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MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Whitehorse

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Yukon at MacBride Museum of Yukon History. Opened in 1952, the museum features a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibits, from relics and artifacts to historical buildings. Visit the colorful, interactive museum to acquaint yourself with the people and events that shaped the Yukon and its capital, Whitehorse. See objects, beadwork, and tools used by the First Nations, pay a visit to Sam McGee's mysterious cabin, and view the animal gallery with its displays of native birds and mammals. MacBride Museum of Yukon History is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Whitehorse Edition.
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  • As others have said, there are renos right now. It's open though. A surprising amount to see, and a nice layout. It looks like they plan to add quite a bit!  more »
  • The variety is great but honestly I'm not a huge museum goer! What really impressed me was the friendliness of the staff!! It was close to closing when my brother and I arrived to get out passports st...  more »
  • They are currently doing renovations, but there is still a lot to see.I especially like the gold display that show the different shapes,colour and textures of the nuggets from different creek.  more »
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  • MacBride Museum in town. The log building doesn’t look all that big, but the inside is crammed with displays that cover the history and culture of the area from the days of the First Nations people to the gold rush days, to the building and growth of Whitehorse. There is a display of indigenous animals that is really quite an amazing example of the art of taxidermy. Other displays tell often humorous stories of many Yukon characters. And speaking of characters, the museum houses the actual cabin built by Sam McGee who inspired Robert Service’s famous poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. This museum is a must see in Whitehorse. Visited June 2016
  • This an excellent museum of Yukon history. It has a particular focus on the Yukon Gold rush history 1890's to 1900's. Many historical artifacts are displayed. It also has a wonderful display of Yukon mammals. The children's programming is top notch. Yukon "theme" nights are presented and organized by the enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. Local musicians often perform during the theme nights and at other times. It is always a pleasant place to spend some time. Exhibits are often updated and expanded. MacBride has plans an expansion of their existing space in the near future.
  • Great little museum that they are adding onto.
  • Oldest museum in the Yukon with a fantastic collection. I go here often with my children, and I take family when they visit
  • Great friendly staff

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