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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 good32%
  • Average8%
  • 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
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4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is quite large so you will want to allow a minimum of 2 hours to go through. We split the visit into 2. There are lots of displays about the history of some of the aboriginal people of the area, etc. They even...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here twice during my visit to Yellowknife. The first time, I viewed the exhibits myself and really enjoyed learning about the North. A venue like this in Toronto would set you back quite a few dollars. The building seems very new and the...More

Thank kramfors
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well presented natural History of Yk and area Lots of visuals. Lots of reading Good sound effects on dioramas.

Thank Richardthetravellguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe does great lunches and is worth it to utilise before or after walking around this interesting exhibit. Yellowknife is an activity town so this is a nice rest

Thank wisemary53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visit on our first day in Yellowknife. Great spot for local history and background on culture and the first peoples of the area.

Thank LK_GS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The PWNHC has got an excellent collection of northern art and artifacts which are well-displayed. There is also an excellent restaurant which is a perfect place to stop for lunch.

Thank Ykcat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is by donation only and it is worth a donation! It is well cared for with areas for children to experience the museum by touching and playing with things. The exhibits are wonderful and are very informative. The cafe restaurant if it is...More

Thank carolync525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went by the Northern Heritage Center on Aboriginal Day coincidentally. I had a great time. I was surprised that there was no entrance fee, only a voluntary donation. I spent about 2 hours wandering around looking at all the wonderful exhibits and interesting information....More

Thank Kellie E
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It is a very well situated place to visit. It is a beautiful building with lots of history. The exhibits were well displayed and would be interesting for most. I would plan on spending at least a few hours here. It is by donation only,...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Decent museum. For the area, this museum has definitely been creative in their settings of various situations that occurred within the north.

Thank Casualtravelleryk
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