Museum of Northern British Columbia

Identity area

Identifier

MNB

Authorized form of name

Museum of Northern British Columbia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

Susan Marsden, Registrar Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

100 First Avenue West

Locality

Prince Rupert

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-624-3207

Fax

250627-8009

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 669

Locality

Prince Rupert

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V8J 3S1

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Museum of Northern British Columbia was established in Prince Rupert in 1924. The museum acquires artifacts, photographs, archives, and reference material relating to the north coast of British Columbia.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The collections policy includes artifacts and archival material relating to the ethnology, history and natural history of our collection area (bounded by Portland Canal to the north and Douglas Channel to the south and including the lower Skeena River Valley). Our archival holdings relate primarily to the early history of Prince Rupert, the U.S. and Canada 54/40 boundary area, and the railway history of this area. The holdings include the diaries (1898-1964) of Ben Codville, a lighthouse keeper on Pointer Island. The photographic collection relates primarily to the history of Prince Rupert, although it also covers a number of coastal communities and the various industries in this area.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 5,000 photographs, 200 maps, textual records<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1906 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1906-1930s

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Winter: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Summer: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sunday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Feb 14, 2011.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

100 First Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC
CA