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

Welcome to the Pemberton and District Museum, located in the heart of the Pemberton Valley, the traditional and unceded territory of Lil'wat Nation, who have been here since time immemorial.

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.

Our 1-acre site is home to 9 buildings, the earliest built in 1897, as well as a collection of over 2,500 artifacts, 2,000 photographs and over 20 meters of archival and reference materials. Our exhibits include examples of early pioneer life, farming, schooling, commerce, transportation, and industry, as well the ingenuity, creativity and artistry of those that came before us.

Open to the public between June and October, we host group and private tours, school field trips, community and private events and offer our guests a variety of fun activities to engage and educate.

We invite you to step back in time and explore our unique history. We look forward to your visit!

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We are now CLOSED for the 2023 season!

Kiosk By Darko Web

The Pemberton Museum recognizes and respects that it operates within the traditional unceded territory of Lil'wat Nation.

Hours of Operation

The Pemberton Museum is open from June to October each year! We are now CLOSEd for the 2023 season!

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 for more information. 

Heritage Walk, Self Guided Tour

Looking for something to do in downtown Pemberton? Take a walking tour of some of the historical sights of our town! You can find the tour here.  If you have any questions Contact Us.

Become a Member

Museum memberships ensure the long term sustainability of the museum society and the history it preserves.  Membership is $20 for an individual and $25 for a family.  Your membership ensures you will receive regular news from the museum regarding upcoming events and programs and special projects.  To become a member fill out the FORM and mail to us.  We accept payment by cheque or e-transfer.

Events & Programs

Roundabout Sign Final Version Halloween 20231

We are thrilled to invite you and your family to our all ages Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2pm to 7pm!
A family-friendly rave, Dance of the Dead: a Spooktacular Jiggle Jam, is an afternoon of super fun music provided by local DJ, J to the U. There will also be a costume competition, screaming competition, crafts, snacks and candy, candy, candy!
Time: 2pm-7pm
Cost: we request a $5 donation but don't let $$ keep you from joining the fun! All are welcome!
Who: Everyone who loves to dance, loves costumes and loves candy!

Tea & Tales

You can watch 11 seasons of Tea & Tales on our website. See links to videos here.


Latest News

Our January 2024 Newsletter - A look back at 2023

Happy New Year!
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The Pemberton Museum was featured in the CMA Small Museum's Tool Kit

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We are CLOSED for the season!

We want to thank all of our guests, volunteers and hard working staff for an incredible 2023 season! We look forward to our winter hibernation and will see all of you again in the spring!
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Dance of the Dead: a Spooktacular Jiggle Jam - Halloween Dance Party!

The Pemberton Museum is thrilled to invite you and your family to our all ages Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28 from 2pm to 7pm!
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