The Nelson Museum is alive with opportunities to explore the BC curriculum – whatever the subject with your school group.
Membership and Donations
Join a passionate and inspired community that believes in the value of a vibrant arts and history culture by becoming a member of the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery.
Youth Access Program
Children who spend time in museums are engaged, curious, and innovative. The statistics prove it, and we see it in action every day at the Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery.
View our extensive catalog of previous exhibits held at NMAG over the years.
Our carefully considered curatorial programming seeks to deliver a diverse offering of art and history in order to bring the most relevant exhibitions possible to our audience.
From the mid 1980s to the late 1990s, the Shaw Cable company produced a local news program highlighting community events, people of interest, and snippets of everyday Nelson life.
If your family has history in the area of Nelson BC, the Nelson Museum’s Shawn Lamb Archives contain an extensive collection of individual and family research resources.
The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery features an extensive collection of photography from the region.
The 2nd Floor Museum Exhibit provides not only the local history of the region, but also includes visual and interactive modules to inspire critical thinking and open discourse.
The Collection has an inventory of over 7,000 objects and growing, all with historical significance for our region.
Cold War Bunker
One of the 50 Cold War bunkers built across Canada in the 50s and 60s was located in Nelson, although it remained unknown for years.
The Nelson Sports Collection
Recognize the outstanding achievements of some of the region’s most accomplished athletes in a variety of sports over many years.
NMAG is committed to promoting historical and cultural understanding, as well as peace through Social Justice in our community.
Programs & Events
Roxanne Walking Tour
Take a walk through the streets of Nelson and see some of the famous movie locations!
New Echoes in the Staircase
New Echoes in the Staircase is an artist-in-residence program which invites local and regional artists into this historical staircase—a passage once used daily, now a liminal, almost forgotten, space rarely seen by the public.
The Nelson Museum, Archives & Gallery is thankful for the funding we receive from municipal, regional, provincial, and federal levels of government.
Museum Resources and Information
The purpose of the Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society is to run a sustainable, integrated organization that actively promotes, through exhibitions and programming, the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of history and art.