|Neighbourhood |||Fort Langley|
|Cross Street |||Mary Avenue|
|Monday – Saturday 10AM - 4:45PM, Sunday 1PM – 4:45PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 05, 2009
Langley Centennial Museum, which opened in 1958, is located in historic Fort Langley. This institution offers interesting and exciting exhibits that highlight the rich history of the city. The museum aims to illustrate the contributions of the First Nations population through collections of native art, tools and woodcarvings. The museum also conveys the history of early Asian and European settlers.
A Comprehensive Collection
The Langley Centennial Museum has over 3,500 square feet of gallery space. Meanwhile, the National Exhibition Centre offers temporary exhibits that focus not only on history, but science and technology, as well. Exhibits at the museum are constantly changing and they invite you to check in often for new displays. Learn about Langley’s past through maps, photos, textiles, art and writings. The museum can also be a wealth of information and help. Stop by for information on building heritage designation, family ancestry and other research. Use their microfilm reader to go through past records, such as obituaries and local newspapers dating back to the 1800s. There are even historic maps and searchable oral history retellings.
Programs for Students
The museum is not only great for families, but for school groups as well. They offer a wide variety of programs for students of all ages. Trained volunteers give guided tours of the museum incuding interactive activites. The museum even has a historic one-room school house that is sure to bring history to life! Let the costumed interpreter/teacher lead your class – complete with strict rules and slate boards.
Entrance: Admission by donation.