Updated on September 25, 2020.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Exhibits

Current Exhibits

NameDescriptionCategoriesGalleryDates
Themed Audio GuidesEnhance your museum experience with our audio guides. Poop Tour: Get down and dirty on this tour of all things ‘poop’ at the museum. Fishing Tales: Join Fred Sangris on a Yellowknives Dene fishing trip around the Taiga gallery. -
CraftedWhat is craft? Explore this question and learn how NWT craft tells important stories about beauty, materials and daily life. -
Walt Humphries, Life’s Like That, , Community DisplayDecember 2019 - June 2020
40 Years of Collecting, Preserving and SharingDiscover the history of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group: the eyes, ears, and voice of the Canadian Armed Forces in the North., , Community DisplayOctober 2018 - February 2019
Special Constables in the NWT Virtual Companion ExhibitA virtual companion exhibit celebrating Indigenous northerners and their contribution to the RCMP in the Northwest Territories. This exhibit is presented for the first time in all 11 official languages., , Virtual Exhibit -
We took care of Them: RCMP Special Constables in the NWT“We took care of Them” celebrates and honors the contributions of Indigenous people in the NWT to policing in the north. Come to hear stories about Special Constables, told by community members for this exhibit. Learn more about the role that NWT communities played in helping the RCMP through rare video, photographs and interesting objects. This exhibit was created in partnership with the Department of Justice and RCMP “G” Division to celebrate Canada 150., , Aviation GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
Narrative ThreadsThis exhibition grew out of an online project by the Textile Museum of Canada. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was invited to choose textile-related objects from our collection and submit their stories to Narrative Threads – Crafting the Canadian Quilt., , Feature Gallery - Current Exhibit
Making a MuseumSee wonderful new acquisitions from the past decade on display for the first time., , RampCurrent Exhibit -
This Land is Our Home: Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives DeneThis is the story of the Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives Dene First Nation and their traditional territory. The exhibition is a collaboration with YKDFN elders and cultural advisors to showcase their history, language and culture through artifacts, clothing, oral history and photographs., Tundra GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
Ice Age Bison Discovery: Our frozen past and thawing futureOn exhibit for the first time — a 13,650-year-old steppe bison skull found in Tsiigehtchic, NWT in 2007. This exhibit highlights ice age fossils and the changing landscape of the North., Tundra GalleryCurrent Exhibit -
DioramasImmerse yourself in our 10 landscape dioramas that showcase the strong connection northerners have with animals and the land. To create these dioramas, we worked closely with wildlife experts, elders, and community advisors from across the NWT., , Taiga and Tundra GalleriesCurrent Exhibit -
Mooseskin BoatFrom the late 1800s to the 1950s, mooseskin boats were built by the Shutagot’ine (Mountain Dene) to carry large amounts of cargo along dangerous mountain rivers. This boat was made in 1981 in partnership with the National Film Board and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Come and learn about the largest artifact on permanent display., , Feature GalleryCurrent Exhibit -