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Penticton Museum & Archives

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WOW! This was great!

We were not prepared for the size of this museum. When you see it is in a library, you do not... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Abbotsford, Canada
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Better than expected. One difficulty is access to a washroom. Need to find security guard for a... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Diane J
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were not prepared for the size of this museum. When you see it is in a library, you do not expect too much, but it was great. Admission by donation. Right inside the door is the temporary exhibition space and just now it is...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Better than expected. One difficulty is access to a washroom. Need to find security guard for a key. But he has to go outside to do rounds and is often unavailable. Otherwise, it's a worthwhile visit.

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My children (9 & 11) and I passed an interesting 90 minutes here. The museum is free to enter, with a donation box. The place is just one room and feels like a bunch of collections have been banged up against each other. Various areas...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Have visited the museum for years. Always adding and changing, different artifacts and displays every time I visit. A very great museum, put it on your list when you come to Penticton.

Thank 170sheilas
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a small but very interesting museum. Admission by donation. Great spot to take kids for an hour or so.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Love the displays! Led a school group through, and the kids were enthralled. They especially liked playing in the old fashioned shop (complete with vintage cash register) and dressing up with the costumes :) The displays change often, and it is right by the library,...More

Thank JessicaMDunlop
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We were in Penticton at a museum conference so it was natural that we would visit the museum. It is really worth a visit, the staff was great and the collection is quite diverse starting with the geological formation of the area right through the...More

3  Thank colleenpalumbo
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I went to the musem and had a blast a sthe history is what makes me very happy cause I use to live in Penticton when I was 12 years old until about twenty and it was a blast living in Penticton and I still...More

1  Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 30 July 2014

A tiny tiny museum but with a lot of character! The permanent exhibition is all about Penticton and the Okanagan Valley and even if is just one room, it is very well organized and defintely well thought, as it is divided in 6 sections, each...More

Thank Frantziska
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Seemed a bit weak on local photo archives. Interesting to wander through for a bit though. I figure a half hour may do it at most.

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