New Westminster Museum
The museum consists of three galleries. The permanent gallery at Anvil Centre takes you on a journey of discovery, covering over 10,000 years of New Westminster history and ending in 2010.
Gallery 7 picks up where the permanent gallery leaves off. This is a place of engagement and interaction, bringing forth the contemporary stories of our city through discussion, dialogue, and exhibition in a smaller intimate setting. The temporary gallery lets us take a deeper look into many of our city’s more interesting and thought-provoking stories, individuals, and objects.
The third gallery can be found at 1865 Irving House, the former colonial home of Captain William Irving, and one of the oldest community heritage sites in B.C.
Monday to Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday open late to 8 pm.
Irving House is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm from September-April.
The Samson V is closed for the season (November-April).
Enquiries to the collections
All museum collections are held in trust for the community. Should you have an interest in viewing an item in our collection that is not on display in the galleries, please contact us to book an appointment with our staff.
To find out more about New Westminster history, please visit these pages:
Catalogue of photos and other records
Official listing of properties deemed to have heritage value
Heritage Resource Inventory
Unofficial list of properties deemed to have heritage value
Timelines, list of mayors, May queens, photos and more
Westminster Pier Park Memory Bands
Profiles and photos of words and names along the Memory Band