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Shawnigan Lake Museum

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/Very interesting additions to the Museum.

Since I visited the Museum last time, I spoke to Lori and Grant (the Museum Volunteers) and learned... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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Was very interesting seeing the history of Shawnigan. Nicely displayed. Hope to get back and... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Kathy M
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Duncan, Canada
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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...more
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

Since I visited the Museum last time, I spoke to Lori and Grant (the Museum Volunteers) and learned so much about the miniature wooden Kinsol Trestle that was unexpectedly donated by a man from up Vancouver Island. There is a miniature doll house (scale 1/8)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Oarside, Volunteer at Shawnigan Lake Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Shawnigan Museum. We appreciate your kind comments!

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Was very interesting seeing the history of Shawnigan. Nicely displayed. Hope to get back and visit again to go into the little theatre they have set up. We didn't have time to stay for that. Next time! The man there was very informative .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Oarside, Public Relations Manager at Shawnigan Lake Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for your support. See you next time!

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I live in Shawnigan and I am pleased and educated each time I go into our Museum. They regularly update their displays. Currently the museum is laid out in mini settings of; a school, a store, a logging history. With many artifacts and knowledgeable volunteers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Revisiting the Museum, with the help of the cordial and informative staff, I saw many more "old items" that have been found in the Shawnigan area and that were donated for everyone to enjoy. Even as an owner of property on the Lake since 1959,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Oarside, Director at Shawnigan Lake Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Reviewed September 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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