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The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

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An unnexpected little gem in downtown Courtenay BC

Although small contains lots of war history. Out two granddaughters found it interesting. A little... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
eztourist
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Vancouver, Washington
Lovely little museum - a real Gem!

Full of interesting stories, artifacts and personal experiences of World War (I & II). We were... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Vancouver, Canada
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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...more
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625 Cliffe Ave | Shop 5, Courtenay Mall, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2J6, Canada
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Although small contains lots of war history. Out two granddaughters found it interesting. A little hard to find perhaps but worth the look.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The museum had moved to Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, 625 Cliffe Ave #5, Courtenay, BC V9N 2J6 Many interesting artifact, books, and displays covering most conflicts, WW's in particular. Nice give aways too for friends and family. I had half an hour but intend are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

A gem of a little museum in downtown Courtenay. Lots of great history tales without an emphasis on guns and battles. The temporary exhibit "Innocent Eyes" (on until Oct 13/18, giving a child's perspective of war) was worth all the reading. We quite enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This little museum located in downtown Courtenay is a gem of naval and military history of Canada. But it is not about guns and battles, but rather what a war time experience was like, both overseas, and at home. Based around a memorial to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for your review of our museum. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. We do strive to focus on the lives rather than the machinery of wars. We have many special exhibits and events planned for 2018 so this should be an exciting year...More

Reviewed November 10, 2017

Wow. We have been coming to the Comox Valley for years and the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial (HAMM as the locals call it) has always been high on our list to visit each time. Now in a much smaller but more efficient location in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Lew B, Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Greetings William! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent return visit to HAMM. And thank you also for your comment regarding "raising the bar". We now have a very creative staff, as you seemed to experience, who have high standards when it...More

Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Other museums do a fine job displaying the weapons of war or portraying the grand sweep of history. This one is both more modest and more impressive since it focuses on the little stories of regular people and how war touched them. A ten year...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Lew B, Founder - Executive Director at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to visit with you. I hope you will be able to visit again as we do rotate our displays and exhibits often. There are so many more stories that we hope to have on...More

Reviewed August 1, 2017

This museum moved from a bright,airy location in Comox. I do not know why they moved, as their previous location is vacant. The new location is between the Courtenay library and the parking lot of the Avalanche Hotel. This area is a favourite hangout of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Lew B, Executive Director - Founder at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Mr. P, It is indeed unfortunate that you had such an unpleasant experience. We tried to locate when you actually visited the museum since your name doesn't appear in our guest book or our attendance records. Perhaps you can contact us with your visitation date...More

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We got a great tour of the museum and learned how this collection has brought together families around the world that have learned about lost connections after the war. Take some time to learn about this ship and Canada's naval history.More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Lew B, Executive Director - Founder at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Hello Ted. Thank you for your opinion voiced here on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to share with you the stories of Canadians and the wars they were part of. Hopefully you will travel our way again. Our displays...More

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