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Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History has reopened as of June 4, 2020. We are committed to reopening with the utmost adherence to health and safety regulations as outlined by the Province of BC and Work Safe BC. In addition, we have taken guidance from museum associations across Canada, and cultural umbrella organizations across Canada and internationally. The health and safety of our staff, volunteer team, and the general public is paramount. View our safety protocols here.

New hours:  Wednesday 12-4 pmThursday 12-8pm | Friday – Saturday, 12-4pm

The first hour of each day is reserved for the immunocompromised

The Archives is open by appointment only, Thursday-Saturday, 12-4pm. To book an appointment, please contact:



MERYL MCMASTER | As Immense as the Sky

September 26, 2020 – February 28, 2021 (Gallery A)
Opening Event: Friday, September 25 (7-9pm)


Turning Pages: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nelson Public Library

September 12 – November 22 (Gallery B)
Opening Event: Friday, September 11 (6-9pm)


Cold War Bunker

general admission tickets are sold out for the Official Opening this Saturday, but if you are a Member, you can get one of the few spots left!

mÉtis art series

traditional mÉtis beading and pointal painting instructed by michele morin and nicole courson, which will become part of an upcoming exhibition!

Red ribbon round it

visit the museum exhibition on the 2nd floor to see the interventionist exhibition curated by indigenous educator lesley garlow. runs through july 5, 2020

National indigenous peoples day

through Museum Exhibition tours and a virtual speaker series, we are discussing Indigenous history regionally and in Canada that has been systemically overlooked and misrepresented.


Creating a time capsule is a great way to discuss and reflect on the recent months – for your children, your students or yourself.

underwater dioramas

join public programs coordinator stephanie myers as she guides you through an instructional series on making your own underwater diorama


VISION: An inclusive society inspired by the convergence of art and history.

MISSION: To be a cultural hub that provides integrative art and regional history programs to encourage new perspectives and foster a collaborative community.



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