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
Mar 29 2012

Resurface: The Trinity Western University Grad Art Show

The Langley Centennial Museum is pleased to announce the exhibition “Resurface: The Trinity Western University Grad Art Show.”  TWU has partnered with the Museum for four consecutive years to present the exhibit, and this year nine TWU students will showcase their work. Melissa Alvaro, Chapman Chan, Chelsea Davidson, Rachel Dyck, Elizabeth Ellis, Katrina Grabowski, Braden Jones, Laura Klassen, and Rebecca Sellers have devoted their talents to preparing the multiple features of the exhibition and will be contributing works that are the culmination of their art education.

Artists’ materials are constantly repurposed over time. Canvases are built up with layers of theory, practice, and medium. Moulds are broken and recast, just as clay can continually be renewed by the potter. The past is not simply disregarded; instead, it informs the foundation of the future.

In the same way, the artists have invested four years of academic study which is culminating in this exhibition. What has been taught, explored, and wrestled with inspires their artistic decisions. This exhibition is not a final surface. What is presented at the museum will one day be a layer of memory. But now is the time for celebrating the images presently visible, the dialogues currently exchanged, and the artists' initial emergence into professional practice.

An opening reception will be held at the museum, located at 9135 King Street in Fort Langley, on Thursday, March 29, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome.

For more information, please contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604.532.3536 or information@langleymuseum.org.