Ships WheelThe Maritime Museum of British Columbia is the place for those enjoying all types of nautical fun. This museum is a great place for kids and adults with all types of attractions including shipwrecks, pirates, heritage vessels and more. Many features exhibits are shown here including the singular sailboats, Dorothy, Tilikum and Trekka.

This museum is found in the downtown area of Victoria at 28 Bastion Square. It provides both permanent and featured exhibits including:

  • Convoy PQ-17: The Art of History
  • Guardians of the Coast
  • Engine Room
  • First Floor Gallery
  • Modelmania
  • Canadian Pacific Steamship Gallery
  • BC Ferries Gallery
  • Royal Navy Gallery
  • Royal Canadian Navy Gallery
  • Vice-Admiralty Courtroom
  • And More!

You can tour the museum as a family, as a class or as any other group. They also provide programs for all ages, as well.  Along with all of the above exhibits, there are many coming in 2014, including:

  • Treasures from Within - January 1st, 2014
  • Children's activity deck - Spring 2014
  • The War of 1812 Video Installation - March 2014
  • Canada's Titanic - The Empress of Ireland - April to September 2014
  • Tsunami Backpack Exhibit - June to August 2014
  • And More!

Tips for Your Museum Visit

Whenever visiting the museum, allow extra time so that you can see everything you want to see. The museum covers three floors and there’s a lot to see. If you plant to bring in a group, setting up a group tour is the best way to do it.

You will also want to bring your camera as they do allow pictures. If you need help getting in between floors contact the museum ahead of time.

Admission and Hours

Adults get into the museum for $12 each and student get in for $10. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult and a family pass is $30.

The museum is open every day of the week from 10am to 5pm.

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