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Shawnigan Lake Museum

1775 Shawnigan - Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
+1 250-743-8675
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Beaver Scouts visit

My 7 year old visited the museum with his Beaver Scout group, he absolutely loved it, the tour... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Kellie H
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A lovely way to go back in time

So much time and effort has gone into creating this lovely little museum, and it shows. I could... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
rssllsmith
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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Visit this 'big' museum in the small village of Shawnigan Lake - it's guaranteed to surprise you. For over thirty years, the museum has celebrated the history and the people of Shawnigan Lake (and surrounding area). Drop in for extensive information on the spectacular Kinsol Trestle; renowned Canadian artist EJ Hughes; the true Canadian Last Spike and many other significant history-bites.
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12 Dec 2017
“Beaver Scouts visit ”
4 Nov 2017
“A lovely way to go back in time”
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1775 Shawnigan - Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

My 7 year old visited the museum with his Beaver Scout group, he absolutely loved it, the tour guides made it very interesting and when my son wanted to write his review on the little school blackboard he simply wrote ‘I’m Liam and I loved...More

Thank Kellie H
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Oarside, Manager at Shawnigan Lake Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Shawnigan Lake Museum. We love to have the opportunity to engage and inspire young people, and Liam's review on the chalkboard was a treasure.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

So much time and effort has gone into creating this lovely little museum, and it shows. I could have comfortably spent 2 or 3 hours looking at all the many exhibits. The curator was so friendly and helpful too. It's a great way for younger...More

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Oarside, Manager at Shawnigan Lake Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

A lovely museum with lots to look at. The interactive screen is amazing. The tour person really knew her stuff.

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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Went here and it was very educational. And we didn't have to pay it's all by donation. The kids loved that you could use the type writer. The only thing that I wish that it was a bit bigger but it was still very fun!...More

1  Thank meadowac
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Small museum with alot of interesting artifacts. Local history presented very well. Photos, stories etc. The curator was also greatly helpful.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

This tiny museum is absolutely packed cheek-to-jowl with artifacts without seeming cluttered. The locally significant displays start right inside the door an continue in a small circular tour with a couple of minute rooms offside that feature special exhibits. The specific treasures I noted are...More

1  Thank BroadenYrHorizons
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want to know the history of the local area, just ask the volunteers. They are so helpful. My questions about the quarry and the original highway routing were answered brilliantly.

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Reviewed June 30, 2016

If you don't visit this museum you're missing out. What a place, possibly the most well displayed museum I have ever been to. Great work by all the volunteers who make this place the jewel of Shawnigan

Thank Russell R
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great, family friendly museum in the heart of Shawnigan Village. Loads of information on local history and the famous Kinsol Trestle.

Thank Donna P
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Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Went to this museum 10mins before closing time but the operators were happy to have us take our time before they closed which was very nice of them. Lots of lovely old photos of shawnigan lake and interesting information from the friendly guides.

Thank Janavp16
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