Exhibitions Overview

The Langley Centennial Museum’s exhibition areas are divided into two main galleries: the History Gallery and the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery.  The displays in the History Gallery reflect Langley’s distinction as one of the oldest municipalities in the province.  Here you can discover our collection of First People's woodcarvings, tools, stone sculptures, and basketry.  Learn how early Asian and European pioneers adjusted to their new land.  Visit the recreated Michaud parlour and the Noel Booth Store to see what life was like for those that came to call Langley home.

Our Temporary Exhibitions Gallery displays temporary exhibitions of art, history, or science with a local, regional, national, or international focus.  You might find Canadian art, quilts, fossils, or photography.  The exhibits change several times a year.  You will be surprised by what you see and by what may be coming next!  Click here to see what is on now.

Treasures From Our Collection

This thematic display of treasures changes seasonally and allows the museum to exhibit some of the artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection that visitors don’t often get to see.  Past displays have included:
  • Hats
  • Remembrance Day
  • Lighting
  • Photography
  • The British Empire
  • Travel and Collecting

You will be surprised by what you see and by what may be coming next.

Foyer Art Program

The Museum's Foyer Art Program provides local artists with a chance to display their work. The highly visible space in the Museum's Foyer gives artists an opportunity to showcase their work and gives the people of Langley a chance to learn more about our local artists.

Congratulations to all of the 2018 selected artists! To see who is currently displaying their work at the museum, click here.

Applications are accepted to the Foyer Art Program every autumn.  The application form will be available here or at the museum for the 2019 year by the end of August.  Please contact the museum at 604.532.3536 or curator@tol.ca for more details. 


More Information

Langley Centennial Museum
All Current/Past Exhibits
May 09 2016

Tradition and Innovation in First Nations Art

Tradition and Innovation in First Nations Art

May 9 - July 17

Opening Reception May 14 1:00 to 4:00pm

What can be considered authentic First Nations art? Who labels, defines, and assigns value? Why is it important to push aesthetic and conceptual values of tradition? Today’s artists challenge perceptions of how Aboriginal art should appear, complicating and expanding the public’s frame of reference for what is considered authentic or traditional. Many First Nations artists active in British Columbia today find their inspiration in the narratives of the past while commenting on the reality of the social, political and environmental issues present in world around them. Join us for this exhibit examining the general principles and formal visual language used in the expression of First Nations artistic cultural traditions while exploring the innovative approach taken by artists today.

Moonshine and Spindle Whorl by Xwalacktun, Squamish First Nation 


Miniature Totems 

Xe:Les The Transformer by Drew Atkins, Naqetc’i Kwantlen First Nation