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“For a taste of history”
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Touchstones Museum
Ranked #7 of 38 things to do in Nelson
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

For a taste of the history of Nelson BC and the local artists located in what was the old City Hall the Touchstones Museum is the place to go.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

I went to the museum as part of the English Class I do. It's very good, but small. I loved the part about the history of Nelson and around. The art exposition part wasn't great at the time...

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The museum didn't interest me much - it is small, which usually means a chance to get up close and personal with the artifacts, but that wasn't the case here. Each "topic" (such as Mining in the Kootenays) was presented on a large poster board with little snippets of information arranged in a random pattern. It was hard to get a coherent history of Nelson and area or to get an appreciation of what life was like in the Kootenays in earlier days.

Thank LittleOldLady60
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We viewed the current artshows and really enjoyed them. The staff were attentive and informative.

Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nelson has a rich history for such a comparatively new community (115 years) and Touchstones does a fine job of giving an overview of its past. The art gallery features world-class artists as well as an occasional opportunity for local artists to exhibit.

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