Visitor Information

Admission by donation

MUSEUMOpen Weekly from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Open Statutory Holidays, except Christmas and New Year’s Day.Tel: (867) 767-9347 x 71202
NWT ARCHIVESBy appointmentemail:
8:30 am – 5 pm
Tel: (867) 767-9347 x 71472


Guided public tours

Take a 45-minute journey through the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) and explore its galleries as our guides share with you stories, works of art, and culture and heritage objects from across the Northwest Territories.

Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm in English and 4 pm in French.

No advance registration is required, and tours are free. Tours begin in the main entrance.

Self-guided audio tours

Enhance your museum experience with our audio guides. Our audio guides allow you to learn about and explore the museum on your own terms. Our easy-to-use devices let you decide what you want to know more about at the touch of a button.

  • Poop Tour: Scat, droppings, dung, feces, waste. Get down and dirty on this tour and learn about poop.
  • Fishing Tales: Join Fred Sangris on a Yellowknives Dene fishing trip around the Taiga Gallery.

Pick up your device in the Lobby.

Virtual tour

The PWNHC’s virtual tour allow you to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select permanent galleries and areas within the museum from your computer. Available in English, French, Wıìlıìdeh, Inuvialuktun, Cree, and Gwich’in.

Launch virtual tour

How to find us

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is located near downtown Yellowknife on the shores of Frame Lake. Use the map below for directions on how to find us. Please note that for courier shipping that requires a street address, we are located at 4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, NT.