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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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Just the Building was Impressive

Unfortunately we could not gain entry while we were there but the building was an architectural delight. I understand that the building was one of the first in Victoria and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Bruce H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we could not gain entry while we were there but the building was an architectural delight. I understand that the building was one of the first in Victoria and was used for the police barracks and jail. Still disappointing we could not see the maritime museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very impressive the guides in the museum are well prepaired and are very proud of what they do. For visitors with little knowlede about the maritme lifeforms they explain very well. And you can even touch some of the sea habitants in special aquarium. That was a new experience for me!

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

Hi Phil, we're glad you've enjoyed your time here in Victoria! Is it possible that you visited the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney? Unfortunately, we here in bastion Square are closed at the moment. More 

Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Many aspects within an old historical building and located on a pedestrian only street where local artists and authors sell their art. The museum has many interest for both parents and children under 10. A small shop with souvenirs there also. Have to seek staff if you have any questions. The old architecture of the building inside is beautiful. Check... More 

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

Hi there, we're glad the Museum made a positive impression on you, and thanks for your review! We're in the process of moving from our current space, but we really do appreciate the immense historical value and beauty of the building itself. It'll definitely be missed! More 

Victoria, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Maritime Museum of Victoria is on the move. It is looking for a new location, but once it is found it should be well worth visiting. The government needs a prod. Victoria is such an interesting city and museums are an attraction, especially maritime museums that tell such an important part of Canadian History.

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

Hi Ben, thanks for your words of support! We're working closely with our membership and partners to determine the best place and plan for the Museum in the future. In the meantime, stay up to date with what's happening in the broader Museum community, with some behind-the-scenes highlights, on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When I visited the museum, I was informed that they were in a transition since they were changing locations. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the details and the history of maritime museum. I look forward to visiting the new location.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A few years ago on a very snowy and slushy afternoon a friend and I visited the museum. There was a special exhibit on. Not sure what is was about. The main thing I remember was large panels with dense small font text and diagrams. Yes, artifacts too. Some interesting, some less so. We wondered why we had paid admission... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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74 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Address: Address: 28 Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-385-4222
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown

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