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Nanaimo Museum

100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2X1, Canada
+1 250-753-1821
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Small but powerful

Senior discount starts at 55! My first senior discount... $1.75 instead of $2/person - what a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike5466
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Canada
Small but with tons of info and just large enough to do it without getting tired

I loved the exhibits, especially the 'coal mine' section. The timber section was also revealing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark M
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Vancouver, Canada
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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 shop!Museum Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday to SaturdaySummer Hours: Open Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2X1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Senior discount starts at 55! My first senior discount... $1.75 instead of $2/person - what a bargain for such a lovely small museum. Also had information about the Redress of Japanese, something that we all need to know more about and hopefully not repeat this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the exhibits, especially the 'coal mine' section. The timber section was also revealing. The guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had an hour or so to spare and spotted this walking around the town. Fascinating insight into the local history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $2 adult admission, it is worth reading through the history of the Nanaimo Bar, the Bathtub races, the coal mining history, seeing the school room and the few changing feature exhibits I've wandered through, have all been good. I also love the gift shop!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice, no glossing over the rough spots, fun and interesting, well laid out. A museum quality museum. Not big, kid friendly (both design and size.)

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Naniamo Museum is a large museum for a small city. The exhibits are quite well done and interesting and include a simulated coal mine. Parking in the vicinity is difficult. However there is fee parking in the same building. So, park in the building...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cheap admissions only $2. They have set up display of the old coal mine where you can see how the miners work back in those old days. It looks real. There is a lot to see. A must go.Too many to list.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped while out on a cruise. Very inexpensive admission so go have a look. It was interesting to know how Nanaimo came about and the history behind the #2 island city. We liked the displays and helped get an idea of the history. Great stop...More

Thank Aaron F
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Admission is super affordable. There is a great variety of local history ranging from First Nations, to Nanaimo Bars and bathtubs! There is also a great coal mining exhibit. A must see when in Nanaimo!

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I’ll start by saying that this museum is fantastic! While it isn’t the biggest in the world, it’s certainly packed full of everything you could ever want to learn about Nanaimo and the area, including First Nations history, Industrial heritage and day to day life....More

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