Mission & Mandate


The New Westminster Museum and Archives strive to enhance knowledge and deepen understanding of the City and its diverse peoples – from the First Nations cultures to the multicultural community of today – by illuminating past events, exploring current issues and facilitating conversations around future possibilities.


The New Westminster Museum and Archives will:

  1. collect, preserve and house the objects, archival materials, natural history specimens and collective memories that best serve to illustrate the first peoples, environment, founding, settlement, relationships and development of the New Westminster area;
  2. research, make available, interpret and exhibit its collections for the use and benefit of the public;
  3. engage with all peoples and organisations that can inform and support the narratives of the New Westminster area.