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The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial- MOVED

32-190 Port Augusta St, Comox, British Columbia V9N 2J6, Canada
+1 250-897-4611
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I have visited this museum many times and it never fails to impress me!!

I first discovered the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial a few years ago when it was at the Comox... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
A-proud-Islander
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Courtenay, Canada
The Alberni Project Museum

I was a navy brat and had some of my father's naval things in storage. I went to the museum when it... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Jim S
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Comox, Canada
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Memorial and museum honouring the men of HMCS Alberni, a Canadian WWII Flower Class Corvette which served in the Atlantic between 1941 and 1944. Exhibit hall presents stories of Canadians who lived, served and sacrificed during WWII. Additional features are the video documentary stations with continuous films and interactive displays that change every month. Plenty of parking including handicap parking within a one block area. All on one floor so no elevators or lifts to concern yourselves with.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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32-190 Port Augusta St, Comox, British Columbia V9N 2J6, Canada
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

I first discovered the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial a few years ago when it was at the Comox Mall. Since then, it has flourished and grown and has now moved to #5 – 625 Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. It is located across from...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

I was a navy brat and had some of my father's naval things in storage. I went to the museum when it was still in Comox and asked if they accepted donations. They did and several items are on prominent display. I live nearby, but...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

This museum has moved to a small mall in Courtenay, on the corner of Cliffe Avenue and 6th Street. It is a wonderful display of WW2 memorabilia from the HMCS Alberni, a supply ship, torpedoed by a German U Boat. The display is superb and...More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Good day and happy summer! I am sorry to take so long in responding to your review. As you may have heard, soon after ANNE FRANK and the exhibit which followed; WAR BRIDES: ONE WAY PASSAGE, HAMM relocated to a new facility down the road...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

This museum has recently relocated from Comox to Courtenay, and renos are still underway but they plan to open on Remembrance Day. We visited it in its old premises during the Anne Frank travelling exhibit, which was wonderful. Keep an eye out because they have...More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Greetings and happy summer. Please forgive the delay in responding to your friendly review. After a very long delay in renovations we did open on January 16, 2017 in our new location across the bay in Courtenay. Since that time we have had two very...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This small but jam packed museum is lovingly tended to by Lew and his crew. They bring in special exhibits when possible including an Anne Frank exhibit and a War Brides exhibit. Both fascinating. I have donated some of my father's and my husband's momentos...More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Good day Mary. Thank you for your review. Please excuse my delay in responding, as you know our move and renovations took a lot longer than expected but we are now open and running full steam ahead. After our first two highly successful exhibits on...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

The non-profit Alberni Project is well worth a visit. It started as a labour of love from Lewis Bartholomew organised around the fate of the HMCS Alberni and has blossomed into a varied collection professionally-presented about Canadians in WWII that is well worth seeing. Information...More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Happy Summer to you. Thank you so much for your review of our Museum and Memorial. As you mention we did go through a very lengthy and costly renovation for our new facility but we able to finally reopen on January 16, 2017 in Courtenay....More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

An excellent memorial and museum. It features wars from WW1 and up. Naturally its main interest is HMCS Alberni, Very educational in all respects. If you are lucky enough to visit when the museum holds a special event, you are in for a great treat.More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Happy Summer! Thank you for your review. I am sorry I am so late getting a response back to you. As you have probably guessed our renovations took a lot longer than expected but we finally reopened in our new location January 16, 2017. Since...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Lewis and his crew not only have a tribute to HMCS Alberni, they frequently bring in different displays and themes for the museum. The museum has been show cased on TV and they have also supported the local cadet units and veterans.More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Greetings and thank you for your post. I am sorry not to have responded earlier to your review. To bring you up to date, our memorial and museum has relocated down the road a small piece to the City of Courtenay. Our new facility will...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

We had the privilege of visiting this fabulous museum run by the founder and Executive Director Lewis Bartholomew. It was well worth the visit to Comox, BC, 1 h 15 min (114.8 km) via BC-19 north of Nanaimo, BC. Lewis, the creative genius behind this...More

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Lewis B, General Manager at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was my pleasure and honour to meet your family, especially your mother who is a part of our international art installation. Please come visit our new location, opening soon, in downtown Courtenay. We hope to be open by...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2016

I went to see the Anne Frank exhibit at the HMCS Alberni Museum in the Comox Centre Mall on its last day before heading off to be displayed in another city yesterday and I really enjoyed my experience. It was quite moving. I have read...More

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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Good day and happy summer! I am sorry to take so long in responding to your review. As you may have heard, soon after ANNE FRANK and the exhibit which followed; WAR BRIDES: ONE WAY PASSAGE, HAMM relocated to a new facility down the road...More

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