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The Sooke Region Museum

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Address: 2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y3, Canada
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+1 250-642-6351
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09:00 - 17:00
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Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
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The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that...

The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that explores the human and natural heritage of the region from Sooke to Port Renfrew. The museum also operates the local visitor information centre for the region. We have both exhibits in the main museum building and around the grounds. In the Summer we are open 7 days a week. In the off season we are closed Mondays and most Stat holidays. We also usually are closed over Christmas and the first week of January. There is a touch screen system outside the main entrance for after hour accommodation inquiries and maps for pick-up after hours.The museum holds various special event during the year, has a gift shop with local arts & crafts, plus can do special meals for pre-booked tour groups.

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Nice place to visit while in Sooke

Interesting....lots of good history> There's a lot lot to know about certain things there in Sooke long time before

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting....lots of good history> There's a lot lot to know about certain things there in Sooke long time before

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to Sooke, this is a nice little stop to see local history presented in a community museum.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a pretty neat little town, an easy ride from Victoria. There are lots of places to walk along the coastline. The visitor's center staff was helpful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Located just off the main highway, it's worth the visit to come and see this visitor centre & museum, where you can get some fantastic photos or "selfies". There are some neet items to see & great way to plan / schedule your trip during your time in the area.

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Cloverdale, Surrey, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice small museum with lots of local history. It is also the visitors centre and has a great gift shop with local wares.

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Williams Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A must see place takes you thru every stage of industry and settlement in the area. Many interesting displays, well explained.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped by the museum, not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised that found it so interesting. A great stop on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This great little museum is a hidden gem. Interesting info on the history of this area. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of visitor information.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They have good historical displays, a great gift shop and books for sale. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Found the museum to be interesting, with some reminders of my own history in the logging industry. The girls behind the counter were helpful in giving directions to different places.

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