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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

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Maritime History of B.C.

What a wonderful little museum to learn of the Maritime history of British Columbia! Who knew the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim T
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Victoria
Great little Museum

This is a small museum but it contains loads of information of maritime history about Victoria... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GenePP
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Henderson, Nevada
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We've retired to a small city on the Olympic Peninsula and need a "city fix" on occasion. Seattle is just another big city with traffic jams, noise, and a high crime rate, so we get our "fix" on Vancouver Island in the lovely walkable city...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Ok so, as a History major I wasn't expecting a lot, I am pretty fair when it comes to museums so I went in with the best attitude. First, it was expensive (surprisingly so considering what we "saw") then we were pressured to leave donations...More

4  Thank TLMart13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful little museum to learn of the Maritime history of British Columbia! Who knew the Japanese had attacked Victoria steamships? If you want to learn of some of the involvement of Victoria citizens in the second and first World Wars, stop in to...More

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

Hi Kim T, Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're so happy you enjoyed our Home Port Heroes exhibit, featuring stories of our unsung heroes along the coast. We have a brand new exhibit coming Winter 2019 - we hope you can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum but it contains loads of information of maritime history about Victoria. The museum has neat little stations to watch videos and exhibits focusing on local history. It is a great way to spend and hour or two.More

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

Hi GenePP, Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at the museum, learning about our maritime heritage and culture. There are so many wonderful stories and fascinating people who have connected us to the sea,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A temporary and smallish location didn't detract from rather fine exhibits and exemplary films for those with the time. Especially appreciated were the well-written and narrated parts that took you on a journey and transported you back in time where things were much different. Visit...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Murray C, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We are so happy you enjoyed the exhibits and the documentaries inside our media room. The stories of our west coast are incredible and these histories help tell us where we've...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

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

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

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 September 9, 2018 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

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

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 August 30, 2018

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

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

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 August 26, 2018

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

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

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 August 24, 2018

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

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

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

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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

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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

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