Hours & Locations

The Nelson Museum is located in beautiful downtown Nelson, British Columbia.


Exhibitions, programs, and events to help plan your visit.

Current Exhibit

Brain Scans / Neurotransmitting

Ruth and Theo Jean Cuthand

June 23 to October 21, 2023
making waves

Current Exhibit

Making Waves

Curated by JP Stienne

August 18 to October 28, 2023
Carol Wallace detail

Upcoming Exhibit

Give or Take a Few Million Years

Carol Wallace

November 18, 2023 to February 24, 2024


The Nelson Museum is committed to meaningful partnerships with the Nations of this unceded territory.

Social Justice

Art is political. The NMAG galleries are spaces for exploring critical dialogue and asking questions.


The Nelson Museum is a safe space for everybody to explore and enjoy.

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Museums and archives are tied to a history of colonial and discriminatory methodologies that overlook the voices of many people. The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery is joining the global movement to recognize, respond to, and create space for, the voices that are missing from our region’s story. Our team is critically examining our policies, collections, exhibitions, and programs to ensure that everyone feels welcomed, safe, and included.