The Pemberton Museum collects, preserves, and displays artifacts connected with the human history of Pemberton & District.

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A Moment In History

Pemberton & District BC Canada

The Pemberton Museum has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 photographs and over 20 meters of archival and reference materials that have been collected since 1982. Our mandate is to collect, preserve and display artifacts associated with human activity in the District.

We have upgraded our website to better serve our community and to deliver on our mandate to provide public access to our collections. This project was made possible thanks to funding received from Heritage Canada through the Museum Assistance Program in 2013.

We will continue to add content to the Collections online and we hope you enjoy the improved searchability of our website.

Open May 20th-November 19th

10am-5pm daily


September 4th - 5th (Labour Day)
Sunday Monday closures begining September 18th

Available for Private Events & Conferences

The museum site is available for private events. The site has been used for photography shoots, movies, small weddings, private dinners or luncheons. We have special rates for local not-for-profit groups.  Please contact us directly for rates and use agreement terms.

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The Museum Opens May 20th 2016

Research & Reproductions

The Pemberton museum supports research and reproduction requests on a year-round basis.  Please see the About Us page for more information about our holdings and research/reproduction terms of use and fees.  Please Contact Us to arrange a visit.


See our Events page for more details

Tea & Tales 2016

The popular Tea & Tales program begins Tues July 12th and runs every Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM until August 23rd. This year's theme is "In the First Person" and will feature locally written family histories and autobiographies from local participants and the museum archives. Admission is $2.


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New Museum Supervisor

We want to introduce our new Museum Supervisor Mae Catacutan...
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Remembering the 1940 Flood - Yesterday & Today with Brenda McLeod

Join us for the last Tea & Tales of the season which will feature a reading of Frances Decker’s Reminisces of the 1940 Flood by Brenda McLeod along with some thoughts about flood protection today. Brenda is the current chair of the Pemberton Valley Dyking District and the president of the museum society. The 1940 Flood was concerned the “Big One” in recent times and occurred in mid-October after a cold and snowy September.
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Quilt Show August 27th from 10am-4pm

Come join us at the Pemberton Museum for a quilt show August 27th from 10am until 4pm! Light lunch and refreshments will be available. Additionally, if you have a quilt you would like to show please contact us at 604-894-5504. We'll see you there!
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Milestone Monday: Women's Suffrage

In the 19th century women’s suffrage came forth with vigor and passion, as women—especially those in the British Commonwealth—became increasingly politically active. The movement aimed for the right to vote and the right to run for public office but as well it was meant to address the decades-long struggle with gender inequality, fundamental issues of equity and justice and as well attaining basic human rights for women. The movement represented more than just justice in politics, suffrage also represented the hope for improvement in education, health care and equal employment and also an end for gender based violent and violence against children.
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