Updated on March 21, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Hours of OperationAuditoriumJanuary 4
Music at the Museum • Heure musicale au muséeCome out and enjoy an hour of classical music! Featuring performances by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) Members & students of COSY members. A monthly musical performance on the last Sunday of the month, from 3 - 4 pm Admission FreeCafeMarch 25, 3:00 pm
The History of YellowknifeJoin us for a celebration of Yellowknife’s rich history and learn about our plans for a community-driven museum! Yellowknife Historical Society overview by Walt Humphries History of Yellowknife presentation by Ryan Silke Artifact and photo displays YHSAuditoriumMarch 29, 6:30 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

Witness BlanketInspired by a woven blanket, this large scale art installation is made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation. As part of a cross-Canada tour, the Witness Blanket will be on display at the PWNHC from September-December, 2018., , Feature GallerySeptember 2018 - December 2018

Current Exhibits

WISH150 Northwest Territories MosaicTakingITGlobal asked students from across Canada to share their hopes and dreams for the future of the country. The Wish150 exhibit featuring the NWT Bison Mosaic is the result of these emerging artists’ talents and wishes.

In the Northwest Territories, students from Deh Gáh School in Fort Providence and K'àlemì Dene School located in Ndılǫ, were encouraged to create a mosaic to express their identity, represent their community and share their wishes for Canada in the next 150 years.
, , Community Display AreaOctober 2017 - February 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 -
Beaded Universe: Margaret NazonMargaret Nazon, a skilled craftsperson and contemporary artist from Tsiigehtchic NWT, blends traditional beading techniques with her fascination of images from the Hubble space telescope., , Mezzanine & BridgeNovember 2017 - March 2018
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 2018
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 -