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Yellowknife Historical Museum

Yellowknife Historical Museum

The Yellowknife Historical Museum and Interpretive Centre showcases Yellowknife’s Indigenous, sporting, cultural, geological, and mining history. Along with our exhibit hall, this Museum also has a gift shop that is stocked almost entirely by local artists and a Restaurant/Café area open for lunch and dinner.

Our Museum has a wide verity of interests for locals and tourists. In our exhibits, you will see a variety of displays highlighting:

– The history of the Earth: landforms, rocks, and minerals

– The history of the people: Indigenous Culture, arts, entrepreneurial settlers, sports, and recreation

– The History of industry: prospecting, mining, agriculture, fishing, and remediation.

Exhibits that have been of local interest for School tours are our exhibits featuring Inuit and Dene games, hockey, dog sledding, curling and an interactive play area for children and those who are children at heart. We also have an extensive public collection of information regarding the geological and cultural history of Yellowknife including that of the gold and diamond mining in the area, following that journey right up to the Giant Mine Remediation Project.

The Yellowknife Historical Museum and Interpretive Centre is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, the traditional territory of the Wiiliideh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and home of the North Slave Métis. We respectfully acknowledge our presence on the Indigenous land around Yellowknife.

This is a community-driven Museum run by the non-profit organization the Yellowknife Historical Society. Entry is by donation.