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The Quesnel Museum


There is always plenty to discover at the Quesnel Museum. Learn the secrets of "Mandy, the Haunted Doll." Listen to the stories of Chinese and First Nations Elders or visit a Sikh temple through interactive video installations. Meet the residents of early twentieth century Quesnel through the remarkable photographs of C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing. Dress up in the children's activity centre or participate in a scavenger hunt. Click here to view our upcoming special events and programs.

Favourite exhibits include the Titanic, Footprints in Stone, dedicated to local First Nations culture, and vignettes recreating Quesnel's pioneer homes and businesses. From rare Chinese artifacts used during the gold rush era, to ephemera that will evoke childhood memories, the extensive collections are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. Come and see why the Quesnel Museum has been proclaimed one of BC's top 10 community museums.

Featured Photo of the month

Winter transportation, 1920s

George Anderson Broughton was born in England in 1875 and came to Canada in 1890. He was working for his uncle, William Anders, at his 188 Mile farm in 1901. George worked as a labourer, freighter, telegraph operator and farmer during his life in the Cariboo. He married twice and raised three step-children. 

George was a member of the Conservative Association, subscribed to the Canadian Patriotic Fund during WWI and joined the Red Cross Auxiliary in 1918. He was an active fundraiser for the Patriotic Fund, as well as the Quesnel Hospital Fund.
In his leisure time, George could be found playing billiards at Elliott’s pool hall, fishing at 9 and 6 Mile Lakes, singing, and playing violin at community events. He also enjoyed a good game of bridge and spending time with family and friends.
George is pictured here with his horse and cutter while visiting with his friends, the Windts.

P1981.10.1 Windt Collection