Housed in a wonderful heritage building, Touchstones offers a gift shop filled with fine locally made arts and crafts. The exhibits are always interesting and well put together, and staff are friendly and helpful. If you're visiting Nelson, it needs to be on your agenda.
We really enjoyed this museum. It is small and well-done. Good for an hour or two of local history and two local artist exhibits.
If you are a history buff and like reading a lot of content the history exhibit is for you. Two changing art galleries highlight local artists.
We stopped here on a Saturday in September. Unfortunately there was another event going on offsite that required the museum to close the history part of the exhibits. We were only able to visit the two small galleries. However it was a well presented display of art.
This museum provided an excellent overview of the people and circumstances that built Nelson into the city it is today. Exhibits were well-presented and interesting. As a bonus, there are two areas with changing art exhibits included in your (very reasonable) admission fee.
Very knowledgable about the history of Nelson, we enjoyed it a lot. The art exhibits, in my opinion were lame and not worth the time to look at them.
Can't say it's a bad museum per say, but I would have liked it to be more interactive. It wasn't my favourite, but it was a great way to spend about an hour I guess. Overal my group liked it, but it was not my personal favourite.
I only had about 30 minutes on my hands but my quick visit to Touchstones was worth the $8 admission. The combination of art gallery and museum means that there are offerings for different tastes and the quality of both the museum and gallery was very high for a small museum. The primary exhibit in the art gallery space was... 更多