Qualicum Beach Museum
Qualicum Beach Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Qualicum Beach Museum chronicles the social history of Qualicum Beach including First Nations, early pioneers and 'local characters'. It also has an excellent palaeontology exhibit and fossil collection renowned for its scientific and research value. The museum also includes the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, a brick and steel heritage building with exhibits about power, energy, and communications. The museum maintains an extensive archive of local historic documents, photographs and artefacts and responds to inquiries from the general public. Special events include our annual Children's Day in August which is fun for the entire family and seasonal activities such as 'Come Visit and Shop at the Museum'. Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Winter Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
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cedars123
Parksville, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What a FANTASTIC display of fossil discouveries and paleontological information from Vancouver Island! Graham Beard and the staff have created a goldmine of information of local interest and yet have also integrated fossils from other places in the world that are interesting in their juxtaposition to what we have here. The exhibits are of a very high quality. I live locally but had no idea we had such a rich amount of fossilized history on this island. Thank you so much for bringing this to life and to the two staff that we spoke to for making the visit so enjoyable.
Written February 6, 2020
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Harold E
Qualicum Beach, Canada80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Beautifully restored buildings housing some of Qualicum’s history and and a amazing exhibit of local fossils found locally. Vancouver island has an amazing diversity of all types of fossils.
Written November 6, 2019
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Brenda W
Rocky Mountain House, Canada107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a very nice museum that, for it's small size, contains lots of history of Vancouver Island. It is well maintained and the staff were very friendly. There is a small gift shop that has some neat items for sale. The museum doesn't actually charge, but does accept donations.
Written August 29, 2019
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Ian Baird
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I was fortunate to receive excellent support from the Qualicum Beach Archives (behind the museum and run by the same people). They were friendly and provided great advise.
Written August 17, 2019
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Anne D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Lovingly curated with strong local connections. Outstanding fossil collection from nearby locations. Well worth a visit!
Written August 14, 2019
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TimVictoria
Victoria, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
What a gem! This is a superb small museum to visit. Beautiful setting. And inside there are some real treats. First of all, the Museum has some great dinosaur and fossils. Even fossil plants that grew here millions of years ago. Upstairs they present very interesting stories about the history of this community. Unlike most community museums this one is beautifully organised. Not overwhelming but enough to satisfy you. Outside, even more surprises. An old Power House that you enter to find it's actually a mini science museum. I recommend this museum to anyone and everyone who is in the region.
Written July 26, 2019
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Celeb_123
Qualicum Beach, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Very infomed staff if you are looking to hear about this region from past eras. A short stop but well worth it when touring Qualicum Beach. The park next door is a great place for a bit of a walk in a forest.
Written May 27, 2015
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QualicumBeacher
Qualicum Beach, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Stopped by our local museum with visiting family members, stayed much longer than planned! Very interesting and very well organized and planned out.
We learned so much about our town and surrounding area. Thank you to all those who donated their time, effort and articles!
Written August 22, 2014
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SuperDave47
Brandon, Canada1,380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
From fossils to furniture, a wonderfully extensive view of how life began and progressed in the Qualicum Bay region.
Written December 6, 2021
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John M
Qualicum Beach, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
While the main museum is a typical small town history collection there is an unusual (for a small place) display of fossils from local venues that is internationally renowned. If fossils interest you this should not be missed.
Written September 29, 2019
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