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Parksville Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Local History

Interesting to see local history, names places, items Parksville has a varied history and its fun... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shona R
Parksville, Canada
Unique Place

Looking from the entrance is deceiving, looks like a building or two. Once inside it has 9... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Victoria BC
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4 days ago
“Local History”
Jun 19, 2018
“Unique Place”
The place to take a walk through local history, have a picnic at our picnic tables or visit our Summer Friday Farmers' Market for live music and fresh local food! Wheelchair accessible exhibits and grounds.
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1245 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E5, Canada
+1 250-248-6966
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting to see local history, names places, items Parksville has a varied history and its fun to explore. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shona R
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Looking from the entrance is deceiving, looks like a building or two. Once inside it has 9 buildings dating from different times with most pre 1900. Each building is laid out with displays and the main building has a quite a range of items. Favourites,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Not the best museum by far but not the worst way to spend a rainy afternoon. A little bit dated but still somewhat educational. And the markets that are held there are pretty cool.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ralph19852018
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Our 13 year old daughter wanted to visit the museum while we were vacationing in Parksville. Very quaint little set up with vintage buildings, furnishings and equipment from the early 1920's. Lots of pictures from the past, with detailed explanations. Very well done, inexpensive and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KerriD26
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We called in to the museum as we were passing on foot. Spent a couple of hours looking through the various exhibits, interesting information regarding the history of the surrounding area. School and the McMillan House of 1885 were particularly good.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank roberty902
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We visited on the Canada Day long week-end and the mueum was very quiet. The exhibits were interesting and the videos of the surrounding areas very informative. They could improve the write ups of the various impliments on exhibit which were unfamiliar to this non-farmer....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PickingPal
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We had an hour or so to spend so we stopped at this little museum. We did not plan enough time. After looking around for a bit my wife and I realized we were out of time and wanted to see more. They have some...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank russt66
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Parksville museum. Is a great place to visit , 25 years ago I got married in the chapel there. that was before it was a museum . Its great to go there and see the past and how things really used to be

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lisa_brian123
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Parksville Museum is a wonderful venue for exploring the history of the local area. The group of historic buildings, including a church, have been relocated to the museum area, creating a village circle as one would have seen in the past. They have some great...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Connie K
Reviewed September 24, 2016

If your looking for an afternoon of artifacts and interesting facts than the Parksville Museum delivers. A beautiful setting and lots of history about our Oceanside area. In the summer months they also have a farmers market on a Friday night. A good time had...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lisa D
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