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
Sep 14 2018

Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art

June 9 – September 3

This exhibition’s stop in the Lower Mainland is at the Langley Centennial Museum. Organized by Paul Crawford of the Penticton Art Gallery and Humam Alsalim of Damascus, Syria, this exhibition features the artwork of 19 contemporary Syrian artists, several of whom still reside in war-torn Syria. This exhibit offers highly personal and moving firsthand insights into the savage brutality of war. The bloody battles at home, the madness under which the Syrian people have to live, and the heart wrenching stories of those trying to flee to safety are all captured in the artwork. This emotionally charged exhibition will undoubtedly inspire dialogue about the resulting refugee crisis, and an exploration of humanity in the face of destruction.

All are welcome to an opening reception on Wednesday, June 20, World Refugee Day, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, in cooperation with the Immigrant Services Society of BC.

Contact the museum at curator@tol.ca or 604.532.3536 for more details.