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 21st

10am-5pm daily


July: July 1st (Canada Day)

July 14th-17th (Pemberton Music Festival)

August 1st (BC Day)

August 21st (Slow Food Cycle)

September 5th (Labour Day)

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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Newsletter 100 July 2016

Here is the July Newsletter for your reading enjoyment.
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Milestone Monday: The Fenian Raids

The Fenian Raids were a series of small armed raids on Canada between the years of 1866 and 1871, conducted by the secret society of the Irish Fenian Brotherhood. The Brotherhood received their name from the founding member John O’Mahony, after the ancient Irish warriors the Fianna Eirionn. The Fenian’s were intent on taking Canada by force and then exchanging it with Britain for Irish independence after the British had ended the Irish Independence Movement. This caused hostility from many Irish veterans of the American Civil War and resulted in a 10,000 follower increase to the Fenian Brotherhood.
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Tea & Tales July 26 - Betsy Jack

Our next Tea & Tales event takes place tomorrow July 26th from 2-4pm, come enjoy some delicious tea and wonderful tales! To continue with this years theme of "In the first person" our tale will be based on an interview of Betsy Jack from 1958, one of the museum's oldest archived interviews.
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Museum Supervisor Job Opportunity

The Pemberton Museum is hiring a Museum Supervisor. The position will assist the Curator with museum operations and visitor services from Aug-Nov 2016.
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