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Welcome 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, located by the Giant Mine site / Boat Launch, is open from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

For the week of June 11-15th, our hours will be modified to: 

Tuesday: 10:30-5:30
Wednesday: 10:30-5:30
Thursday: 10:30-5:30
Friday: 10:30-5:30
Saturday: Closed*
*We will be running the photo 
booth at the Miners’ Picnic!

Our Restaurant, The Miner's Mess, is operated by Hidden Gem and is open from 12:00-4:00 Tuesday to Saturday.

If you'd like to rent this space, reach out to our Museum Manager at

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?

Rocks in the Yellowknife area are very old. The earliest rock yet found, at Acasta River, has been dated to over 4 billion years.