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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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Excellent Historical Overview of Area

We liked this museum because it provides information and artifacts without overwhelming our brains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan206
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Seattle, Washington
amazing history

This museum was the best museum I have ever experienced, the history and exhibits and gift store... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Heather W
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108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia, Canada
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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All reviews first nations gift shop long house native history beautiful building northwest coast interesting artifacts guided tour great displays indigenous peoples totem poles northern british columbia rainy day nice collection on display take your time well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this museum because it provides information and artifacts without overwhelming our brains. The written information artfully weaves First Nation's history with that of white explorers/settlers. One interesting exhibit shows old films depicting the history of the area--halibut fishing, laying rails, etc. And the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This museum was the best museum I have ever experienced, the history and exhibits and gift store are amazing, the building itself is awesome, old wood. The staff is great as well very welcoming and friendly. The city of Rupert is cool to see but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The lady in the gift shop is a font on knowledge. If you had questions about the symbolism or significance of various elements of totem poles, ask this lady; she knows a lot!

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The museum was a surprisingly informative and genuine experience that moved me. I am from Vancouver (sort of like the same area but not really) but I was really moved by the tour and the explanations of the culture, by the tour guides. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank surreygrl
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Allow about an hour to visit the museum, which is a beautiful structure and well laid out and described exhibits. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and really glad we didn't skip it.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Linda G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This museum provides many insights into the history of the native inhabitants over a long interval off their history. Their collection of potlatch masks is exceptional.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Steve K
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We visited MOA in Vancouver so I felt I knew a bit about First Nations culture. This is clearly smaller scale but also gives some history into the local area too since the arrival of the Europeans. The guy behind the counter was very helpful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank IanMinshall
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Quick look round on a rainy day - good value at $8 pp - well laid out with a natural progression through the exhibition - as would be expected heavy on First Nation material -

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank robharper001
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Everything from traditional First Nations Art to information about the settlement of the area by Europeans. Really interesting with good labeling of artifacts. Large signs told overall story of things like settlement, transportation, technology and social change. However I would like to have learned more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed August 13, 2018

In addition to visiting the museum we had taken the city highlights and I believe it was apart of the Museum. The two guides on our bus tour also worked at the museum. Anyway, highly enjoyed the whole thing. The two guides were very informative...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank Rachel W
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