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Maritime Museum of British Columbia

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Address: 28 Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-385-4222
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We are temporarily closed as we move to our new location. We look forward...

We are temporarily closed as we move to our new location. We look forward to welcoming you in 2015.

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It may be small but it's good

There's a video here of rounding Cape Horn in a tall masted ship. Dated about the 40s maybe and narrated by an old sea dog, master yarn spinner as well as master mariner and it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There's a video here of rounding Cape Horn in a tall masted ship. Dated about the 40s maybe and narrated by an old sea dog, master yarn spinner as well as master mariner and it's absolutely fascinating. Plenty of models of steamships and tall ships all made in Scotland or on Tyneside. Sad to say there's no ship industry there... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Unfortunately, the museum had to move from it's location, and has not been able to get a permanent space. They are temporarily in a very small place with only a few displays. Very disappointing.

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Thank Susan K
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I visited this museum with my 2 year old grandson in tow because I am interested in anything to do with the discovery and early passages through the northwest passage. I must say that the St Roche ship display in quite interesting and gives you some insight into the isolation the crew must have endured on these long reshipment voyages.... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Called in because I am interested in Maritime history. It is a great little collection of local memorabilia and Vancouver Island. The volunteer staff are very helpful and the lovely little shop has some good souvenirs.

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1 Thank Karen C
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great display of models of ships that have plied the local waters. Well done; well worth a couple of hours. Take your time...

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I love maritime museums and the things you did not know you did not know are on display here. I learned and saw things here that tell the story told about the maritime way of life

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Tallinn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Sadly the Bastion Square location is closed. Presently it exists as a storefront only. Hopefully a new location will be found so that this museum can continue to exist to inspire both locals and tourists with the maritime history of Victoria and BC.

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Thank 179wesleys
Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This Bastion Square building was BC's first provincial court house and Victoria's first all-concrete building. Stands on the site of an old red-brick police barracks and jail that was demolished in the 1890s. People sentenced to death were hanged in the jail yard at the back!

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Forres, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Maritime museum is easy to access and although smallish is interesting. Close to the center of Victoria it is well place for other attractions, mostly good bars and restaurants and a shopping mall within a hundred meters.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Communications Assistant at Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Dave! We're glad that you enjoyed your time at the Museum, and we look forward to welcoming you to our new exhibit space when you are next in Victoria! More 

Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

fun afternoon learning about the Maritime history of Vancouver..interesting to learn about the boats and the early years in Vancouver, on the water..

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Communications Assistant at Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review! Unfortunately, the MMBC in Victoria has been closed since October 2014. Is it possible you visited our friends at the Vancouver Maritime Museum? More 

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