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Address: 502 Vernon Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-352-9813
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place to take the family for an interactive experience. Always changing gallery. Lots of Nelson and area history

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Nelson, Canada
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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Touchstones Museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Nelson. It is easy to enjoy being inside of this building. The exhibits on the history of Nelson really help to captivate this area'a past without having to commit hours to the event. However, the attempts at the iPod exhibit, to be creative, innovative, and... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the family for an interactive experience. Always changing gallery. Lots of Nelson and area history

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Chilliwack
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed the displays, stories, and atmosphere. Museum covered the area very well. Galleries added some unique additions.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This "Touchstone" museum was high end in term of its displays, pictures, gift shop and on the street parking.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This museum depicts the history and geography of Nelson and area and includes changing art exhibitions. The permanent exhibitions are organized on a chronological basis featuring large pictorial panels and many cases of artifacts all carefully identified and explained. Covers First Nations, European exploration, settlement, transportation and mining, continuing to 21st century development. The art exhibition at the time of... More 

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Cranbrook
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I was disappointed a little, didn't see anything that was of a WOW factor, for Nelson I thought there would be a broader range of artistic venues. Will check it out another time. The reception was very friendly and informative.

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Richland, WA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is small and the staff is very friendly and pleasant. The second floor exhibit presents Nelson's history, going back to the North American natives and continuing through its life as a mining town to its present as a winter and outdoors destination. It was very informative with lots of photos and murals and well-written text. The first floor... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Interesting to learn about Nelson and how it all started. Some of the exhibits were really fascinating and the photos put the evolution of the town in to perspective. Personally I would have preferred more of the space inside dedicated to the museum aspect rather than the art exhibits - which were good but meant that the museum space itself... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed it very much , wasn't many people there but may be due to the weather and the time of the year.

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Vancouver BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The upper floor of this Museum houses a permanent display of Nelson and the surrounding areas beginning with the first nations people, gold rush and further development of Nelson. It had great photos of the mining days (silver, copper, gold etc) with explanations of the various mines etc. It provided a glimpse into what Nelson was like at the turn... More 

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Additional Information about Touchstones Museum

Address: Address: 502 Vernon Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-352-9813
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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