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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
+1 250-385-4222
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Will it ever get a new home???

The Maritime Museum of Victoria is on the move. It is looking for a new location, but once it is... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
Ben L
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Victoria, Canada
Changing location

When I visited the museum, I was informed that they were in a transition since they were changing... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
Ava35
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Montreal, Canada
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The Maritime Museum of BC engages people with the maritime culture and history of the Pacific Northwest through rotating exhibits, educational and community-based programs, research services, and more. Check out our featured summer exhibit, A...more
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634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
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+1 250-385-4222
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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...More

Thank Ben L
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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Communications Assistant at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

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...More

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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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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....More

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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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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...More

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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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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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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...More

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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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Reviewed October 14, 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...More

Thank Stephanie J
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