New Westminster Museum and Archives, New Westminster

Visitors to the New Westminster Museum and Archives in New Westminster, British Columbia can explore a variety of machines, artifacts and paintings arranged throughout the Museum floor. Here, some of the most influential pieces can be viewed, enjoyed and learned about as well as other museum paintings depicting the proud shipping and industrial history of the region. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The New Westminster Museum displays many pieces relevant to the history of the region.

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1 hour

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By Donation

What to bring:

Camera, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

Located behind the old Irving House which overlooks the Fraser River and the City of New Westminster is the Museum and Archives. This small building is home to a collection over 30,000 pieces and is dedicated to teaching visitors about the City which was once the capital of the Province. Inside, large and small artifacts are displayed throughout the building ranging from the 1800s to present day. Permanent and temporary exhibits focus on important events, festivities and people who have made an impact on the city. The Museum and Archives is an interesting and education experience to learn about this historic region.

Located behind the historic Irving House, the New Westminster Museum and Archives strives to preserve, protect and display important artifacts, photos and documents from on of British Columbia's oldest cities.

Dozens of display cases, artifacts and wall hangings tell the story of the city ranging from the First Nations people who originally lived in the area to the settlement, creation and naming of the town, the fire which ravaged the city, its short term as the Provincial capital, annual festivals and events as well as the history of the region up to the present. The New Westminster Museum and Archives encompasses a collection of over 30,000 pieces - some which are displayed permanently and others which are put out for public viewing for special exhibits.

There are many interesting exhibits including the history of the New Westminster's May Day celebrations which date back to the 1870s and still continue to this day. As well, one display documents items taken from the burning rubble after the downtown area of the City was almost completely destroyed by the Fire of 1898.

The New Westminster Museum and Archives works to teach visitors about the province's first city and the hardships, good times and events the City has seen throughout its history. With many interesting and rare pieces, the Museum and Archives strive to represent this bustling river side City in different dimensions and through a variety of perspectives.

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The New Westminster Museum and Archives in New Westminster, British Columbia has a collection of over 30,000 pieces to teach visitors about the history of the region through permanent and temporary displays throughout the year.
The Fire of 1898 devastated the Downtown of New Westminster and a few pieces were saved as a reminder of the tragedy - many which were donated to the New Westminster Museum and Archives in New Westminster, British Columbia. Visitors can view the pieces ranging from melted metal and tea services to coins fused together from the heat.
Visitors to the New Westminster Museum and Archives which overlooks the city of New Westminster, British Columbia can explore several displays ranging from the history of the region, important events, festivals and people, artifacts as well as current and past industries and businesses in the region.
The New Westminster Museum and Archives in New Westminster, British Columbia has over 30,000 pieces in its collection - most which aren't on display due to size contritions. The Museum therefore creates temporary exhibits for visitors to come and enjoy special pieces from the collection to enjoy such as this '150 Years of Fashion' display which showcases dresses worn in different decades in the region.
The New Westminster Museum and Archives in New Westminster, British Columbia is located behind the Irving House. This sunken building that allows for a view down toward the Fraser River and of the Downtown Core is home to over 30,000 pieces kept by the Museum and Archives to educate visitors on the history of the region.


Location of New Westminster Museum and Archives

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The Museum is located behind the Irving House
302 Royal Avenue
V3L 1H7


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