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Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo
(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Enjoyed a wonderful visit to this smaller museum and what a pleasure it was. While the museum is not large, it does a great job of depicting Nanaimo's history. The gallery dedicated to coal mines is w...  more »
  • Don't miss this museum. It may be small but its big in heart. In addition to special displays they have a great permanent display on the local First Nations that is second to none. The gift shop is gr...  more »
  • We had been up island for a few days and on our way home, decided to visit the museum. The heavy rain put a damper on a walk or hike. The museum does an excellent job of showing the early history of N...  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