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Why become a member?

Members are vital to Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. It is from our members that we draw ideas, resources, volunteers, committee members, board members, visitors, and donations.

As a member of Touchstones Nelson Museum you will enjoy unlimited admission to the facility during public hours, program updates, behind-the-scenes news, discounts in the Gift Shop and exclusive invitations to membership events. We also participate in a reciprocal benefits program with over 20 regional, provincial and national museums and galleries, where your Touchstones Nelson membership allows you free admission, and more.


We have a number of options that will fit your family.


SENIOR*: One Year $30 

COUPLE: One Year $60 

SENIOR COUPLE*: One Year $50 

FAMILY: One Year $80 

*Senior 60+ | ** Family 2 adults + up to 3 children under 18

Member Testimonials

“Nelson is a community steeped in history and artistic culture. Touchstones provides a venue where we can experience the best of these worlds under one roof; where we can socialize with others who share similar interests; and where we can show off Nelson to our visiting friends and family. We are proud to have played a part in the creation of this amazing facility, and continue to enjoy its amenities and benefits through our annual memberships. Touchstones continues to evolve and thrive and offer new experiences, making regular visits through an annual membership a well rewarded pastime.” Ed and Laurie Mannings

I am so grateful for the work that Touchstones Nelson does to preserve and protect our contemporary culture and the region’s history.  The archives are a priceless community asset. I am a member to support the institution’s financial sustainability and vitality. Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

You don’t have to be ‘old’ or enjoy shuffling through ‘old stuff’ like we do, in order to love Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History.  Nelson’s 1902 Post Office and Customs House, now a Museum, Archives and Gallery, is a vibrant and authentic magnet for artists, history folk, shoppers, readers, craft creators and researchers of all ages and backgrounds.  Visiting Touchstones is a ‘new’ experience in an ‘old’ building.  The Museum’s collection of  ‘old’ documents and artefacts is competently maintained by staff and volunteers. Touchstones offers an ongoing, delightful and varied schedule of programs for children, ‘oldsters’, visitors and creators. Frances & Ron Welwood

I am a Touchstones member because I want to continue to support all the arts and culture programs that the Museum offers.  I see arts and cultural as an integral part of the well-being of our community.  It is one of many great things that makes Nelson what it is and most importantly,… it keeps us all human. Thomas Loh