Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery

The Gallery at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre features 1300 square feet of space where the Musqueam people can share their history and culture, from their perspective. The gallery features exhibitions highlighting historic cultural objects, contemporary arts, and the sharing of Musqueam culture. The Gallery also utilizes Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) kiosks to provide a richer interactive exhibition experience.

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Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre
4000 Musqueam Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6N 3S2

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təmtem (When?)

NOTE: The Musqueam Cultural Education and Resource Centre will be closed May long weekend.


Self-guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sundays and Mondays. Guided tours by appointment Tuesday through Satursday. The tour includes an in-depth tour of our new state-of-the-art Cultural Education Resource Centre and the Museum Gallery space where many of our cultural heritage treasures are held. As well, this new facility houses authentic public art installations created by local Musqueam carvers, weavers, painters, and more.


niʔ k̓ʷinəs (How much does it cost?)

General Admission: $5 per person.

Guided Group Tours: $300 (maximum group 25)


Link to tour information here

tə wet (Who?)

Contact Mary Point, Facilities Manager, for questions or to book tours,

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Current Exhibits


c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city 

Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) have partnered on a groundbreaking exploration of Musqueam's ancient landscape and living culture c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city — a series of three distinct exhibitions, opening in January 2015. The unified exhibits will connect visitors with c̓əsnaʔəm — one of the largest ancient village and burial sites upon which Vancouver was built — sharing its powerful 5,000-year history and continuing significance.



Previous Exhibits

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Baskets for Barter

Be the first to visit the newly opened Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery - now hosting the traveling exhibition Baskets for Barter. See the incredible detail and artistry behind the creation of traditional cedar containers and clothing. The exhibition includes pieces that are over a thousand years old to contemporary pieces from local artists. Come learn about the trade and sale of cedar work over time. Hear from contemporary artists, elders, and collectors about their inspiration, motivation, appreciation and experiences with the art of cedar.

Baskets for Barter is open to the public July 6, 2013 to February 28, 2014.

Musqueam gives a special thanks to the Surrey Museum, UBC’s Museum of Anthropology and the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN).


Te Ara: Māori Pathways of Leadership
nem̓ yəɬəl̕e ʔə kʷθə Māoriaʔɬ xeɬ k̓ʷs yək̓ʷam̓k̓ʷəm̓s kʷθə məsteyəxʷ

Te Ara: Māori Pathways of Leadership past, present, and future is an international touring exhibition consisting of 35 prints of Māori – their identity and their landscapes – created by Paul Tapsell, Merata Kawharu, and internationally renowned photographer Krzysztof Pfeiffer. Te Ara is a Māori story of tribal leadership from the time their ancestors first ventured into the Pacific over 3000 years ago up to today's global challenges.

"Merata Kawharu and I, as First Nation curators are very excited that the Te Ara story of Maori leadership is being hosted at Musqueam," says Paul Tapsell, co-curator. "This is the first time Te Ara has engaged directly with another First Nation culture and we are proud to be able to share our stories of struggle not only in Maori, but also in the Musqueam language. Our elders are now looking forward to joining with Musqueam to open Te Ara and launching its unique Maori/Musqueam language publication.”

The exhibit is also accompanied by a trilingual book in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, English and Māori, complemented by narratives from Paul Tapsell, along with Merata Kawharu and emerging Māori scholars Michael Stevens and Hirini Tane

Te Ara will be at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre and Gallery from August 9, 2013 through February 28, 2014.

The Musqueam First Nation invites you to the newly opened museum quality gallery at the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre. The gallery features 1300 square feet of space where the Musqueam people can share their history and culture, in their words.

Musqueam gives a special thanks to the University of Otago, the University of Auckland, Māori Maps and UBC's Museum of Anthropology.


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