Museums & Archives
Preserving the Past for the Future!
New Westminster’s Museums & Archives are managed across three City locations: Anvil Centre, Irving House and the Samson V Museum. The operations care for over 36,000 objects and another 35,000 photographs and archival records that celebrate our city’s stories and history. Our exhibits focus on the land, people, and development of the place now known as New Westminster. We aspire to be fun and entertaining places of learning and use the objects in the museum’s collection as an entry-point to inquiry, discussion, and exploration about the City.
New Westminster Museum (Anvil Centre): Monday to Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday open late to 8 pm.
Irving House: September-April Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm; May-August Wednesdays to Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm.
The Samson V is closed for the season (November-April). We will re-open in May: watch for updated hours and days.
The New Westminster Museum and Archives gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia