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. Make Nanaimo Museum a centerpiece of your Nanaimo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nanaimo road trip tool .
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  • I’ll start by saying that this museum is fantastic! While it isn’t the biggest in the world, it’s certainly packed full of everything you could ever want to learn about Nanaimo and the area, including...  more »
  • Loved how the sections are laid out depicting Nanaimo History and the artifacts that are displayed making it an enjoyable trip down memory land. Great items in the gift store that is attached too plus...  more »
  • Went with the kids and had a great time. Should maybe have someone keeping an ey on small children who like to touch stuff though. Seems to be an accident waiting to happen.  more »
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  • Nice little museum,lived in the city for 9 years but I didn't know the rich history. I highly recommend it for locals and tourists alike.
  • Great little museum of you have an hour to spare. Staff are great!
  • Nice little museum with displays on the history od Nanaimo. Especially liked the coal mine simulation. Would be neat for kids.
  • Museum has a lot of potential but the programming needs significant help and the staff appear to lack the professional competence to achieve this
  • Found it full of detailed history of how Nanaimo came to be and why it is a great place to visit or live.

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