Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre, Richmond

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The Steveston Museum is located at 3811 Moncton Street in the heart of the village of Steveston, British Columbia, Canada. The building is owned by the City of Richmond and is run by the Steveston Historical Society. Erected in 1905 during a cannery boom period, the building housed Steveston's first bank.Changing TimesThe prefabricated building was selected by Northern Bank from the BC Mills Timber and Trading Co. catalog and shipped down the Fraser River by barge from New Westminster. It remained a bank until 1963, when it became Dr. J.M. Campbell's medical practice.In 1979, the building opened as The Steveston Museum and Post Office. Today, it is surrounded by traditional wooden boardwalks and contains exhibits about life in Steveston Village.In 2010, the Japanese Fisherman's Benevolent Association Building or Japanese Hospital Office, was relocated from its previous location at 4091 Chatham Street to the adjacent space north of the Steveston Museum. As of 2012 the site also hosts a Tourism Richmond information centre.The MuseumThe Steveston Historical Society's mandate is to portray the story of Steveston, a fishing and farming village at the south east corner of Richmond. The main floor of the building displays the Bank Manager's office with early 20th century furniture, business machines and other displays. A functional office and meeting room are located upstairs in the former living quarters of the early bank staff who also doubled as night watchmen and caretakers.Japanese and Chinese artifacts reflect the presence of these cultures in Steveston and photo displays capture some of the heritage of one of the oldest fishing harbours on the Canadian West Coast.
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  • This is not an attraction of any sort. Its simply an old building that is now used as a postal office and for hocking t-shirts from a locally produced tv show. Don't waste your time. Looking at it fro...  more »
  • Museum - a few rooms of period furniture and a lot of "no admittance" signs. The whole village is a museum, so not much need for this. Visitor Centre - Helpful young woman who is clearly passionate ab...  more »
  • This small museum relates the history of the Japanese fishermen and families who settled this area. Very well done.  more »
  • Maybe you should update your hours properly. It says here you open till 5 on Sundays. It's 4 right now and you're closed already. What a waste of time this place is.
  • Great place to lear the history of how Vancouver became to be, great staff, friendly and helpful with all sort of questions. Also the place that where Once upon a time was filmed.
  • Small but well maintained museum. Staff are friendly.
  • Great cute museum. Well maintained. Staff had great attitude!
  • A sweet little museum! Great intro to the history of Japanese Canadians.
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