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Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery

The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery celebrates the creativity, the history, the vibe that is Nelson.

Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district, Nelson’s only public museum and archives offers a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility. Visitors will learn about the region’s expansive history from time immemorial, to the arrival of settlers and industry growth.

The Nelson Museum is one of the only two organizations in Canada to house a permanent installation of Jaime Black’s The REDress Project, and also features one of the few Cold War Bunkers open to the public. 

Two Art Galleries offers 2,000 sq/ft of stimulating content featuring award-winning exhibitions and renowned artists from across the country.

There is also a delightful Gift Shop featuring over 120 local artists.

A visit to the Nelson Museum website informs visitors of what’s on view, hours of operation and admission fees.


Ramp is located at the Ward Street entrance, main floor washroom is wheelchair accessible, wheelchair elevator access to gallery space, museum floor and archives.

Contact Information

502 Vernon Street


V1L 4E7


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