Princeton Museum
Princeton Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm year round. Weekends and Holidays noon to 4pm (when staff available, check). Our displays include First Nations, pioneer items including an 1880's cabin, mining, logging & ranching. Displays are curated annually. We also have an extensive archive of documents, early newspapers, fossils, minerals and photos. This small town museum is a gem that is not to be missed. Link to Virtual Tour on website.
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< 1 hour
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jake v
Princeton, Canada15 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We read great reviews on this place so knew it was gonna be good but were still thoroughly impressed! The Museum is mostly run by passionate local volunteers eager to share so much information. We went with our young boys, 4 and 6 who were as excited as we were! The artifacts, items, and displays are rich with history, but the staff adds to the experience by giving more background stories and information. You wouldnt have necessarily expected to see dinosaur bones/fossils, indigenous spearheads, and even a genuine US civil war Generals sword with a local connection 😳 just to name a few. Happy to have the opportunity to soak this in and also support such a cool and unique destination. Dont hesitate to make it part of your plan!!
Written July 4, 2020
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Lucinda
2 contributions
Jul 2020
This museum was a great representation of the mining and colonial life in the area. They are working on including more information about the Chinese railway workers and their lives. Our guide was very open about this. We loved the exhibits and the information on the indigenous history of the area.
Written July 25, 2020
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Maria B
Surrey, Canada10 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
The museum was a lot of fun to visit. Lots of hands on activities. You could take as long as you want to go through it. It's a real 'gem'.
Written May 4, 2016
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Lyucy C
10 contributions
Dec 2019
This little museum has a very large collection of artifacts presenting the history of the area. A lot of photos and information. I have spent a couple of hours exploring and it was not enough. I am planning to come back.
They have unique items to look at – like a cleaner vacuum made in 1907(!).
Great collection of gems and rocks, and fossils.
I highly recommend visiting this museum. Don't forget to live a donation. Such places need our help.
Written December 10, 2019
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kpwerker
Vancouver10 contributions
Aug 2019
My nearly 9-year-old spent over an hour at the museum and enjoyed every minute there, learning about local history of First Nations inhabitants and white settlers. Ask for the scavenger hunt, which is more involved than just ticking things off a list, and really got my child engaged with the various outstanding displays.
Written August 20, 2019
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MaryAnne0413
Langley City, Canada59 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
It was a good museum with lots to see. Clean and tidy and friendly people working there. Great for a little family time.
Written September 8, 2018
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Angelique W
3 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
The rocks that glow in the dark are cool, the decor is amazing and the staff are friendly and knowlegeable.
Written March 31, 2017
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Gemcg
North Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I am not big on museums but because we have a house in Princeton my wife convinced me to go.
I was really surprised at how cool it was. I really enjoyed it and the ladies who were volunteering were just full of information.
Written December 30, 2016
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Amanda W
Kelowna, Canada33 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Princeton museum is a great little place to explore, they have a wonderful collection of items and photographs detailing the history of the town and outlying areas including the ghost towns. The fossil collection is really neat, however it was too bad to see that some of the collection was on loan to the Smithsonian at the time of our visit so we weren't able to see it. The glowing rocks room was beautiful, and the collection of native arts and history was very informative and interesting. The full sized cabin was awesome, being able to go inside and see what living in it would have been like was very cool. The animal skins and trapping gear was fascinating, so was the old mining equipment. Overall we both loved it and will probably be going back again soon!
Written September 26, 2016
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gjsamson
Alberta, Canada702 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Nestled in this town is one of the best little museums I have seen. They have the history of the area on display. The displays are well done and very professional. They have a large exibit from a local collector of fossils which is amazing for a small museum. There is no charge for admission but they accept donations.
Well worth a visit.
Written August 26, 2016
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