Experience British Columbia's maritime heritage and discover the inspirational stories that create BC's amazing culture.


Learn more about our mobile kids programming.

Discover how you can bring the Maritime Museum to you! Programs available for groups of varying ages. Birthday parties too!

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Engage & Learn

Find out more about our adult and seniors programs.

Catch Maritime Memories, a program designed specifically for seniors or book a lecturer for your next gathering.

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Support the Museum

Become a member, donate or volunteer at the Museum.

Your support as a member, donor or volunteer is vital to the Maritime! Your involvement ensures that your museum continues to be one of BC’s greatest treasures for generations to come.

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Get involved

Have an idea for an exhibit?

Download our exhibit proposal and share your idea with us as we develop our new Museum.

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Latest News & Events

28 Jul 2015

MMBC Receives MAP Grant

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia has received funding to assist with collections storage solutions through the Museums Assistance Program’s (MAP) Collections Management component. The MAP is a federal program that helps museums like the MMBC serve their communities better.

Thanks to the Province of British Columbia, the Museum has secured a temperature- and humidity-controlled collections storage facility on Seymour Pl. in Victoria. With the funding from our successful MAP grant, we are now able to purchase and install necessary storage and shelving equipment in this space. This new shelving will allow us to meet professional standards and create a more efficient system through which we can manage and ensure the integrity of our collection.

The Maritime Museum is a longstanding cultural institution that cares for a unique collection of artefacts, three historic vessels, and library and archival records relating to BC’s rich maritime heritage. Each year, hundreds of researchers and members of the public from across Canada and beyond access our collection through our research request program, as well as through the loan of artifacts for exhibits at other cultural institutions around North America.

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07 Apr 2015

2015 Massive Marine Garage Sale is Coming Up!

The 12th Annual Massive Marine Garage Sale was a tremendous success! Updates to follow on the 2016 sale.

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Beaver Medal
07 Apr 2015

2015 Beaver Medal Nominations Have Closed

Nominations for the 2015 Beaver Medal have now closed. Follow this page for the announcement of the winner.

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Making Memories
25 Nov 2014

Seniors Program: Maritime Memories

A new program designed just for seniors, Maritime Memories is designed to spark memories and lively discussion while allowing personal access to items from the Museum’s collection.

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Let's Talk Science leads a fun craft!
25 Nov 2014

Kids Outreach Programs

Let the Maritime Museum of BC come to you with one of six different kids outreach programs for only $5 per child. Call Kate at 250-385-4222 or visit our kids outreach page to learn more.

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2014 Mar 28 Kate Humble
25 Nov 2014

Looking for a lecturer?

We can help! The Maritime Museum has lecturers available who can speak on a range of topics.

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