The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A unique Canadian naval and military history museum centred around the HMCS ALBERNI Memorial. Displays include stories of Canadian soldiers in the Great War to the present day. Interactive displays and research materials make a visit to HAMM a family friendly experience. Periodic guest exhibits are incorporated into the more permanent displays on topics such as Anne Frank: A History for Today, War Brides: One Way Passage, and She Believed She Could and So She Did: the role of Canadian women during the Second World War.
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Vanessa R
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
Fantastic museum! Countless artifacts with obvious care & attention to detail in preserving them & telling their story. A must stop, something for everyone in the family!
Written August 26, 2022
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Rob
1 contribution
Aug. 2022 • Family
Visiting the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial was a fantastic, unexpected surprise. We were welcomed warmly by staff and enjoyed asking questions and hearing some very valuable WWI/II knowledge. There are many interesting and interactive parts of the museum, and it is crucial to keep this history alive and remember the consequences of war.
Written August 24, 2022
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dan g
Courtenay, Canada105 contributions
Mar. 2022
A very very nice and very very good and a very super cool memorial store with some very good war history stuff and very good staff and 100% good customer service and very strict COVID-19 safety policies. Check tis place out you will love it.
Written March 5, 2022
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Linde T
Courtenay, Canada3 contributions
Feb. 2021
Detailed displays from WWI to the present. Excellent models, clothing, medals, descriptors, photographs, paintings, memorabilia, personalized accounts. Items for purchase. Books to borrow with a membership. Bob is a very knowledgable volunteer. Open 10-2. Locals who served in the military are noted. Details + great models of HMCS Alberni & the German sub are on display. Well worth the visit - but so hard to realisr how many people are killed in wars.
Written February 6, 2021
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zabaraz
Comox Valley, Canada3 contributions
Jan. 2020
Visited the museum for the first time & Lewis went above and beyond to inform us of this vital part of history. Thank you Lewis and will be back again.
Written January 14, 2020
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Island Chris
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
I was lucky to have an in depth tour of this well curated small museum in Courtenay, BC. Even if military history is not exciting for you, this museum is well worth seeking out and visiting for any history lover. The displays have amazing personal effects and items, letters and stories that convey a truly intimate experiences for all people during WW1 and WW2. I liked the balanced presentations with inclusions of the axis and allies.. and the attention to details brings it to life, including many striking personal drawings and letters of soldiers and families at home.
Written October 18, 2019
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,046 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is a little hard to find, being down the hallway just off the main street. However, if you like military history (as I do), especially Canada's involvement in WWII, this is worth finding. Compact, but FULL of items relating to the Alberni and associated naval issues. I was surprised to find information on the Murmansk run - for free, no less. Definitely worth seeing, definitely worth supporting.
Free parking available in the area.
Written June 2, 2019
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Braedon Van Gorkom
Port McNeill, Canada1 contribution
Nov. 2018 • Business
Despite its size, the HMCS Alberni Museum is a facinating place filled with real artifacts, detailed models, pictures, and interactive displays. I can with a group of 15 people, and although it was little crowded, we were kept interested for a solid hour. There is a good collection of books based on Canada's military history. The staff was passionate about history and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this museum to a friend.
Written March 3, 2019
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eztourist
Vancouver, WA54 contributions
Aug. 2018
Although small contains lots of war history. Out two granddaughters found it interesting. A little hard to find perhaps but worth the look.
Written October 23, 2018
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t0mvw
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Full of interesting stories, artifacts and personal experiences of World War (I & II). We were there when they were hosting the "Innocent Eyes" display, an emotive depiction of war through they eyes of children - very moving! My wife and I are both military history buffs (you don't have to be to enjoy this museum) and there is literally something for everyone here. Thank you Lew, for taking the time to share your wealth of knowledge with us, greatly appreciated. Tom & Margaret
Written October 3, 2018
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