Maritime Museum of BC Events and Things to do in Victoria BC
Did you know – membership at the Maritime is less than the cost of two admissions! Visit all year long and be a part of our great speakers series, exhibit previews and more!
Check out our new What’s Happening for Kids page for events and programs specifically for young scallywags!
The Maritime Museum is a proud donor to The Victoria Foundation’s Smart and Caring Community Endowment. The endowment is one way for community charities to increase their reach and make Canada a more caring nation.
PERSEVERANCE: Some Reflections on 50 Years of the Canadian Sea King
May 8 | 12pm
A public lecture on the remarkable record of the Canadian Sea King helicopter will be presented at the Maritime
Museum of BC by Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr at 12pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in the courtroom. Admission is by donation.
Colonel (Ret’d) John Orr has just completed writing the history of the ‘first’ 50 years of the Canadian Sea King, drawing on official documents and published material as well as more than 70 oral history interviews with those who have supported, maintained and flown this capable helicopter. Come and salute the achievements of an amazing aircraft and the personnel who supported, maintained and flew her.
Salty Sundays: Mother’s Day – Sailor’s Valentines!
May 12 | Drop-in from 1-3pm
Show mom how much you love her with your self-made sailor’s valentine. Decorate your valentine with shells just like sailor’s did in the 19th century before they gave it to someone they loved.
Join us every second Sunday of the month for Salty Sundays at the Museum! Enjoy crafts, activities, programming, and tours with a new theme each month. Begins at 1:00pm, drop-ins welcome. Salty Sunday programming is included with admission and up to two kids are free with every paying adult.
This is Twisted Theatre returns for the conclusion of this radio play series. Join us as the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy wraps up at the Maritime Museum of BC. Tickets are available by phone at 250-385-4222 or at the door for $20.
Based off the radio play versions of Douglas Adams’ work aired during the mid-80s, This is Twisted Theatre will wrap up the series with delicious mix of comedy and sound effects which bring the story to life. This is Twisted Theatre also ensures the audience is not lost with a re-cap of previous episodes. Prepare to laugh and to be entertained with this last installment of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
On May 24th and 25th join Derek Wall, Steve Barker, Justin Carter, Rich Gauthier, Graham Croft, Rod Peter Jr, for another night of comedy and Sci-fi greatness inside the Maritime Museum of B.C.
In Amundsen’s Footsteps
May 29 | 7pm
A relative of Roald Amundsen, Jay Ruzesky will present a lecture illustrated with photos from his pilgrimage to Antarctica on the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s South Pole expedition. He will also read from his new book: In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage.
Jay Ruzesky’s fiction, poetry, and non-fiction has been published in Canada and internationally and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. His previous books include Blue Himalayan Poppies, Painting the Yellow House Blue, and Am I Glad To See You. His first novel, The Wolsenburg Clock, was shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and a ReLit Award. He has been on the editorial board of The Malahat Review for over twenty years and is co-founder of Outlaw Editions. He teaches English, Film Studies, and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University and lives on Vancouver Island.
Doors open at 6:30 and entrance is $6, and children under 12 and members are free.
Did You Know? The first court house/police barracks/jail was a log structure located where the Maritime Museum is now.