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Maritime Museum of British Columbia

28 Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H9, Canada (Downtown)
+1 250-385-4222
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Ranked #12 of 58 Attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: We are temporarily closed as we move to our new location. We look forward to welcoming you in...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Kamloops
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
91 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Maritime Museum of BC is a unique and amazing museum encompassing BC's marine and naval history. Presently located in what was formerly the original BC Supreme Court Building, it also has one of the last three functional bird cage elevators in North America and the original Supreme Courthouse room. This is a museum worth visiting not only for the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great maritime exhibits. You can tour the whole museum without wearing yourself out. We enjoyed a guided talk about shipwrecks. Fascinating glimpse into regional maritime history.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Need to take your time perusing this museum to get the full educational value as there is a lot to absorb. Of particular interest was the history of the Empress of Ireland ship disaster which was nearly as devastating as the Titanic, but received little world attention. There is a room full of model ships that was also fascinating. Plan... More 

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