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
604.532.3536
curator@tol.ca
All Current/Past Exhibits
Feb 16 2018

Langley in Transition



In the age of digital photography, social media, and the selfie, we are inundated with images. But there is something about photographs from the past that almost magically connect us to a time and place, a home and community, a memory. The museum is looking at these connections to the communities past through photographs in their newest exhibit, Langley In Transition: Portraits of a Changing Municipality, on now until May 27.

A recent collaboration between the museum and the Township of Langley’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Department means that several aerial photos are available in the exhibit for the public to view. These images go back to 1954 – before the freeway was constructed, before Langley Prairie left the municipality to become Langley City, before many large-scale developments and roads. These images are presented beside archival photographs from permanent collection and contemporary photos displaying different locations in Langley “then” and “now”. They all speak to change, growth, adaptation, and our ever-evolving imprint on the landscape.

The exhibit also features a film created by Ernie Sendall of Langley Prairie in the late 1930s and early 1940s, including footage of the Langley Greenhouses.

While looking back, staff at the museum are asking visitors to consider the future: what will our community look like? How will it grow and change? What will it be defined by, and how will its interests be served? This in turn invites the question: what do we want tomorrow to look like?

The Langley Centennial Museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. We continue to be a home for our community history, and aim to connect people to the stories of the past while being a place to learn and share, remember and reflect.

To learn more, please contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604.532.3536 or curator@tol.ca.