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Okanagan Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Local history well displayed

This little museum has a little bit of everything in it. Entrance fee is by donation. Natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smoltman
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Courtenay, Canada
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Kelowna history

To learn about the Kelowna history great place to visit Very interactive for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erika H
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Montreal, Canada
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Discover the natural and human history of Kelowna. Experience fascinating new displays as we continue to reimagine the entire permanent gallery of Kelowna’s flagship museum! Learn how the Okanagan valley was formed, and why it supports tremendous...more
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470 Queensway, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6S7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little museum has a little bit of everything in it. Entrance fee is by donation. Natural history, First Nation history, European settlers, Asian history from long ago to recent. Make sure you look in the trays below the exhibits! Well worth the 1 hour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Smoltman
Kelowna M, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review, Smoltman! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To learn about the Kelowna history great place to visit Very interactive for Children Inexpensive Lots to see

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Erika H
Kelowna M, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for making the Okanagan Heritage Museum part of your day! We really appreciate the wonderful review, Erika.

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Very appropriate for our young family. We appreciated the First Nations perspectives and interactive displays. One point lost for the two headed lamb.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian S
KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review, Brian S. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the two-headed lamb.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

A small museum that focuses on the regional history. It gives a lot of insight to the development of Kelowna and surrounding area. The staff made the visit a memorable experience and the exhibits and collections were interesting. I would recommend it to anyone visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the Okanagan Heritage Museum, GenePP. Thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed September 1, 2018

My visit to the Heritage Museum was very good. The two temporary exhibits were EXCELLENT. Reviewers have talked about the size of the museum. It is a regional museum. It is not going to be the same as a museum in Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the amazing review. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits.

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

After being disappointed by the Orchard Museum we didn’t have high expectations for this one! Thankfully, we were delighted by the collections that encompassed many facets of Okanagan History! The First Nation people were given their proper due in this museum, which was an important...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Heather R, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Thank you for visiting and reviewing the Okanagan Heritage Museum. We have been working to update our permanent gallery and are pleased that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent displays. Not large but very informative and lots of fun. Especially enjoyed view of City from 1900 to present day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us this great review Ed98686. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We were invited to the opening of an awesome new exhibition about historical bathing suits from the 1890’s to the 1970’s. Well laid out. We loved all the examples textures and colours. It was like a history of Janzen

Date of experience: June 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web and Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback DaleL943. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the new Babes and Bathers: History of the Swimsuit exhibit.

Reviewed April 3, 2018

We searched up “museums” in Kelowna and found that there are three museums within a few blocks that can give you a really nice feel for the history of the valley. We started at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. We were greeted by a very friendly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, Web & Social Media Coordinator at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the museums. Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review!

Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum outlining the history on the okanagan! I enjoyed taking my dad and hearing his stories of his homestead as a boy! I appreciated the small section on homelessness as it reminds all of us of greater needs. Thank you!

Date of experience: February 2018
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KelownaMuseumsSoc, SM & Marketing at Okanagan Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. We are happy to hear that you had a nice visit with your father. Also, thanks for the feedback on our SEE: Kelowna exhibit. We love hearing your thoughts!

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Tessa B
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Hi Tessa B, 45-60 minutes is usually the amount of time the average visitor spends in the museum.
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