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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“museum cafe” (14 reviews)
“great museum” (13 reviews)
“museum is free” (10 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 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend spending half day here. Beautiful and informative! Didnt know much about Yellowknife before attending the centre, learned so much about its history!

Thank Andi1736
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As there is limited activities in daytime yellowknife. This will be a very good relaxing place to visit, the center have many interesting items to explore if you have time. It can spend you easily an hour or more being there. Seats are available too...More

Thank Joeckleung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To know Yellowknife better, this is a must see. It tells of the history, geography, culture and everything. The cafe also served great food.

Thank _alikolha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd spent 2 hours on the Sunday morning.. it tells you about all the history of NWT. A lot of precious exhibits and what's more it's free!!!!! Unfortunately the cafe is closed on Sunday and we missed that.

Thank Ruby W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

modern structure, suitable for family with children. Lot of historic items and animals spicimen. Ten minutes walking distance from town. While you wake up late since spending all night for watching northern light, this is a good place.

Thank Albert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm really glad we had time to visit the museum and learn about the life and culture of the northern communities. We had lunch at the Cafe and it was really excellent - I recommend the Arctic Cod. There was a children's play space as...More

Thank taiwantraveller
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We held a meeting at this venue. The price was right and they were very helpful with our event. The Museum cafe served my guests and the food was really good. The Museum was also good and the area sorrounding was perfect for a lunchtime...More

Thank ms_rl99
Reviewed 12 October 2017

It's a really interesting place to go and Thursdays they close late and the entrance is free! they do have all kinds of events though out the year

Thank MoNo V
Reviewed 10 October 2017

An excellent selection of Northern Artists, cultural collections, interactive play room for the kids.

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Add my knowledge about Canada, not just the metropolitan way of life in the cities. A guided tour of the Legislative Assembly building furthered my knowledge about modern North Canada. Highly recommend to have lunch as well as teatime at the museum cafe.

Thank TCspeech
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