Understanding the history of the city and of other cultures can be a fascinating way to spend your weekends. Many museums are found throughout Victoria, BC and some are very unique. Getting the most out of your museum experience is easy in Victoria. Here are some of the best choices within the city.
British Columbia Aviation Museum - 1910 Norseman Road, Sidney, BC
A trip to the British Columbia Aviation Museum provides an excellent way to get a look into the history of aviation. Whether you enjoy vintage aircrafts or you prefer the pictures and memorabilia, you will find it here. This museum includes the Gibson Twin from 1911 and the Eastman Flying Boat from 1929.
Miniature World - 649 Humboldt Street
A very unique place to enjoy during a rainy day or just for a little interesting fun, the Miniature World provides something you can't find anywhere else. The collection here includes the Great Canadian Railway, the Canadian frontier, the Olde London Towne of 1670, European Castles and so much more.
Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse - 110 Island Highway
If you enjoy the history of early farming communities, this is a great place for you. The Georgian manor house found here was built in 1856 and many ancient artifacts are found on premise.
Other good choices for your museum tour include:
- Victoria Police Museum - 850 Caledonia Avenue
- Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery - University of Victoria Centre Lobby
- Maritime Museum of British Columbia - 28 Bastion Square
- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - 1040 Moss Street
- Heritage Acres - 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton, BC
- Centre of the Universe - 5071 West Saanich Road
All of these museums provide a different look on the history of Victoria. Make sure to check for free admission days and special events happening throughout the year.