• Showcasing NWT culture and heritage

  • Engaging and educating visitors

    Slide: Yellowknives Dene
  • Caring for territorial collections

  • Sharing heritage resources

    Slide: Old Map
  • Supporting research and scholarship

    Slide: Ice Patch Study
  • Promoting cultural exchange

    Slide: Inuvialuit Drummers and Singers

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About the Centre

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre houses the Government of the Northwest Territories’ museum and archives.

NWT Archives

The NWT Archives collects both governmental and non-governmental documents related to the history of the Northwest Territories.


The Exhibits department designs, displays, and circulates exhibits interpreting the human and natural history of the Northwest Territories as well as other topics.


The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre houses and manages the museum collections of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Community Cultural Development

The Community Cultural Development Office supports individuals and organizations actively involved in arts, cultural and heritage activities.


The Conservation section is responsible for the preservation of artifacts and archival materials in the PWNHC holdings.

Cultural Places

The NWT Cultural Places Program promotes the protection, investigation, interpretation, and commemoration of significant cultural places in the Northwest Territories.

The Feature Gallery is closed until Tuesday, October 16. The museum café is closed temporarily and will reopen with our new operator, the Flavour Trader! Thanks for your patience.

La galerie principale est fermée jusqu'à mardi, le 16 octobre. Le Café du musée est fermé temporairement et rouvrira avec notre nouvel exploitant, le Flavour Trader. Merci de votre patience.