Sidney Museum & Archives, Sidney

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#9 of 14 in Museums in Victoria Capital Regional District
Sidney Museum and Archives offers research facilities in the Archival Department of the museum. Please call for further information

In addition to the displays, Sidney Museum and Archives has very active educational programs for students in grades K - 12. The programs are available by reservation from September to June. (250) 655-6355

Sidney Museum and Archives features special monthly exhibits throughout the year.
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  • July 11, 2017
    this is a wonderful little museum with a permanent display of historical artifacts from around the peninsula as well as monthly specials like the Lego Display, the Superheroes, the weaving, the Antiqu...  more »
  • February 25, 2017
    Very typical small town museum, cover the local history with nice displays to accompany it. Entrance is by donation and volunteer run so a good cause to support. Currently the have a great Lego exhibi...  more »
  • October 30, 2016
    We went for the lego exhibit but it was the wrong time of the year. Instead they had a crochet or knitting exhibit - very clever but not really our cup of tea. The history side of things was interesti...  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    A wonderful local museum! Well executed space, lots to see and explore for a small-town place! The volunteers are all super friendly and love to chat or give you more history on the displays. Entry is by donation, suggested is a $5 minimum. Stroller/wheelchair accessibility is available at their side/back entrance - just ask! A nice little gem to stop in and check out when you're strolling the Sidney strip. :)
  • March 5, 2017
    Took my daughter to the Lego exhibit, and for such a small museum, they did a great job of packing in the models. We will definitely be back to see other exhibits. The museum is run by donation. Suggested donation is $5 per person which is very reasonable. Bring some change for the kids. As you often find in donation driven venues like this, they have a coin drop game. My daughter loved the Lego as well as the more traditional museum exhibits, model train, miniature mill, etc.
  • May 2, 2017
    A nice little spot you can learn about the history of Saanich and Sidney. It will take between 1 and 2 hours. Attmitance by donation.
  • April 4, 2017
    I was surprised with the interesting Lego displays. Enjoyed them along with the history of the Sidney area. Worth stopping in.
  • July 1, 2017
    One of Sidney's hidden gems. Well worth the visit.

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