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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

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634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
+1 250-385-4222
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Good Maritime History.

This maritime museum is worth visiting if a boater as BC’s maritime history is extremely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joanie817
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Vancouver, Canada
special exhibition on the Sophia disaster

This exhibition was definitely worth visiting. The museum space is small, but lots of material on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
peacealways
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Ottawa, Canada
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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. We look forward to your visit! *Please note: We will be closed from March 12 - March 23, 2018 as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit, A Whale's Tale: The Incredible Story of British Columbia's Changing Relationship with the Giants of the Deep. Join us for the opening on March 24, 2018!
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“ship models” (16 reviews)
“bastion square” (18 reviews)
“cape horn” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
Downtown
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+1 250-385-4222

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This maritime museum is worth visiting if a boater as BC’s maritime history is extremely interesting but doubtful if it would appeal to tourists in general.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibition was definitely worth visiting. The museum space is small, but lots of material on Boards arranged in order for the story. A film was viewed first (17 mins), and then time taken to read about an unknown (to me) story of the west...More

Thank peacealways
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The displays and the story of the ship that sank and lost so many lives was very interesting. However, the museum was not where the sign indicated it was. We stumbled upon it by accident.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The current display features rhe sinking of S S Sophia in 1918. This not a well known disaster that is very well presented. Anyone interested in maritime history would find this interesting. We just stopped in to see what the museum was all about and...More

Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I went to the Maritime Museum specifically to see the exhibition on the wreck of the Princess Sophia. The display itself was well done, but the limited space of the museum presented some issues in "traffic control".

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Since moving from Bastion Square, the museum seems to have less artifacts in the new building. With the maritime history, fishing, logging, tow boating, and shipping, we had hoped for a better display.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great to see BC's nautical past brought to life. Victoria desperately needs authentic history being displayed supported by government - instead of part shown with the balance being archived in a warehouse somewhere. The volunteers and staff were magnificent in their knowledge & enthusiasm. Loved...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We took the tour offered by this museum. The young lady who guided us was very knowledgeable. This was our 3rd trip to Victoria and we felt like we learned more about the area than in any of our other tours. Unfortunately, we ran out...More

Thank jqnana
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you love Maritime history, you will love this. This museum is small but most interesting. One notable exhibition is of the location of three lost explorer ships - the story of how they were found is fascinating and almost unbelievable. I also viewed a...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Although much smaller in its current location, the museum is well worth seeing. You'll learn a lot about maritime history, see scale models of many ships, and get a sense of what it was like to be on the sea in days of old. Most...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Front Office Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi wego2places, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! British Columbia is rich in maritime history and we are so happy you had the opportunity to explore the exhibit space and garner a better understanding of our maritime heritage. We...More

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