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Address: 502 Vernon St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4E7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-352-9813
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Touchstones is a special taste of Kootenays culture

Housed in a wonderful heritage building, Touchstones offers a gift shop filled with fine locally made arts and crafts. The exhibits are always interesting and well put together... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana v
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a wonderful heritage building, Touchstones offers a gift shop filled with fine locally made arts and crafts. The exhibits are always interesting and well put together, and staff are friendly and helpful. If you're visiting Nelson, it needs to be on your agenda.

Thank Diana v
Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Got rained out of skiing so wandered around Nelson. Fun town. Great restaurants. Stumbled across this Museum. Very informative. Lovely gift shop. Great way to spend an afternoon.

1 Thank love2travel33388
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We really enjoyed this museum. It is small and well-done. Good for an hour or two of local history and two local artist exhibits.

1 Thank Sharon H
Central Saanich
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are a history buff and like reading a lot of content the history exhibit is for you. Two changing art galleries highlight local artists.

Thank biancam595
Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped here on a Saturday in September. Unfortunately there was another event going on offsite that required the museum to close the history part of the exhibits. We were only able to visit the two small galleries. However it was a well presented display of art.

Thank MarlynJ
British Columbia
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170 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I spent a while here (my ancestors were from the area) so very intersting. A good way to spend an hour or two!

Thank jdt1971
Nanaimo, Canada
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This museum provided an excellent overview of the people and circumstances that built Nelson into the city it is today. Exhibits were well-presented and interesting. As a bonus, there are two areas with changing art exhibits included in your (very reasonable) admission fee.

Thank buhrynuk
upper island
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very knowledgable about the history of Nelson, we enjoyed it a lot. The art exhibits, in my opinion were lame and not worth the time to look at them.

1 Thank chariotawaits
Kingston, Jamaica
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The day I visited the Touchstones Museum there were two excellent exhibitions being hosted. In the main floors gallery a local artist, Lou Lynn, was exhibiting a brilliant show of sculptural glass and bronze pieces. In the upper gallery there was a permanent historical exhibition on Nelson and region. A great way to start a visit to the city.

Thank Richard P
Invermere, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Can't say it's a bad museum per say, but I would have liked it to be more interactive. It wasn't my favourite, but it was a great way to spend about an hour I guess. Overal my group liked it, but it was not my personal favourite.

Thank F M

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