Kamloops Museum and Archives (KMA)

COVID-19 Update

The Kamloops Museum and Archives is open under regular operating hours. Please note that some galleries, including the BC Fly-Fishing gallery, have been temporarily closed. Please review our updated gallery guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions and changes.

Gallery Guidelines

COVID-19 Update 03/16/2020

Established in 1937, the Kamloops Museum and Archives acquires, preserves and presents stories that define Kamloops. With over 20,000 artifacts and one of the Interior’s oldest and largest archives, the KMA's collections evolve continuously to better reflect the cultural landscape of this region. We are committed to expanding practices that foster meaningful inclusivity, accessibility, collaboration and a critical evaluation of how we share knowledge.


Find out where we are located, admission costs, gallery guidelines, and general FAQs.


KMA’s permanent display constantly evolves to more inclusively showcase Kamloops culture through the voices of its many communities. Current issues, events, and ideas are explored in our temporary display gallery, bringing rigorous and relevant exhibitions to Kamloopsians.


KMA’s school programs are linked to BC’s new curriculum, reflecting our mandate, mission, and vision and activating our collection. Our community programs engage with today’s social and political landscape while focusing on local Kamloops and BC histories and cultures.


The KMA’s archives preserves and provides access to the records of the activities of Kamloopsians from 1863 to the recent past. It includes a substantial collection of photographs, books, papers, maps and architectural drawings contributed by our community.


Established in 1937, the Museum acquires, preserves, and makes available the documentary and material history of the City. With an exhaustive collection of over 20,000 artifacts, the KMA’s collection offers tangible evidence of our heritage, understanding of our present and inspiration for our future.


Explore the stories and culture of Kamloops through our Highlight Tour. 


Read about the KMA’s philosophy, history, and vision.

The KMA gratefully acknowledges financial support from the following organizations: