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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

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90 minutes to kill and this did the trick

Yes it's small and you could probably do this in 40 minutes. But we became absorbed in a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CHD6265
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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Interesting

This is a small museum which covers a large area! The history of local whaling is covered, ship... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Antbrearton
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Paphos District, Cyprus
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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. Check out our featured fall exhibit, "Home Port...more
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634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not a riveting museum but we stumbled on it during our walk around Victoria. It is easy to miss. The staff are very friendly and there are exhibits of anchors, models of turn of the century boats and a display featuring whales. However...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bluebellplasnewydd, I'll be sure to pass along your kind praise to our staff and volunteers. I will also pass along your comments to our curator, as we make it our mission to make BC's maritime heritage and culture accessible to every visitor. I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's small and you could probably do this in 40 minutes. But we became absorbed in a couple of videos telling various unfortunate stories of maritime woe (maybe not the best prep for a 4 hour whale watching cruise in miserable weather). The video...More

Thank CHD6265
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CHD6265, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're thrilled you were captivated by the stories inside our space - they are incredible reminders of why we are known as the "Graveyard of the Pacific". We hope you have the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum with a very limited amount of information. My husband and I did not think it was worth the $10 price. We've been to much better maritime museums, notably the (free) museum at Belle Isle in Detroit. It's also a small...More

Thank KerryandTim
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kerry and Tim, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback! Although we are a small non-profit museum, we feel that crowding our exhibits with too much information could potentially be overwhelming. Instead, much of our story-telling is through videos and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was smaller than any of the three of us expected, one long room and a side room or two. One showed a video of a great film made by a sea captain who sailed around Cape Horn in a 4-masted barque and recorded...More

Thank P S
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi P S, Thank you for visiting! We're glad you had the opportunity to explore our small museum and the interactive components featured inside. The video, Around Cape Horn, is indeed a fascinating look at the journey across the Atlantic and around South America to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum which covers a large area! The history of local whaling is covered, ship building is dealt with. This was a highlight of the Victoria Experience.More

Thank Antbrearton
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Antbrearton, Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're so glad you had an enjoyable experience - I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff and volunteers. Best, Rachel Meyer Front of House Manager Maritime Museum of British...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Mainly centres on the search for the North-West passage and details the various expeditions. The main attraction is a sailing ship that was the first to circumnavigate North America.More

Thank s_mark1
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi S_Mark1, Thanks for leaving feedback! Unfortunately, I think you may be thinking of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, as we do not have a sailing ship in our space. We are currently featuring an exhibit on whales on the Pacific Northwest Coast - I do...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a nice little maritime museum whose offering is greatly enhanced by an optional walking tour of nearby historical areas. The walking tour brings to life the early history of Victoria and its relation to the sea. I was rally glad I visited.More

Thank tallmark
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi tallmark, Thanks for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're thrilled you had a chance to join our Inner Harbour Walking Tour. Our interpretative guides are always thrilled to pull out our educational artefacts on this hour-long walking tour, to share more on BC's...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

I went with my 12 year old grandson. We learned that Orcas are not whales but actually belong to the Dolphin family. Learned much about Whales, their size and the areas they live in. I enjoyed an old movie in one of the rooms about...More

Thank ena36
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi ena36, We are thrilled that you and your grandson enjoyed your visit to the Maritime Museum of BC! From the sounds of it, your grandson might just be a future mariner :) Our "Whale's Tale" exhibit will be ending soon (last day is August...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

We enjoyed their whale and anchor exhibits, something a little different. Friendly staff and full of interesting information. This is a great place to go if you have 30 min to an hour to kill.More

Thank Tiffany H
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Hi Tiffany H, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're thrilled you enjoyed our interactive exhibits and that you had a chance to chat with our knowledgeable interpreters. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon -...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you have an interest in ships and the role they play in the history of an era this $10 a person small museum is worth it. There is an excellent 30-minute documentary on the Yukon, Alaska Gold Rush and the sinking of the Sophia,...More

Thank Richard H
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Richard H, We're thrilled you had a chance to visit the Maritime Museum of BC! There are so many incredible stories in British Columbia's history, especially given the province's coastal connection to the Pacific Ocean. The sinking of SS Princess Sophia represents the connection...More

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