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Fernie Museum

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Address: 491 2nd Ave, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Particularly enjoyed the interactive videologues of stories provided by locals. Fernie is an area rich in history with the development of the coal mines and subsequent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve C
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Particularly enjoyed the interactive videologues of stories provided by locals. Fernie is an area rich in history with the development of the coal mines and subsequent immigration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

stopped in to see the Hosmer display. very informative and well presented. learned a great deal about the little town that we are lucky enough to call home. go for a visit. you will not be disappointed.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

While in Fernie recently we stopped by the museum for a visit. Although it is small, there are many interesting displays to keep your interest. It was a fun learning experience for my family and we would recommend it to you.

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Thank MZoo60
British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walking around downtown we had lunch and planned to visit the museum. The sign said open, but they also had back in 5 - 10 minutes. A return time would be more appropriate.

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FernieMuseum, General Manager at Fernie Museum, responded to this review

Sorry that you found us closed when we said the Museum was open. We appreciate your suggestion, and hope to see you next time you're in downtown Fernie. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovely museum in downtown Fernie. Staff are always welcoming and helpful. Many of the exhibits have talking histories. Just the right amount of information without being overwhelming.

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Thank Emily W
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Love Fernie and it's rich history! The young man working there was very knowledgable and engaging. My favourite part was learning about Tom Uphill and my daughter loved the tunnel.

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Thank Jwint386
Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This museum is informative friendly and impressive. The lower floor has a large collection of items photographs and information to really give you an understanding of the history and struggles this tough northern town has endured.

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Fernie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Nice place to visit, often has special exhibits on display. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Give yourself an hour to wander through this quaint little museum in the town of Fernie. It covers the stories of some of the original settlers in the Elk Valley, and follows their journeys through the town's history. There is a great timeline that explains how Fernie came to be in the late 19th century, and goes through the ups... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

This lovely museum hosts an informative year-round exhibit showcasing Fernie, as well as rotating exhibitions featuring different themes. Last year, my friends and I really enjoyed attending the Speakeasy party put on by the museum. It was so much fun and very creative.

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Thank Karen T

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