Updated on December 16, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Hours • Heures d’ouverture durant les FêtesClosed [av_one_half first]


Café will be closed December 22, 2018 and will reopen January 6, 2019 The NWT Archives will be closed December 21, 2018 and reopen January 2, 2019 December 24: 10:30 to 4 pm December 25: Closed December 26: Closed December 31: 10:30 to 4 pm January 1: Closed [/av_one_half] [av_one_half]


Le café sera fermé du 22 décembre 2018 et rouvrira le 6 janvier 2019. Les Archives des TNO sera fermé du 21 décembre 2018 et rouvrira le 2 janvier 2019. 24 décembre: de 10 h 30 à 16 h 25 décembre: Fermé 26 décembre: Fermé 31 décembre: de 10 h 30 à 16 h 1 janvier: Fermé [/av_one_half]
9 December
Charlie Brown ChristmasJoin us for an afternoon of Christmas jazz featuring covers of the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Holly Cole, Eartha Kitt, and of course, Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack. This is an all ages, by donation event. Margo Nightingale - vocals Andrew Jossa - piano Pat Braden - bass Norman Glowach - drums For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/372988723459043/Auditorium23 December, 2:00 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Landon Peters: Northern ReflectionsA series of paintings by local artist and teacher Landon Peters, inspired by the desire to capture the northern landscape and rugged beauty and vastness of the Canadian Shield., , MezzanineDecember 2018 - June 2019
Canadian RangersDiscover 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 ExhibitSeptember 2018 -
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 GalleryAugust 2017 -
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 GalleryFebruary 2017 - October 2018
Making a MuseumSee wonderful new acquisitions from the past decade on display for the first time., , RampAugust 2016 -
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., South GalleryOctober 2015 - October 2020
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., North GalleryJune 2015 - June 2018
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., , North and South GalleriesPermanent -
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 GalleryPermanent -