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Nanaimo Museum

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Address: 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5J8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-753-1821
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Description: Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our new museum...
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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Charming small museum with good exhibits that are both permanent and others that are changed on a regular basis. Great gift shop as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Charming small museum with good exhibits that are both permanent and others that are changed on a regular basis. Great gift shop as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've lived in Nanaimo 4 years and only recently attended an event at the Nanaimo Museum. As someone with a background in public history design, I don't expect much from museums in small/mid-sized cities, but I was blown away by how good the Nanaimo Museum is - entertaining and just the right amount of displays/info. It's a steal at only... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We enjoy going here to take in the changing exhibitions. Very very reasonable admission charge. Fantastic job they do about teaching about the history of the area. Recommend visitors and especially Nanaimoites take in this little museum.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

interesting history of Nanaimo and usually a change of exhibits seasonally. Won't take long to go through, but interesting stories about a small west coast town. Nice gift shop as well

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Nanaimo
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Permanent collection is getting somewhat stale. We have lived in Nanaimo. For the last four years and would like to see some changes !

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Might not be the biggest and best but it has a lot of history of the area might mean more to locals than to tourist's. My mom really enjoyed it seeing old pictures of the places she used to know and even some old family pictures and stories. (We are locals) all in all I think it is well worth... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A waste of time and parking money let alone trying to find the place. Did not learn anything I did not already know. Very disappointed.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The exhibit of First Nations inspired clothing and artifacts are very interesting. A chance to meet with members of the local First Nations. Exhibits of photos, maps, clothes and other artifacts that provide insight into the history of Nanaimo.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Your visit to Nanaimo will be greatly enhanced if you spend an hour or so visiting this museum. The displays are nicely arranged (many are interactive) and explain the history of the city in an enjoyable way. Since you will also learn about the history of their famous dessert, the Nanaimo Bar, you may also want to visit the coffee... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My father-in-law took me here and it was very interesting, had a great time! He's been a few times and still enjoys showing family and friends the place. He said the last time he was there they changed a few things. My favourite was the classroom and all the vintage clothing! The price was great as well!

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Additional Information about Nanaimo Museum

Address: 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5J8, Canada
Phone Number: 250-753-1821
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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