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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

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Petit but full of information

We enjoyed their whale and anchor exhibits, something a little different. Friendly staff and full... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiffany H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Small but interesting

If you have an interest in ships and the role they play in the history of an era this $10 a person... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard H
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Huntsville, Texas
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The Maritime Museum of BC engages people with the maritime culture and history of the Pacific Northwest through rotating exhibits, educational and community-based programs, research services, and more. Check out our featured summer exhibit, A...more
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634 Humboldt St | Bc, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed their whale and anchor exhibits, something a little different. Friendly staff and full of interesting information. This is a great place to go if you have 30 min to an hour to kill.More

Thank Tiffany H
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tiffany H, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We're thrilled you enjoyed our interactive exhibits and that you had a chance to chat with our knowledgeable interpreters. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon -...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an interest in ships and the role they play in the history of an era this $10 a person small museum is worth it. There is an excellent 30-minute documentary on the Yukon, Alaska Gold Rush and the sinking of the Sophia,...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Richard H, We're thrilled you had a chance to visit the Maritime Museum of BC! There are so many incredible stories in British Columbia's history, especially given the province's coastal connection to the Pacific Ocean. The sinking of SS Princess Sophia represents the connection...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Definitely one of the premier places to visit if you are touring British Columbia's maritime historical sites and education. The curator, Rachel, is extremely knowledgeable of the museum, history and exhibits. The museum gives one a good perspective on the history, and so often the...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Diane C, It was so lovely chatting with you during your visit at the Maritime Museum of BC! We are glad you found our interactive videos on the tragic SS Princess Sophia sinking so interesting - it's definitely a story that is still largely...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

I knew about whales, but the information here was very helpful. The scale model of each ship on display was really great. An interactive display of miniature anchors as they improved over the years, was very interesting.More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Betty B, Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We are thrilled you enjoyed our current exhibit, "A Whale's Tale", and our CPR Gallery. We are glad you had the opportunity to participate at our "Anchors Away" display - it's definitely an...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

We loved our visit to the MMBC, this little museum was a last minute find and we are glad we went. The staff are friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the whale feature exhibit as well as the models and history of the ships. We learned...More

Thank Erin L
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Erin L, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We are so happy you enjoyed our featured exhibit, "A Whale's Tale" - these beautiful sea creatures are truly fascinating and we're thrilled you learned something new :) We look forward...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018

The current location is beside the Fairmont Empress Hotel, across the road from Miniature World; very convenient on a rainy day if you are staying at the Fairmont Empress. The location itself is much smaller than I expected; one would think that, being a coastal...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi gnb2501, We're happy you had the opportunity to visit the Maritime Museum of BC! The whaling history of BC, as explored in our featured exhibit "A Whale's Tale", is indeed a fascinating story. Though the Museum does have a historical focus, the exhibit now...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

This maritime museum is worth visiting if a boater as BC’s maritime history is extremely interesting but doubtful if it would appeal to tourists in general.More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi joanie817, Thank you for taking the time to visit the Museum and provide feedback! We recognize that maritime subjects can be difficult to understand, for those with little technical boating knowledge. Fortunately, our exhibits are geared toward a general audience so that this information...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

This exhibition was definitely worth visiting. The museum space is small, but lots of material on Boards arranged in order for the story. A film was viewed first (17 mins), and then time taken to read about an unknown (to me) story of the west...More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi peacealways, We're so glad you had the opportunity to check out the temporary exhibition on SS Princess Sophia, at the Maritime Museum of BC! The story is fascinating and still largely unknown in our province. If you have the opportunity, the Museum is currently...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

The displays and the story of the ship that sank and lost so many lives was very interesting. However, the museum was not where the sign indicated it was. We stumbled upon it by accident.More

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MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Martina B, Thank you so much for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! We are thrilled you had the opportunity to explore our temporary exhibit on the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia - a fascinating and harrowing story, indeed. We also appreciate your...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

The current display features rhe sinking of S S Sophia in 1918. This not a well known disaster that is very well presented. Anyone interested in maritime history would find this interesting. We just stopped in to see what the museum was all about and...More

Thank Roy C
MaritimeMuseumofBC, Manager at The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Roy C, Thank you for visiting the Maritime Museum of BC! The story of the SS Princess Sophia is fascinating, especially being the largest marine disaster on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Though our exhibits rotate on a (minimum) bi-annual basis, our media room still...More

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