Parksville Museum, Parksville

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The Parksville Museum is located next to the Parksville Info Center at 1245 East Island Highway. Aside from the wonderful array of historical artifacts located in the main building, the site also encompasses 8 heritage buildings that serve as a window into the life of early Parksville settlers.

The museum has picnic tables and activities for children. Friday Night Farmers’ Market starting May 26 – Sept 15, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm that offers, “Food, musicians, artisans served with a side of local history!” Come down and check us out!
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  • Our 13 year old daughter wanted to visit the museum while we were vacationing in Parksville. Very quaint little set up with vintage buildings, furnishings and equipment from the early 1920's. Lots of ...  more »
  • We called in to the museum as we were passing on foot. Spent a couple of hours looking through the various exhibits, interesting information regarding the history of the surrounding area. School and t...  more »
  • We visited on the Canada Day long week-end and the mueum was very quiet. The exhibits were interesting and the videos of the surrounding areas very informative. They could improve the write ups of the...  more »
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  • I just found out the board FIRED both the staff. The ED had been with the museum for almost 5 years. They did so in a very secretive manner and without the approval of the whole board and the membership. This is disgusting and against the museums values as stated on the website. 2 of the board are bullies and one of them called the director a b!tch and he didn't even deny it. Also just found out they cannot guarantee your safety while on the grounds. AVOID! This museum is on public land, so no need to pay no matter what they tell you.
  • Go! Do a scavenger hunt with the kids, take a class on gardening, come for the Friday night market - tour the museum for free on Friday nights during market. Wonderful history here - working blacksmith shop and wonderful artifacts. So worth your time to wander.
  • Closed for the winter months, opening sometime in May. A collection of old original buildings that have been moved to site creating a tiny village. Friday evenings during summer months, between 4 - 8 pm, you can enjoy a local farmer's market with food trucks, live music, blacksmith demonstration & you can tour the village building's at the same time. Advise you come early, parking lot fills up quickly - parking can be a issue.
  • Interesting if modest collection of local bric-a-brac
  • RE-writing history as they see fit. Business as usual.
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