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“Good collection, presentation can be improved” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Northern British Columbia

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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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
Madrid, Spain
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good collection, presentation can be improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The museum has a good collection of First Nations actual art, archeological artifacts and items explaining live of settlers and First Nations during last centuries. But we certainly missed age indications in the different showcases. You wondered is it 100, 150 or 200 years old? You could only guess.

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Museum must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Superb facility to visit for all ages. Great exhibit and explanations of the history and culture. The architecture of the structure is also very eyecatching.

Visited August 2013
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verwood
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Well worth investigating!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

From the outside this looked vey small and a bit dull but there's much more inside than you'd expect, including a very nice shop well stocked with some nice First Nation work. Fascinating local displays with good captioning gives a real insight into local history, and while we were there, a very good photographic competition on display. Good value and lots to see- and very clean loos!!

Visited June 2013
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Lacombe, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't miss this in Prince Rupert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Excellent displays and commentary give a good idea of the history of the native peoples of the region and their incredible culture and artwork.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“Eclectic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

There are interesting objects in the museum, but it is unclear how are they organized. Maybe if one takes the guided tour it is clearer but we walked around, read the labels and explanations but got out a bit confused. We were expecting to find more about the first nations heritage and history but ended with bits and pieces of information.

Visited August 2013
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