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“SMALL BUT ITNERESTIN”

Sidney Museum & Archives
Ranked #11 of 25 things to do in Sidney
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Owner description: Established in 1971, the Sidney Museum has served the community of Sidney and North Saanich since then. Run by the Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums, the museum promotes awareness of local heritage through exhibits, programs, and collections. Its permanent collection consists of over 6000 items. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also features rotating monthly exhibits. These temporary exhibits include everything from an annual Quilting display, a Teddy Bear Christmas Display, and of course the famous 3-month long Lego Exhibit. The Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums is a non-profit organization, and the Museum is open to the public by donation.
North Saanich, Canada
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110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“SMALL BUT ITNERESTIN”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

I may be a bit harsh in saying average. It is not a large museum but for those with an interest in the history of the Saanich Peninsula and the Town of Sidney, it does give considerable insight in to the hostory of the local area.

Visited September 2012
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BC
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“wonderful small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We visited during the Lego exhibit and while that was certainly entertaining I was pleasantly surprised to experience the more traditional side of the museum. Love the displays set up all throughout. Thanks for teaching me so much about the history of this amazing town.

Visited March 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Super Lego displays and fun search”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

My grandsons and I thoroughly enjoyed the Lego models currently on display at the Sidney Museum and happily search the displays to complete the Treasure Hunt, finding all the listed models, even the difficult ones. It was really nice that the museum is by donation only making return trips entirely possible. After enjoying the Museum displays, we started the Treasure Hunt throughout the town of Sidney. What a dellightful way to keep children engaged and get to explore the various stores in town. We didn't manage to get to all the stores, so will certainly be going back both to the museum and to complete the Treasure Hunt before the end date.

Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Sidney Historical Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great little museum. One of the better small town museums I have seen. The turnover of short term exhibits means it's worth going back on a monthly basis. Lots of local artifacts and permanent displays. It's open 7 days a week, by donation, and interesting to old and young alike. Worth the time going through.

Visited December 2012
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Sudbury, Canada
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75 reviews
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“LEGO on review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

A bit of nostalgia for us, but who doesn't love LEGO. Over 200 models on display throughout the collection, including StarWars, aircraft, farms, castles, and even the Taj Mahal. Inventive and imaginative.

Visited January 2013
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