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...to the Yellowknife Historical Society website! Our mandate is to preserve the heritage of Yellowknife and to promote the development of sites and exhibits that will further the understanding and appreciation of the community's rich and fascinating history, while contributing to the tourism and economic potential of the North. Click here to Get Involved

The Yellowknife Historical Museum is located by the Giant Mine site / Boat Launch.

Our Hours Are

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:30-5:30
Wednesday 10:30-5:30
Thursday  10:30-5:30
Friday 10:30-5:30
Saturday 10:30-5:30
Sunday CLOSED

The hours for our Restaurant, The Miner's Mess, is operated by Hidden Gem are:

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00-4:00 
Wednesday 12:00-4:00 
Thursday 12:00-4:00 
Friday 12:00-4:00 
Saturday 12:00-4:00 
Sunday CLOSED

If you'd like to rent this space, reach out to our Museum Manager at manager@yellowknifehistory.com

The museum is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, the traditional territory of the Wiìliìdeh Yellowknives Dene, and home of the North Slave Métis. We respectfully acknowledge our presence on their land around Yellowknife. 

Did You Know?

Yellowknife is named after the Wiiliideh Yellowknives Dene, the Indigenous people that European explorers met in the early fur trade. The Dene were known for tools made from copper.