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Nicola Valley Museum and Archives

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The Nicola Valley Museum and Archives was built and is operated by the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives Association, formed on May 26, 1976, and was registered as a society on September 23, 1976. The members initially met in a variety of locations and had two temporary museums before moving into the current facility in 1981. The 4,000 square foot (372 square metre) museum/archives shares a building with a Senior Citizens Recreation Centre. It is located in downtown Merritt at 1675 Tutill Court with access from Coldwater Avenue or from the adjacent Railyard Mall.

The Museum has an extensive collection of Nicola Valley photographs & artifacts on display.

  • Rail Travel
  • Teams & Sports
  • Nicola Valley General Hospital
  • Pioneer Kitchen
  • Ranching Equipment & Brands
  • Harry Priest - Pioneer Photographer
  • Pioneer General Store
  • First Nations & James Teit
  • Transportation
  • Churches
  • Widow Smith of Spence's Bridge
  • Musical Instruments, Record Players & Radios
  • Military Uniforms and Artifacts.
  • Early Mining History
  • Craigmont Mine History
Hours of operation:

10:00am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday;
10:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday and Thursday;
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays.


10:00am - 3:00pm Monday;
9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday;
Closed Sunday and Statutory Holidays.

Phone ahead to (250) 378-4145 if you are planning a special visit or research trip to Merritt.  

For more information visit Nicola Valley Museum and Archive