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Heritage North Museum
162 Princeton Drive
Thompson MB  R8N 2A4

Region: Northern
Primary Phone: 204-677-2216

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Admission: Information Not Available

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About the Museum:

Explore the Heritage North Museum to gain insight into the history and culture of Northern Manitoba. Find interesting artifacts from the region's Indigenous peoples, traders, and nickel miners. Get a first-hand look at native wildlife, ancient fossils, and geological displays.  

The museum is built in two log cabins, with a main cabin that houses mounted animals such as butterflies, owls, lynx, eagles, fish, and wolves as well as displays of indigenous textiles and a birch bark canoe. Don't miss the diorama with a traditional trappers' lean-to and a caribou hide tipi set up inside!  

The other cabin emphasizes mining customs and equipment in Northern Manitoba; learn about how Thompson was founded for the local nickel mine. Each exhibit includes information boards next to them with more details. Finally don't forget to visit the gift shop - it's a treasure trove of items made by local artists, artisans, crafters and Indigenous creators. There is also a food section featuring birch syrup, wild rice, chaga tea and locally made honey!

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The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the M├ętis Nation.