself in Whitehorse again. Sincerely, Leighann More

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