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Lots in a Small Space

Plenty of free parking next door. Museum is housed in the old train station and has one of the last... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Gerald W
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Sooke, Canada
Great volunteers offering interesting information

We enjoyed obtaining local information from the photos, displays and very informative volunteers... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
CorkVictoria
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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130 Canada Ave, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Another small but interesting and packed full museum. If you visited the one in Nanaimo, you will notice many repetitions if you also visit this museum but overall it has a different flair and is still worth checking out. We visited in between music sets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is another of those great museums that feature a lot of local history and the equipment that helped the area grow and prosper. They have a great train parked outside and lots of memorabilia inside

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Joe W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As part of commemorating Canada's 150th birthday I visited this very tiny museum hoping to learn more about the history and happenings of this small town. Even though it is just tiny, it holds many interesting exhibits and artifacts and two video streaming stations. One...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lilianelockhart
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Plenty of free parking next door. Museum is housed in the old train station and has one of the last CN wooden caboose on display. There are lots of artifacts of trains, local history and native culture in the building. You can while away a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We enjoyed our short time in this tiny museum. Lots of stuff crammed into a small space, some of it highlighting events that no one cares much about anymore but which give a sense of time, place, and outlook. Worth dropping in to view.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Becky H
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed obtaining local information from the photos, displays and very informative volunteers. If you wish to "get a feel for early Duncan", this is the place to go.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CorkVictoria
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We felt like we had stepped back in time here. So many really cool things to look at. Duncan's first gas pump, ol bedroom, ol living room, ol kitchen, Really NEAT STUFF! If you want to travel back in time, step in... There is no...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Islandgurl89
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This little treasure is steeped with nostalgia starting with the building in which it is located - the old (I believe CN) railway station. It is conveniently located right in the centre of town and in addition to the museum, there’s a small gift shop...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 18 June 2016

went during the Christmas season. it was free and the staff were dressed in period costume. they were very nice and it was the highlight of the evening.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Laura S
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We visited the small museum with a friend who volunteers to show visitors around. Good presentations of the Cowichan Valley area especially the First Nations and Farming. We visited approx. 2 years ago.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank honeybunny2014
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