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Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History

502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
+1 250-352-9813
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Great little museum

Charming museum with a very good run down of the local history. Spanning foundation, industry and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas S
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Super neat

It is for sure worth stopping in to visit. The staff are friendly. The service is great. Plus the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Morningcoffeevic4
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Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is a multi-faceted organization with a history museum exhibition, regional archives, two contemporary gallery spaces and a fabulous gift shop. The history museum features an introduction to the Sinixt and Ktunaxa nations, culture and perspectives, the history of European exploration and the challenges of trade and travel routes, and how various industries such mining, transportation, hydroelectricity affected the area and the creation of the Queen City. Our galleries rotate exhibitions eight times per year and feature everything from contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and social history – Touchstones’ exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage. The gift shop features wares from over 100 local artists and authors. If you are looking for a gift that reflects Nelson and area’s abundant talent and craft, you will certainly find it in our superbly curated Shop.
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502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charming museum with a very good run down of the local history. Spanning foundation, industry and sport and more. Amazing given largely run by volunteers

Thank Thomas S
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Cindy F, Guest Relations Manager at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Touchstones Nelson. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It is for sure worth stopping in to visit. The staff are friendly. The service is great. Plus the exhibits are neat. It is a good way to spend a couple of hours.

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Cindy F, Visitor Services Manager at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed visiting our galleries, museum and Shop. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The museum is very interesting. The Art gallery portion was not open when we visited but the Museum itself and the gift shop make it well worth a visit. If you are 'into' Museums, give yourself a little extra time to view all the exhibits.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The historical displays are informative and well-designed, covering natural history, First Nations and recent history. The art gallery shows vary seasonally, but are always thought-provoking and often feature local artists and local subjects.

Thank Greg U
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Housed in a wonderful heritage building, Touchstones offers a gift shop filled with fine locally made arts and crafts. The exhibits are always interesting and well put together, and staff are friendly and helpful. If you're visiting Nelson, it needs to be on your agenda.

Thank Diana v
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Got rained out of skiing so wandered around Nelson. Fun town. Great restaurants. Stumbled across this Museum. Very informative. Lovely gift shop. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We really enjoyed this museum. It is small and well-done. Good for an hour or two of local history and two local artist exhibits.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are a history buff and like reading a lot of content the history exhibit is for you. Two changing art galleries highlight local artists.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped here on a Saturday in September. Unfortunately there was another event going on offsite that required the museum to close the history part of the exhibits. We were only able to visit the two small galleries. However it was a well presented display...More

Thank MarlynJ
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I spent a while here (my ancestors were from the area) so very intersting. A good way to spend an hour or two!

Thank jdt1971
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