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The Museum at Campbell River

470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
250/287-3103
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

actually surprised how interesting it was ..especially the film of the huge blasting of a underwater barrier that sang many a ship

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Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I only had 30 minutes to walk through before they closed at 5. Just enough time to know that we could have spent several hours here. Great staff, great view .

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Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful new building with great interpretation. Outdoor displays and a good spot for a picnic after viewing the museum. Maybe the trickiest issue is finding it, it is a little out of town. Reasonable admission prices, excellent quality, and the gift shop has some great choices for a modest size facility.

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must watch film of the engineering involved in blowing a under sea rock.biggest man made explosion next to a Atom bomb

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Bunbury, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was our second visit to this small, but fascinating museum; our first visit being a year after its initial opening. It has certainly developed since 1995! We enjoyed all of the 'theme rooms' and exhibits, but as a keen recreational fisherman, I particularly appreciated museum's outstanding collection of recreational and commercial items related to these pursuits, which are so... More

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BEAVERTON
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum isn't huge but it has very good exhibits of first people art work and historical items telling the story of Campbell River. They also have experiential craft displays like paper making the day I was there. Good for adults and kids.

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Victoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the best small museums I have ever visited. Fascinating First Nations collection. I listened to the creation story, told via recording of a member of the clan that created it, in a room filled with the artifacts that illustrate it, four times. So worth the effort to go here, and it's just off the main road.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The museum, though small was well appointed and gave a thorough description of the areas history. Staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. Immaculate grounds with an explanation of some of the local fauna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Learn all about Campbell River with interactive displays. Great for families or just a refresher visit for locals.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What this museum lacks in space, it makes up for in quality. Excellent First Nations exhibit. The fishing and logging exhibits are interesting too. Always enjoy a few hours at this museum. And the grand kids like it too.

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