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

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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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 helpful votes 29 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

Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There are many stories to tell, but this museum did not tell them well. It felt more like a warehouse of old stuff with every nook and cranny filled. I like a museum that takes me on a journey and ties the artifacts to place and time. It certainly was interesting to see what they had, just comes up short... More

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

Hi Don, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We do strive to put as many items on display as possible and to present the stories of Yukon's history in an exciting and interesting way. We are continually improving our exhibits. We hope to see you back at the museum next time you are in Whitehorse. Sincerely,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

visited in a afternoon, personnel sympatic. I had a really nice visit. here is a lot to see and to discover about the Yukon.

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

Hello Marie-Claude, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please come back and see us again if you find yourself back in Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

Hamilton, Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What fun. This was our first stop on our exploration of Whitehorse. I was very impressed with the quality of the museum exhibits. Effort has been made to set up scenery behind the actual exhibit making a great camera shot. Sarah, our young tour person, was knowledgeable and friendly. I had so much fun and this is a great place... 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 if you find yourself in Whitehorse again. Sincerely, Leighann More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice local museum that packs a lot of info and things to look at in a medium sized place. I usually breeze through these things, but actually stayed for about 2 hours. Well done. The staff should be proud of their little museum.

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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 your visit. Please come and see us again as we are continually changing our exhibits. Sincerely, Leighann More

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