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“Worth the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Maritime Museum of British Columbia
28 Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1H9, Canada (Downtown)
+1 250-385-4222
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Ranked #18 of 150 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Rosedale, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were welcomed by two lovely ladies and given an outline of the floors. We explored the first floor then when we were reading to head up the stairs we were asked if we would like to ride the beautiful cage elevator up to the courthouse on the third floor. OH YES! We lived in Barkerville and worked there and riding up in Judge Begbies' elevator to his courthouse was a moment in time for us. Then on to our maritime history. This was so worth the money and so inexpensive. GO, you will not be sorry. We will be taking our grandchildren when they come for a visit.

Visited November 2012
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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for visiting the museum and sharing your experience with the community. We strive to provide a memorable visit and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit with your grandchildren.
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Victoria, Canada
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“Doug”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well presented seafaring museum. Just meander around. Interesting for early teens maybe. There was a room where technicians were working on displays and they were very engaging in explaining what they were doing. Unusual for the public to be so welcomed.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
We are delighted that you felt so welcomed at the Maritime Museum of BC. Presenting our maritime heritage in a friendly and accessible manner is important for us, so your feedback is encouraging. We invite you to return in the future as we continue to offer new exhibits and programming to engage not only tourists, but locals such as yourself.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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“For nuatical buffs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

You will probably want to see the rerst of old town Victoria anyway and this place has some very interesting displays. Not worth a special trip but if you are going by the door, it would be a mistake not to explore further.

Visited October 2012
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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“All aboard !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a wonderful old building with loads to see and compiled with great thought. You really get a good idea of the maritime history of the area

Visited October 2012
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Saskatchewan Canada
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“Interesting stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Lots of information hidden throughout the many nooks and crannies of the building. Nice art display of naval ships. Unfortunately top floor was closed for a wedding function but we still had tons of stuff to see.

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