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The Sooke Region Museum

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Address: 2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-642-6351
Today
09:00 - 20:00
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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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Everything about Sooke's History.

If you need any information, or directions to any site in Sooke, then stop in here. History, local arts and crafts and friendly staff to help.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2015
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Sooke, Canada
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Sooke, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

If you need any information, or directions to any site in Sooke, then stop in here. History, local arts and crafts and friendly staff to help.

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1 Thank siaosun
Sooke, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I'm a local to the Spoke area and love our little tourist info/museum. Our family runs a BnB and we always send people there to fill up on maps and info of the, and we do the same. Lots of good info there as well as friendly folks to help you out. A nice little gift shop too.

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1 Thank Dirty_Bindle
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

An outstanding community museum. Many things of local interest as well as a broader range of items. They had an excellent display of British Columbia Provincial Police items.

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1 Thank jamesj392
Cat Ba, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

it's a neat little museum. for such a small place, it has a great collection of stuff. Interesting, check it out!

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1 Thank panamaq
Sooke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Considering the size of the District of Sooke and the size of the museum building the displays are excellent. Accolades to all the volunteers.

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1 Thank Jim D
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Most visitor centers are boring. Not this one! WOW, they have everything from a very complete gift shop, to a beautiful museum. Oh, did I mention they were very friendly and give out maps and good advice.

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1 Thank Goodness4you
Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This Museum is well layed out showing eras of Sooke from industry to fashions of their day and also a archaeological section on the native Indians who lived there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Small but worth your time, and of interest to you if you're the sort of person who wants to be in Sooke. Well laid-out historical collection covering ordinary life and also interactions with the Indian tribes.

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1 Thank Rich M
Courtice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Enjoyed this museum. It is small but has excellent information about the history of the area. Tourist information also available in this location.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Really well done local museum with a surprisingly good gift shop and of course great local information and visitors centre.

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1 Thank Jonp0001

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