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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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“great museum” (12 reviews)
“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 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a full morning at the museum. Many fascinating exhibits and a good history of the area, the Denne, mining and the early settling of the area. The various animals make their sounds as they sense the motion of you walking by the exhibit....More

Thank Fran4666
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really nice building that houses the tourist information temporarily, great displays of how life was in the early settling years, many animal displays and its FREE. Great job Yellowknife!

Thank kmom9663
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building with well laid out displays . Clean, modern and informative!! Self guided tour, lots of free parking

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a good 90 minutes exploring everything they had. And learned I missed a gallery. :(. Great primer on life in the NWT. Fox Moth was a bonus for any aircraft buff. What a great plane.

Thank theoldgunner
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tried to upload photos with my initial review. Could Not initially. Here are my photos to attach with that review.

Thank Papa_Wappa
Reviewed 6 days ago

What I like about this place is that it tells so much about the history and culture of the place, people and nature in an organized way that I felt taken back in time to see the region. There are so many exhibits and photographs...More

Thank Reviewer W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum of the region features art, history of the area and people of the region. There is currently a special exhibit featuring handmade clothing, boots, coats, tools, vessels and a canoe. Some of these items are very old, and the process to make them...More

Thank Seahorse825
Reviewed 1 week ago

This territory museum has excellent, informative exhibits that give insight into the area - in terms of the mining, the native peoples, the geology and history.

Thank yakherd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well done displays of northern Canadian history and nature. Beautiful photographic works as well. No admission fee, donations only. Very tasty food in the museum restaurant also

Thank christia1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the archive they got the original mace of the legislative assembly. The legislative assembly's got the duplicate on display.

Thank Ellen Y
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