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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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Description: 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. Thanks for your support!
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A Trip to Yesteryear

This museum is a credit to the maritime community of Victoria and British Columbia, it shows a lot of past maritime activities of the area in a setting that is very representative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Burnaby, Canada
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179 reviews 179 reviews
73 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Interesting museum worth seeing, esp on HMS Ireland which we never knew about. However, a little dull at times, there was no guided tour, so had to figure things out.

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Victoria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This museum is a credit to the maritime community of Victoria and British Columbia, it shows a lot of past maritime activities of the area in a setting that is very representative of a bygone past. If you enjoy a good maritime museum, this is definately worth while.

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St. Albert, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very interesting museum with a good collection of maritime history for the West Coast and Vancouver Island. Parking is an issue but it is within easy walking distance in the downtown area.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great place to take the family. Prehistoric to native tribes to the early settlers. History of the earth, land, ocean and people that settled in the areas.

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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We could easily have spent 2 days in the Maritime Museum. The displays are so informative and provide not only a history lesson about Victoria, but North America. Who knew the Island had such close ties to Spain. Definitely need to put this on your list of things to do.

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Gabriola Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were walking the streets of Victoria and just happen across the beautiful museum. The building itself is fantastic. Be prepared to spend a few hours going though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My sister being a sailor highly recommended this museum. First section of the museum brought me back up to speed on my history regarding the discovery of the New World which includes B.C.- a subject I sorely needed a refresher on -there being so many years between myself and high school. I would have preferred the displays be numbered through... More 

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Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a great museum. Much bigger that I expected and there were excellent items on display. Nice layout. Great display on the sinking Princess of Ireland. Well worth the price of admission.

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Victoria, Canada
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237 reviews 237 reviews
99 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An unusual and unique museum with "maritime" floured exhibits. The building and elevator are interesting as is the old courtroom. Worth a visit to check it out.

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not a patch on the maritime museum in Halifax but worth the time a price of admission anyway. In an interesting old building which was the first law courts in Victoria, complete with antique lift which the staff kindly took us up to the top floor in. Collection is uneven but mostly interesting and well explained. We spent about 3... More 

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