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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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Address: 4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 867-767-9347
Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales...

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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Interesting visit

Had lunch. Nice place for lunch and a visit. Beautiful building. Worth a visit. Lots of information, displays, artifacts.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch. Nice place for lunch and a visit. Beautiful building. Worth a visit. Lots of information, displays, artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice small size museum with very good quality exhibits. We spent 2 hours here self learning about the native and their culture as well as the animals they hunts.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small place compared to big city museums but it still contained lots of information about Yellowknife & life up north. Worth a visit while I'm town!

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building with multiple rooms that gives the visitor an overview of the people, resources, geology and development of the NWT

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North Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this museum. It has displays that are put together very nicely. I enjoyed reading about the early history of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super interesting to learn about the local culture. The exhibits were beautiful and well maintained!

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New building. Well-done exhibits. Learned a lot about the mineral and animal wealth of the region. Also exhibits on the people, their culture and their language, but did not have enough time to do that justice.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The center is a great place to find out more about the city. Be aware it opens only between 11 am to 2:30 pm.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

it is a beautiful museum located in central Yellowknife. The staff are great, the displays top notch, and informative to boot! A definite must see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum is relatively small but has exhibitions of the region and its inhabitants and explorers. Very nice. I very much enjoyed the exhibit about the Norther cultures and diverse adaptions to the different food sources - brilliant. Although the caribou seem to struggle for some reasons, good to hear the polar bears and muskox have increased in large numbers... More 

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