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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
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well worth a visit

a great place to visit to get a grasp of the history of the town, very well curated, displays were interesting and the gift shop had lots of quality art and unique gifts

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Canmore, Canada

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

a great place to visit to get a grasp of the history of the town, very well curated, displays were interesting and the gift shop had lots of quality art and unique gifts

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I live in Nelson and went here to find out more about the history of the place we live. I found it to be fairly well done. It wasn't as fascinating an experience as I hoped it might be, but I did enjoy it.

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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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