Nickelodeon Museum Building

When built in 1911, our building was McKinnon’s Pool Hall, one of the finest buildings in the interior of British Columbia at that time.

The main floor included a tobacconist store at the back of which was a barber’s shop as well as a number of pool and billiards tables. In the basement were three full-length Balke Callender bowling alleys and the upper floor contained seven apartments which were rented out.

The McKinnon Block has had a chequered history, having been used as a dance hall, a disco, a mini-shopping mall, a dental surgery and now a museum!

We have restored the original tin ceiling on the main floor (Revelstoke’s largest tin ceiling by a great margin!) and the City of Revelstoke and the Heritage group have been generous enough to present us with the 2006 Commercial Renovation Award for our efforts.

We are proud to show you our heritage building in a form almost the same as it was when originally constructed, though we have bowed to the 21st century and installed a modern heating system. The building forms a most beautiful setting for our collection and the acoustics complement the musical presentation perfectly…few modern buildings have ceilings 16 feet high (5 metres) !!


Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum
111 First Street West
Revelstoke BC Canada V0E 2S0
Phone/Fax: (250) 837-5250

©2007 Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum