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“Just an ok display”

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Ranked #42 of 188 things to do in Victoria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. We look forward to your visit!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This was a not so large collection of boats and maritime items. The entrance fee should be cheaper so that one feels good about the value for the visit.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC. We’re sorry that you didn’t fully enjoy your visit. We do have changing exhibits and programs and hope you will give our museum another chance when you are in Victoria next.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went as a group and had the full tour. They said that there was a ghost in the court room and I can say there is definitely something in there! It took us a couple of hours to enjoy everything. Simply amazing.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

With our Museum is in such an old and historical building, there are so many stories to tell. We appreciate your feedback and thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC. We hope to welcome you back at another ghost tour again soon.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

The people who work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. As a family, we have been quite a few times and the kids love how hands-on it is.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for your visit to the Maritime Museum of BC. We are very happy you thought our Museum was an interesting place for both adults and kids because we try to make the exhibits as exciting as possible for guests of all ages. We look forward to welcoming you and your kids back to our Museum again real soon.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a pretty interesting little museum. Nice gift shop. Friendly helpful staff. I found the displays about the Canada Coast Guard the most intersting. The BC Ferry exhibit was also good.

There was a group of shool children visiting when we were and the docent or staff member taking them around was a man dressed like a pirate. He was fun and intersting and I even learned something from listening in to his talk.

1  Thank MaryEllenTravels
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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

We are really pleased to hear your feedback about how you considered the staff so friendly and that you liked our gift shop. Thank you very much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC and we hope to see you again when you visit Victoria in the future.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This museum covers several floors and contains a lot of history. There is information about pirates and sailing ships as well as modern vessels. There are several cannon as well as a boat that sailed around the world. The place contains a deep sea diver's outfit and models of vessels. There is a reciprocating engine that actually works when one activates it by pressing a button. Add a couple of videos about maritime history. The top floor is an actual court with places for judge, jury, and spectators. Be sure and take a ride in the elevator which is over a century old. The museum also contains a gift shop at the entrance.

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

With a mission to promote and preserve our maritime experience and heritage we are happy to hear you enjoyed the information about pirates, sailing ships and our modern vessels. Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC and sharing your experience with the community. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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