The Pemberton Museum
The Pemberton Museum is an immersive, authentic, small town time machine. It has over 2,000 artifacts, 2,000 photographs, plus 20 meters worth of archival and reference materials that it’s amassed since it opened in 1982. The museum has documented a human history of the area covering the Interior Salish tribe who first called this area home, settling at the foot of Mount Currie, to the modern day seed potato farmers who are following in the footsteps of European settlers who came for the gold rush, but stayed for the rich farmlands.
Visit the museum to find out what life would have been like in Pemberton in the early 1900s by exploring the historical houses on site, lovingly created by museum members and community volunteers since 1982.
What’s in a name?
In 1858, Port Pemberton on the Harrison-Lillooet gold-rush trail was named after Joseph Despard Pemberton, Surveyor-General of Vancouver Island, in the newly formed crown colony of British Columbia.
Check the museum website for opening dates and times as these fluctuate depending on the season. Also, take a look at their events page!
pembertonmuseum.org * 604.894.5504 * 7455 Prospect Street, Pemberton