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The Sooke Region Museum

2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y3, Canada
+1 250-642-6351
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it's a neat little museum. for such a small place, it has a great collection of stuff. Interesting... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2015
Cat Ba, Vietnam
Small Town Excellence

Considering the size of the District of Sooke and the size of the museum building the displays are... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2015
Jim D
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The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that explores the human and natural heritage of the region from Sooke to Port Renfrew. The museum also operates the local visitor information centre for the region. We have both exhibits in the main museum building and around the grounds. In the Summer we are open 7 days a week. In the off season we are closed Mondays and most Stat holidays. We also usually are closed over Christmas and the first week of January. There is a touch screen system outside the main entrance for after hour accommodation inquiries and maps for pick-up after hours.The museum holds various special event during the year, has a gift shop with local arts & crafts, plus can do special meals for pre-booked tour groups.
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2070 Phillips Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0Y3, Canada
+1 250-642-6351
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

it's a neat little museum. for such a small place, it has a great collection of stuff. Interesting, check it out!

1  Thank panamaq
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Considering the size of the District of Sooke and the size of the museum building the displays are excellent. Accolades to all the volunteers.

1  Thank Jim D
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Most visitor centers are boring. Not this one! WOW, they have everything from a very complete gift shop, to a beautiful museum. Oh, did I mention they were very friendly and give out maps and good advice.

1  Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed September 14, 2015

This Museum is well layed out showing eras of Sooke from industry to fashions of their day and also a archaeological section on the native Indians who lived there.

1  Thank Matusla
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Small but worth your time, and of interest to you if you're the sort of person who wants to be in Sooke. Well laid-out historical collection covering ordinary life and also interactions with the Indian tribes.

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Enjoyed this museum. It is small but has excellent information about the history of the area. Tourist information also available in this location.

1  Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Really well done local museum with a surprisingly good gift shop and of course great local information and visitors centre.

1  Thank Jonp0001
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Museum had well labeled pictures & artifacts depicting the history of the Sooke area. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Museum grounds is a series of structures and displays that is easily covered in an hour or two but it is even more fun on "Market" days when local crafts people and food vendors visit with their products.

1  Thank BEdwards34
Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you want to learn of the heritage of the region, particularly First Nations People and logging activities this is the place to visit. A small but very informative museum that also hosts an evening market on Thursday's during the summer.

Thank Putt-putt09
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