The Kamloops Indian Residential School building was where the Secwepemc Museum first opened its doors in1982.
The Museum represents the collective efforts of the Secwepemc nation in preserving the history, language and culture of the Secwepemc.
The Museum is a cultural treasure and a unique experience of permanent exhibits portraying Secwepemc culture and their history as well as temporary and travelling exhibits of Aboriginal themes traditional games, song, dance, oral histories and legends.
The Museum covers the archaeological phases such as the Kamloops phase, Thompson phase, Shuswap phase, Lochnore phase and early Nesikep phase. The Secewpemc people would say "from time immemorial”.
An air conditioned theatre room in the first gallery offers a "welcome to the land of the Secwepemc” video; a brief visual, informational and colorful introduction that plays on the big screen.