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Address: 1245 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-248-6966
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The place to take a walk through local history, have a picnic at our picnic...

The place to take a walk through local history, have a picnic at our picnic tables or visit our Summer Friday Farmers' Market for live music and fresh local food! Wheelchair accessible exhibits and grounds.

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Parksville museum

Parksville museum. Is a great place to visit , 25 years ago I got married in the chapel there. that was before it was a museum . Its great to go there and see the past and how... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Parksville, Canada
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Parksville, Canada
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Parksville museum. Is a great place to visit , 25 years ago I got married in the chapel there. that was before it was a museum . Its great to go there and see the past and how things really used to be

Thank lisa_brian123
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Parksville Museum is a wonderful venue for exploring the history of the local area. The group of historic buildings, including a church, have been relocated to the museum area, creating a village circle as one would have seen in the past. They have some great displays of items that were once everyday items in the Oceanside area, an interesting look... More 

Thank Constancia2013
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If your looking for an afternoon of artifacts and interesting facts than the Parksville Museum delivers. A beautiful setting and lots of history about our Oceanside area. In the summer months they also have a farmers market on a Friday night. A good time had by all.

Thank Lisa D
St. John's
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The museum has free admission. All the little tiny buildings were moved from their original location. Kids learned a lot from "seeing" and they are able to touch some stuff. We also went there on Friday afternoon when they had the farmer's market!

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

So I was looking around Parksville for something to do while my car was in the shop. And I see there's a history museum here! Right up my alley though. So I drop in and ended up spending a good 3 hours there where staff would even occasionally drop by for additional details on displays! Anyhow one of the best... More 

Thank eightysixed
Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very nice feel to what use to be with a blacksmith working, people marketing their wares including jewellery made with copper, produce, arts and crafts. Had to leave as I was spending too much money! hahaha

Thank Cindy F
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is so close to the resorts and, although it didn't look like much from driving by, it is actually a fantastic museum that kept my young son and I busy exploring for two hours! Reasonable entrance fee and parking lot around the back. On my son's request, we came back the next day! There's an old fire hall... More 

Thank Cate S
Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

On Friday's, there is a great little Farmer's Market. It is complete with Historic Buildings, Artisan Booths, Food Trucks, and Live Music. The Market runs from 5-8pm, Fridays from May through October. We were able to look through all the exhibits, watch a potter, a blacksmith, and then enjoy some delicious local foods. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers for letting... More 

1 Thank Lauren_Adelle
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Come to the Museum on a Friday night from May til about October and there will be a farmer's market on. All the exhibits are available, but the local vendors make it extra special.

4 Thank ValK
Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is a fun place to visit. Very educational showing how people lived in the Parksville area. Schoolhouse, a Home, church, etc.

1 Thank Christel W

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