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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT. The Museum also houses a cafe that provides delectable fares from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“museum cafe” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very well situated place to visit. It is a beautiful building with lots of history. The exhibits were well displayed and would be interesting for most. I would plan on spending at least a few hours here. It is by donation only,...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent museum. For the area, this museum has definitely been creative in their settings of various situations that occurred within the north.

Thank Casualtravelleryk
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a lovely museum. I was impressed. The displays are well thought out and relevant. The printed material was easy to read, which is great! No squinting, bending or trying to avoid glare! We also had lunch there and I must say - one...More

Thank Peace_Parrot
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went and enjoyed the exhibits and entire building. Lots of information, presented interestingly and simply. Well done. The cafeteria food was delicious; kind staff, too.

Thank TracyAP
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Most people say that if you want to catch the aurora in Yellowknife, it's recommended to stay at least 3 nights to make sure you don't leave disappointed. The night time activities are sorted, but the day time schedule needs to be filled. As Yellowknife...More

1  Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is free but donations are encouraged and after walking the museum they totally deserve those donations. Lots of great information and tons of displays that are visually interesting even to a 2 year old. There is also a cafe inside we didn't eat...More

Thank Trista L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great for all ages Though one of the main exhibits was closed due to a leak in the roof I would suggest a visit when in Yellowknife is a key. Well presented

Thank Jelena G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were in Yellowknife overnight with alot of time the next day to burn off before our evening flight. Brought my twins to visit the museum and they absolutely loved it! They have an incredible interactive HANDS-ON area for little kids. So awesome! My kids...More

Thank Ohokannoak
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We spent an afternoon at the Centre, beautiful facility, great exhibits especially on NWT wildlife as well as local history. Very nice lunch, restaurant was well patronized by visitors and local residents.

1  Thank 492traveler
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Centre unveils the life around Yellowknife, the history of mining, the aboriginal life and traditions. I hope the centre will showcase some old aboriginal artifacts and historical timeline of the tribes. All the artifacts on display are worth viewing, each one is created as...More

Thank hkaur2017
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