About the Museum
The mission of the Museum of Northern British Columbia is to protect, explore and reflect the natural and cultural heritage of the Northwest Coast for the citizens of the Northwest Coast and their visitors, and to encourage the use of the Museum, its facilities and programs.
The purpose of the Museum of Northern British Columbia is to collect, document, preserve, study, display and interpret to the citizens of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia and their visitors, the natural and cultural heritage of the Northwest Coast from its geological origins to its present day and future development.
The Northern BC Museums Association administers:
- The Museum of Northern British Columbia
- The Kwinitsa Station Railway Museum
- The Northwest Coast First Nations Artists’ Studio
- The ‘Wiwaabm Ts’msyeen, the Tsimshian Performance Longhouse
Prince Rupert is located in the centre of the Museum of Northern BC’s culturally rich mandate area and at the gateway to the northern Northwest Coast. The history and the culture of this region find material expression in the museum’s very important and expanding collection of artifacts and associated research material. It is the interplay of research and this rich and diverse collection of artifacts that has been the foundation of the museum’s exhibits and interpretation.