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Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo

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Discover the city's indispensable contributions to Canada and find out about the first settlers at Nanaimo Museum. Take a guided tour and bring your trip alive with stories of what life was like for the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the native people of the region. Pay special attention to the replica coal mine, illuminating the main economic thrust of the city and giving you insight into life in the depths. Stop off at the affordably priced gift shop for a memento. Add Nanaimo Museum and other attractions to your Nanaimo trip itinerary using our Nanaimo travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Museum is my go to shopping place for gifts. Check out the Nanaimo umbrellas and the baby gifts. When I am looking for a special gift it is the best shopping in town. The Museum is SO informative ...  more »
  • The ferry was immediately. Senior discount. Interesting history of the town, including exhibits, was somehow to the dolls.
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  • It is small but very informative. There are a number of interactive displays that are great for old and young.  more »
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  • There is a pretty cool coal mine display. Also a very interesting indigenous people display
  • The Bastion and why was it built.Some miss guided advice about the fierce Indians that were supposed to attack the white man.Those Indians didn't fall for the poor advice that they were fierce nor did they intend to even bother attacking.This part of Nanaimo's history isn't mentioned that much about our neighbours and should be taught in the local schools.
  • A small local museum that is packed with information. I hope they keep investing money into it, and i would love to see it grow over the years to come
  • Nice little museum with fun history
  • I had a great time visiting here... Can't wait to visit again