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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Yellowknife

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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4750 48th St
Yellowknife
NT
X1A 2L9
Tel: 867 873 7551

Where are we going today?

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is a great place to visit if you want to take your kids to learn all about history, culture, and heritage.

It's here, in the charming town of Yellowknife, that the family can explore collections that showcase the culture and heritage of the Northwest Territories.

And there is a lot to learn, it's a fascinating place!

The collections include a range of items, from clothing, hunting tools, and working tool, which showcase the life of those who live, and lived, in the area.  You can see paintings and sculptures, that showcase how important art is within this region, and how it's changed over the years.

Perhaps it might inspire you to get creative too!

The collections at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre also have geologicial samples, so you really get a full understanding of the NWT.

Collections are rotated in and out of storage, so no two trips will be the same. A new permanent element is the traditional garment display, utilising muskrats, caribou, and polar bears!

You never know, you might even spot some amazing wildlife around your trip to the centre too!

Tours are available, upon request, to school groups, out of town visitors and guests, so why not make this fascinating place a part of your next family day out!

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Open daily 10:30am to 5pm.

Year round

Teachers corner

Many educational and educator resources available, and they can develop a number of educational programs for all ages!.

I'm Hungry!

The Heritage Cafe on site offering hot and cold snacks and drinks, so you can learn about the NWT on a happy, full tummy.

Any Top Tips?

Keep an eye on the events diary, so you can put them in yours! You might not want to miss out on some of them including discovery nights of the sky, and talks on Mars!.

Need a little extra help?

They are handicapped accessible! There is a handicap parking stall, open foyer, ramps, restrooms, and elevators to the second floor. They have two wheelchairs for use too.

What people are saying?

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    Worth the visit. Great exhibits on NWT wildlife and history, as well as great art displays.

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    A very good place. There is music event last sunday monthly at the museum. there is a nice Aria, and great opera singer is called Theresa and Jo. Bravo!

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    A very good museum that helps you learn about the arts, culture and history of the Northwest Territories. Free too!

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    The only negative thing I can say about it is that it is only open between Monday and Friday, and only between 11:30 and 2pm. But that doesn't take away from the quality of the food.

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    just perfect place

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