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New Iceland Heritage Musuem

Gimli, MB



Offered in English.


How do our families identify who we are? Join us for multi-media event about families and how they shape us! This will be the 2nd stop on the Nuit Blanche Gimli tour, from 7:25-7:45.


New Iceland Heritage Museum

In 1973 the Gimli Development Corporation purchased the old B.C. Packers fish packing plant and by 1974 it had been renovated to form a threefold museum, containing and Icelandic Room, a Ukrainian Room, and a Fishing Room. The museum was open for 20 consecutive summer seasons proving to be an interesting attraction for visitors and residents and providing many summer jobs for local students throughout these years.

In 1994, the Icelandic Cultural Corporation turned the operation of the museum to the Town of Gimli. Prior to handing over the keys, a professional firm from Ontario had been retained to do a feasibility study in order to assess the best options for future development of the Museum and to explore ways in which the Museum could contribute to tourism in Gimli.

While Gimli long had a small community museum, the New Iceland Heritage Museum (NIHM) initiated a plan to create a new museum facility which today stands on the main floor of Gimli’s Waterfront Centre.


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