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4.5 stars 47 reviews

Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J8

(250) 753-1821

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February 21, 2013

Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our new museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo's earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson's Bay Company post built in 1853. Don’t miss the gift... more

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December 14, 2011

Nanaimo's regional museum is a worthwhile introduction to the area's past, first as a home for the Snunéymuxw (the name from which Nanaimo derives) people and then as a coal-mining boomtown. The museum relocated to the new and adjacent Vancouver Island Conference Centre in 2008. The expanded exhibit gallery portrays the unique aspects of Nanaimo's location, character, and natural history,... more

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4.5 star rating
May 30, 2014

Small fee, informative, suited more for younger kids or historical buffs lol the replica of mine was kool

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4.5 star rating
A Museum Gem
April 18, 2014

For the small fee of $2.00, we enjoyed our visit to this beautiful, informative little museum. It provides a visually appealing history of Nanaimo & is well worth a visit. Children will love it! And don't miss the gift shop filled with lovely local items.

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4.5 star rating
Fun to take the grandchildren
March 03, 2014

Displays are well done. Rates for membership very reasonable. Grandchildren love the mine replica and I let them listen to one the taped stories of the coal miners each time I go.

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May 15, 2013

Nanaimo's history was given new life with the construction of our facility in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre

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