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Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

1100 BC-3b, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 250-362-7722
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Unusual But A Nice Break

We stopped into this Museum on our way through to somewhere else. We did not expect to pay a... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2017
Princeton, Canada
Great look back at Rossland's heritage.

Friendly and casual attraction providing a look into Rosslands past. Gold, skiing, hockey and... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2017
Hunter Valley
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Established in 1955, the Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association is a not-for-profit society whose mission is to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area. The Rossland Historical Museum & Archives Association began in the basement of the Rossland Court House in 1954 and was incorporated under the BC Societies Act in March of 1955. The present museum was built on the site of the Black Bear mine in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial project. Although the mine (and underground tour) is permanently closed, the museum still speaks to this area of our history and a video of the underground tour is available during operating hours. The museum building houses thousands of artifacts in the storage rooms. The archives stores and preserves historic photos, documents, the Rossland Miner newspapers from 1896 to 1972, maps and the City's early assessment and tax rolls, as well as other important mining and community historical information. The museum is also the host organization for the Destination BC Visitor Centre and has tourist information, maps, and guides pertaining to BC, the Kootenay Rockies, and other tourist regions as well as our local communities. We also have a computer station for visitors use.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1100 BC-3b, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
+1 250-362-7722
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

We stopped into this Museum on our way through to somewhere else. We did not expect to pay a specified fee (we are used to Museums requesting a donation, where we are typically generous) so we did not actually 'tour' the main building. However, there...More

Thank looseink
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Friendly and casual attraction providing a look into Rosslands past. Gold, skiing, hockey and community.

Thank BudgieHunterValley
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A fascinating look at the history of the gold mining boom town. Fun kids activities and community presentations. Be sure to explore the grounds to see buildings and mining equipment from the late 1800s.

Thank Doreen T T
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The Rossland Museum is worth while stopping. They have a wonderful display, very interpretive and well thought out. You can even do some gold panning and look at some rocks under some fluorescent lighting..very cool! Just wish they would open up the mines again..very disappointing...More

Thank Darcee O
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Excellent way to spend a day. The museum is thoughtfully laid out with very good artifacts, photos and memorabilia. You get a real sense of the history of Rossland and the early settlers and the incredible hard work that went into the building of the...More

Thank 70ambera
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lots of interesting things to see and learn about. Interactive fun for the whole family! Bring a Frisbee for one of the best Frisbee golf in North America!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love this place. We've put off coming here for too long and had to do it when we had the chance. No regrets. I'll go again cause it's that good. Friendly staff as well. Nice layout and lots of space to display an amazing...More

Thank Saint_Johnny
Reviewed March 17, 2016

this is well worth a visit, as has fairly detailed history of the Rossland area from the mining to the skiing history...only open over summer monthsMore

Thank Vicki A
Joelle B, Manager at Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2016

Thank you so much for visiting the Rossland Museum, Vicki! Just wanted to note that we are in fact open year round now! Winter Hours are limited to Wednesdays to Saturdays 12 to 5pm, but in May and June, those extend so we're only closed...More

Reviewed February 27, 2016

Panning for gold is fun! Small museum with some very interesting displays. The ski section, the Cominco section are worth viewing if you have the interests. Gift shop and tourist centre. Special kids events certain afternoons if you are going to be in town for...More

Thank porky789
Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a very well put together, thought out museum, a pride of the city of Rossland. The staff are great, friendly and knowledgeable! They even have children's programs.

Thank Patricia C
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