The Valley Museum and Archives was incorporated in 1985. The intention was to collect and preserve information and artifacts from the Robson Valley. The museum and library cooperated to expand the building on Dominion Street in McBride, creating museum display space. Some past displays have been paleontology including local specimens, cameras, nursing, forestry and locally made items of wood, toys, and household items. Local artists are regularly showcased, including group shows by valley children.
In 2016 the Regional District purchased 521 Main Street in McBride as the new home for the Valley Museum and the McBride library, following an assent vote that saw 62 per cent of the votes cast in favour of the move. The Museum plans to renovate the space and move in during 2017.