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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • 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 1 week ago

It's such a special facility, and it's amazing that it remains free access. This place is a great way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Tara A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum. A reasonable visit can easily take 1.5 hours or more. Covered are the history of the people and the territory, role of mining and mineral exploration, role of the RCMP, traditional life styles of Inuit through First nations peoples,...More

Thank FarnorthGold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2 children are very excited and happy when they are trying to finish the treasure hunt paper prepared by the centre... After they complete the paper they have been rewarded a badge... They were so happy with this...

Thank _halenalee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see on your visit. Well designed and curated exhibits with interesting descriptions. Displays include full size bison, caribou, polar bear, etc. There is a fun children's play area.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 November 2017

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 6 November 2017 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 26 October 2017

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 21 October 2017

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
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