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New
Westminster
Museum &
Archives

Discover the stories of New Westminster

Jan 15, 2020 - May 31, 2020

An Ocean of Peace: 100 Years of Sikhs in New Westminster
ਸੁੱਖ ਸਾਗਰ: ਨਿਊ ਵੈਸਟਮਿਨਸਟਰ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ੧੦੦ ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਇਤਿਹਾਸ

Faith, activism, and community. Celebrating 100 years of Gurdwara Sahib...

Faith, activism, and community. Celebrating 100 years of Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar.

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Nov 7, 2019 - May 3, 2020

The Heat Is On:
Keeping Warm Then, Keeping Cool Now

From chopping wood, avoiding the fleas in sawdust burners, and...

From chopping wood, avoiding the fleas in sawdust burners, and waiting for ice deliveries, to the new challenges climate change brings, New West presents forgotten everyday necessities.

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HOURS

  • Mon: CLOSED -

  • Tue: CLOSED -

  • Wed: 9:50am - 4:50pm

    By appointment

  • Thu: 9:50am - 4:50pm

    By appointment

  • Fri: 9:50am - 4:50pm

    By appointment

  • Sat: 9:50am - 4:50pm

    By appointment

  • Sun: 9:50am - 4:50pm

    By appointment

The New Westminster Museum & Archives strive to enhance knowledge and deepen understanding of the City and its diverse peoples—from the First Nations cultures to the multicultural community of today—by illuminating past events, exploring current issues and facilitating conversations around future possibilities.

Our exhibitions and programs are designed for everybody to learn about what makes New Westminster a wonderfully diverse city. We work alongside community partners, volunteers and knowledgeable individuals to present both big and small stories about this place we all share as home. Each experience is unique to New Westminster and inspired by the people, events, historic collections and special spaces of our city. We hope you finish each visit with a new thought, idea, fact or skill that helps you feel more connected to New Westminster.


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New Westminster Museum collections include objects, natural history specimens and collective memories that best serve to illustrate the first peoples, environment, settlement, relationships and development of the New Westminster area.

Museum collections help guide the exhibitions and programs presented at the New Westminster Museum and Archives. They serve to remind us of the accomplishments, milestones, stories and decisions of this city that many share as home.

If you are interested in donating to the collection or viewing any of the 36,000 objects not on display, please contact us to book an appointment with our staff.

Visit the New Westminster Museum and Archives website.

New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre is open Wednesdays-Sundays, 9:50am-4:50pm by appointment only. Click here to book your appointment.

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The New Westminster Museum and Archives offers programs that inform about our City and its peoples. Our programmers and instructors are specialists in their field and strive to connect people to one another and the places or events that make New Westminster the city it is today.

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Our curriculum-based school programs with hands-on learning are designed to engage and inspire students. Programs are led by experienced staff and trained volunteer docents at the New Westminster Museum and Archives, Irving House, Samson V or in your own classroom.

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The New Westminster Archives is home to a documentary heritage that tells the story of New Westminster’s evolution from British Columbia’s first capital to a bustling 21st century city. The Archives are the official repository for the permanent records of the City of New Westminster. Preserved for present and future generations are over 150 years of archival records that document local government, businesses, families and individuals. Here you’ll find photographs, maps, plans, diaries, letters and oral histories.

If you have questions about your family’s history, the age of your house, the development of your neighbourhood, the history of a New Westminster business or about the operations of local government, the New Westminster Archives is the place to discover your heritage.

Visit the New Westminster Museum and Archives website.

Search more than 18,000 Archival records using easy keyword searches. Email links, post images to your social media site or comment on records to our Archivist.

Archives reading room and reference services are by appointment only. E-mail archives@newwestcity.ca to book an appointment.

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THE CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY. ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED, USED OR DISCLOSED BY THE CITY IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT (FOIPPA), PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT (PIPA) AND OTHER APPLICABLE LEGISLATION.