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“Wonderful Museum, and a clarification of the one poor review.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Museum at Campbell River

The Museum at Campbell River
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Owner description: Through numerous exhibits and an extensive research library visitors can learn the history of northern Vancouver Island.
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum, and a clarification of the one poor review.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

First, I'd like to say that this Museum is an absolute treasure. I have visited it with my wife many times, and have always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. That being said, we were actually in the shop when this other reviewer had his 'poor' experience. After many people telling us of this review, we felt the need to tell the real story. The museum staff have always been nothing but warm, friendly and helpful... However... When a redneck and his wife come crashing into the store, charge behind the counter, almost break an expensive mask, and don't apologise, I think the staff has the right to be a little shocked. Who goes behind the sales counter to lift up an expenaive mask? This is not a place where you can do what you want and ignore rules because you have a bunch of money to spend; there was a huge crash too when he did because he dropped part of the mask. That being said, they were also asked many times if they needed help. In fact, my wife and I watched them shrug off all help with entitled smirks, and help themselves. Guess they just think too highly of themselves; it clearly shows in their review. Not to mention how utterly rude one could be. Anyhow, we plan on going back and visiting to shop next week! Take the time to go check it out, you won't be sorry.

Visited July 2013
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New Westminster, Canada
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Museum for local history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Well designed museum, in an awesome location. We enjoyed the exhibits and found the gift shop warm and inviting. Easy to spend a couple of hours here.

Visited July 2013
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Thank James A
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Campbell River
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

For a fee of $8.00 (seniors $7.00) we have found this to be one of the best museums in B.C. It has quite a lot of native history as well as more recent items. I especially like the log cabin and the fact that children can get their picture taken on the logging truck. The video of the Ripple Rock explosion was quite interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Pat C
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Worcester
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136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“excellent small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great place to get the history of the area and the town. Very helpful and friendly staff and volunteers.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Fantastic quality of the exhibits - gives you a real insight to the local history and culture of the region.

Visited October 2012
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