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
Jul 27 2016

Form and Function: A Showcase of Contemporary BC Furniture Designers

Form and Function: A Showcase of Contemporary BC Furniture Designers

Exhibit runs July 27 to October 9, 2016

Years ago, furniture held high value and regard as a decorative art form. Canadians of the 19th century would likely have known several cabinet makers by name. Mass production has nearly erased connections to specific artists or craftspeople. Society often takes consumer products for granted without correlating those items to their creators. Join us as we explore the talent and ingenuity of modern furniture craftspeople active in BC today. Whether organic or plastic, recycled or new, today’s artists design and create pieces that support various human activities and needs while still remaining stylish. They conceive unique furniture solutions for relaxation, sleeping, food preparation, entertainment, ceremony, eating, storage and more.

 A new design consciousness emerged in Canada following the end of the Second World War. Canada had a long legacy of furniture manufacturing in small studios, but an increase in consumer demand in combination with government policies of reconstruction created a favourable environment for industrial designers. New materials like moulded plywood, plastic, and aluminum drastically changed the manufacturing of furniture forever, and innovative, functional furniture design came about through exploration of these materials. Post-war Modernism became the dominant design aesthetic. 

Come explore a sampling of BC furniture designers who create Objets d’art, both sculptural and functional, from diverse materials intended for placement and use in a variety of spaces. Form and Function will highlight the creativity and artistic talents of BC furniture designers while exploring the contribution they make to the larger creative collective of Canadian design.

Mario Sabljak 


“Beneath the Surface” Coffee Table by Dane Saunders 

Peter Vieira working on “Lotus Flower Writing Desk”