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. 


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Langley Centennial Museum
All Current/Past Exhibits
Oct 19 2016

It's Alive! The Development of Electromagnetism and Electricity

The weather is cooling, and that means it's time for something...ELECTRIFYING!

The museum is pleased to welcome "It's Alive! The Development of Modern Electricity and Electromagnetism," an exhibit developed by the museum with the collection, expertise and support of Dieter Blum, a local collector and scientist. 

The main focus of the exhibit is the exciting and astonishing period of the 19th century, when almost all we now take for granted technologically was investigated, eventually understood, and developed.  Before 1600, very little was known about static electricity and magnetism, but the discoveries of the next two centuries led to the creation of batteries, electric generators, motors, electric lighting, telegraphy, telephony, and the wireless.  Learn how these discoveries changed many facets of society in a relatively short period of time, and how discoveries that began as court entertainment - as parlour tricks! - became the building blocks of how we understand electricity and electromagnetism today.

Mr. Blum has amassed a collection of early scientific instruments, including many unique pieces.  He is an inventor with over forty patents, and a patron of the Royal Institution (London).  "It has been said that the Victorians had a much greater technological overload than we think we've been having over the last 40 years," Blum noted.  "You could say that the technology we all use today was largely invented during this period, and we continue to develop it today."   

For more information, please contact the museum.