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Address: 502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-352-9813
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very knowledgable about the history of Nelson, we enjoyed it a lot. The art exhibits, in my opinion were lame and not worth the time to look at them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
chariotawaits
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upper island

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upper island
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Very knowledgable about the history of Nelson, we enjoyed it a lot. The art exhibits, in my opinion were lame and not worth the time to look at them.

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Thank chariotawaits
Kingston, Jamaica
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The day I visited the Touchstones Museum there were two excellent exhibitions being hosted. In the main floors gallery a local artist, Lou Lynn, was exhibiting a brilliant show of sculptural glass and bronze pieces. In the upper gallery there was a permanent historical exhibition on Nelson and region. A great way to start a visit to the city.

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Thank Richard P
Invermere, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Can't say it's a bad museum per say, but I would have liked it to be more interactive. It wasn't my favourite, but it was a great way to spend about an hour I guess. Overal my group liked it, but it was not my personal favourite.

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Thank F M
British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I only had about 30 minutes on my hands but my quick visit to Touchstones was worth the $8 admission. The combination of art gallery and museum means that there are offerings for different tastes and the quality of both the museum and gallery was very high for a small museum. The primary exhibit in the art gallery space was... More 

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Thank TessmacTraveller
Invermere, Canada
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

There are two floors, elevator in the lobby. The first floor has a gift store and several rooms set up as an art gallery. Art to me may not appeal to you, so all I will say that there is variety. Upstairs was the museum part and I was lost to time. There was a room with short movies that... More 

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Thank Tom M
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was fascinated by the displays, movies, and facts that I learned at the museum. On top of the museum the gallery always has very unique and enticing art. The staff are also very genuine, kind, and welcoming.

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Thank armh1774
Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Doesn't have a lot in terms of exhibits, though upstairs has some interesting displays on aspects of local history. There are also a couple of galleries with changing displays, usually by local/area artists, which can be quite good. The gift shop has an eclectic mix of local goods, arts and crafts, and is fun to browse through. And there's an... More 

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Thank Jen C
Middlesex, VT
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This small museum has interesting exhibits on Nelson, its history and the history of the surrounding area.

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Thank Thomas W
Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Very small museum with some very interesting subjects on the area but I found in lacking in exhibits.

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Thank Hawk M
nelson
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I recently found some special and unique christmas gifts at the giftshop. Nice to support local artists.

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Thank sundaysue

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