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Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives

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Address: 19 Park Place, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-495-2582
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Very informative

Being a resident of Osoyoos it was nice to learn about the history of our town. Learnings some of its history and the people that had a huge influence on the establishment and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2015
Dale S
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Osoyoos, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were greeted at the door by a lovely elderly woman that made us feel welcome right away! She was happy to answer questions, point out different things and have a little chat. This was such a nice little museum and I recommend a visit! Was enjoyed by our entire family...teens, adults, and seniors!

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Give yourself plenty of time. There is so much to see & learn. They generously stayed open so we could stay longer. Detailed exhibits about the history & development of the town, but not so much about the Native history.

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North Battleford, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Very friendly and informative volunteers! The items in the "lobby" of the museum are well displayed, with interesting and informative descriptions. In the "rink" area of the museum, which is not heated, lots of displays as well, showing early life in the area. One of the most interesting items we saw was the machine that made wooden fruit boxes for... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Being a resident of Osoyoos it was nice to learn about the history of our town. Learnings some of its history and the people that had a huge influence on the establishment and development of the town provided some context of how Osoyoos has evolved to its present form. The larger area attached to the museum building houses some interesting... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

We were quite disappointed when we went to tour the museum, and found that they charge per pertson was $5.00. We had a lovely talk with the very elderly volunteer, but did not go in. But, right next door is a lawn bowling facility, it was fun watching this event.

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Athabasca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

This is a small town's history, but what a history! Very nicely displayed in a rather odd building. There is going to be a new site for the museum in the next year or so, and that will be so nice for all these things to be properly housed. Worth a look that's for sure.

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Brandon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

I spent over an hour at this museum and the information on the town and area was excellent. There were many pictures of the area when the first settlers came. The museum is moving to a new building and location in 2016 which will make it more appealing. Great museum Osoyoos.

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Thank Alfred S
Osoyoos, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

What a sorry bunch of crap housed in that shabby building. What do wartime uniforms and resources have to do with Osoyoos?! Does Osoyoos really need a museum? It's a pass. Don't bother.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Many unique items from various historical times in that part of the Okanagan. Biographical boards were very interesting. Some lovely local art. I had hoped to see more about the Nk'Mip people, so carried on to the cultural centre. Friendly and helpful volunteer staff.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Not too big, but full of interesting facts and features. The lady on the desk had married into one of the featured families and really made our visit with her knowledge.

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