For 67 years MacBride Museum has been collecting, preserving and exhibiting Yukon’s history. As a non-profit society, we rely on community support to maintain the high-quality programs, exhibits and collections for which MacBride is proudly known. Donations are 100 per cent tax-deductible. Please consider donating today.

MacBride is a public organization and a society.  We are not a Government owned facility.  Every dollar raised by MacBride Museum goes directly to supporting our operations and staying open year round.  All revenues and donations help pay the cost of staff, infrastructure, utilities, taking care of our objects and delivering programs and presentations.

All our earned revenues also go toward operations costs.  Over the years, dedicated supporters have funded several projects at MacBride. Right now, we are raising funds for the exhibits.   If you are interested in supporting exhibits, programs and events that ignite curiosity about Yukon history and lifestyle, contact us.

Exhibit Development 

Our galleries are dynamic spaces which include new, light-filled halls and heritage buildings. Fundraising is ongoing for the development of our new galleries including:

  • The First Nations Gallery 
  • Aurora Hall and the Northern Lights Icicles 
  • The Wild World Gallery
  • Yukon Icons
  • Land and Light - featuring the Ted Harrison Collection 
  • The Map Library
  • The Science Lab
  • The Alcan, the Canol and the Lend Lease 

These galleries will illustrate the strength, diversity, innovation and success of Yukoners.   Based around the objects which have been entrusted to MacBride for the last 70 years, the galleries will remind us of where come from and help us define who we are.   Land and Light is open and gallery construction is underway with completion in summer of 2019. 


MacBride Museum is one of the Yukon’s largest extra-curricular educators. We continually strive to inspire wonder and curiosity in all of our educational programs and initiatives. Our children’s camps offer spring break programs which provide engaging, hands-on opportunities to learn more about Yukon heritage. MacBride’s Donors play a significant role in ensuring that our educational programs are available.

Programming and Exhibitions

MacBride Museum offers an incredible array of programming to help visitors appreciate its collections, exhibitions and research. From lectures to forums to ‘Wayback Wednesday’ programs and to our publications and school programs, we are bringing MacBride to life in fascinating and innovative ways.

Research & Collections

MacBride Museum houses over 40,000 objects and is an essential destination for researchers of Yukon history. The care and management of our collections and archives is the baseline component of our work. A donation to MacBride is a gift that will assist us in the careful care and preservation of our objects.

If you have an object(s) you would like the MacBride Museum to consider for donation to the museum's collection, please contact us at (867) 667-2709 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Or contact Director and Curator Patricia Cunning at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The MacBride Museum’s collection reflects the rich history of the Yukon, showcasing community, resiliency and our connectedness to the land and the world at large. 

Objects will only be acquired if they support the mission of the MacBride Museum. If the MacBride Museum is unable to accept your donation, we will attempt to refer you to another museum or archive whose mission is more closely related to your objects.

As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, MacBride Museum ascribes to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards.

View the complete list of AFP ethical standards here.