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Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2X1, Canada
+1 250-753-1821
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Amazing! A must see! The staff were extremely knowledgeable and the Museum has a amazing... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Nanaimo, Canada
Tiny museum that is fun with great souvineer shop.

I wanted to see this little museum to get the history of the famous Nanaimo Bar. The museum is by... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Camano Island, Washington
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Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our new museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo's earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson's Bay Company post built in 1853. Don’t miss the gift shop!Museum Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday to SaturdaySummer Hours: Open Daily 10am - 5pm
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2X1, Canada
+1 250-753-1821
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Amazing! A must see! The staff were extremely knowledgeable and the Museum has a amazing collection. We did not want to leave there was so much to see!! A big thank you to all the volunteers!!

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I wanted to see this little museum to get the history of the famous Nanaimo Bar. The museum is by donation only which is nice. It is a small museum but has local displays about the area. It is a nice little museum. Enjoyed the...More

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had some time to spare in Nanaimo and went to the museum and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of displays and great historical facts about Nanaimo and the surrounding area. Very informative and well put together.

Thank Roatan-Canuck
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Took my work kiddlins here. Had a lovely time. They totally lived the mine exhibits a little scared is a good thing ! we will be back

Thank lauratE3702MI
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A great way to learn about this area. Much of the history a surprise to many. They do a great job of filling you in on the roots of Nanaimo and the near by islands. The displays are well done and they provide information that...More

Thank 268evaw
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The museum is nice, but it could be incredible, unfortunately there are not many interactive peaces. We liked, good to know more about the city history.

2  Thank Renato A
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a good place to go to learn more about the history of the city and its connection to coal. Children may enjoy the schoolroom exhibit. The museum shop has lovely items for sale at a reasonable price. Good place for souvenirs.

Thank britishcOlumbia007
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went to museum Feb.16th.. saw the new exhibit, Charactors, Con men and Celebrities.. was great. there was a 45 minute Talk about the exhibit before hand at 130 pm.. the speaker was great, informative, very interesting exibit. the whole museum is worth going to.. love...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The Nanaimo Museum accommodated our Cub Scouts group for an overnight sleep over with private tour, movie, snacks, breakfast, activities and crafts. While bringing my 8 year old to the museum I got the chance to do a walk through for the 1st time and...More

Thank jasonkF6406FZ
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We used to end up there when we had company, but I find that I gravitate to the Museum whenever I am downtown now. I love the store and because it's so cheap to get in, it's easy to just go look around again and...More

Thank Ava C
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