Workshops

We offer fun and creative workshops for a variety of ages. Our workshops are designed for people of all skill levels and include the cost of supplies. Join our workshops today!

For our schedule of our workshops, fees, and to reserve a spot, please see our events calendar.

Did you know that you can book our workshops outside of those already scheduled? That’s right! We offer these workshops for group bookings on a per-request basis. Book a workshop for you and a group of friends, enjoy a fun team-building experience with your office colleagues, or book an age-appropriate workshop for your child’s next birthday party. The possibilities are endless!

For more information on our bookings, please email us at programs@mmbc.bc.ca, or call us at 250-385-4222 ext. 105.

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

Spruce up your wardrobe this by accessorizing with sea glass! Learn a new skill and create your own sea glass necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

Beachcombers Wind Chime Workshop

Create your own beachy, one-of-a-kind “beachcombers” wind chime at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

“Knotty” Coffee Table Décor Workshop

Brush up on your knot-tying skills at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s “Knotty” Coffee Table Decor workshop! Whether you are an amateur knot-enthusiast or an experienced mariner, our workshop leaders will guide you through the process of creating your own “knotty” coasters, napkin rings, and wine charm. Our interpretative guide will also share stories of the classic boats that have called the coast of BC home.

Kids Driftwood Boat Workshop

Ahoy, sailors! Join us at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia for our Kids Driftwood Boats workshop! This workshop, recommended for ages 5 – 10, is led by one of our interpretative guides, who will help each child participant through the process of creating their very own driftwood boat toy. During the workshop, participants learn about where driftwood comes from and the importance of driftwood for sea creatures and other animals that call British Columbia’s shores home. Children must be accompanied by an adult (no extra charge).

Sea Lantern Workshop

Get crafty at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s Sea Lantern workshop! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of transforming a simple mason jar into your own nautical-themed “sea lantern”. We’ll also share stories of some of British Columbia’s lighthouses that dot our coastal shoreline.

Shipwreck Survival Group Activity

Looking for a fun group/team building activity? We have one just for your group! Our shipwreck survival program enables groups to learn about life at sea during the 18th and 19th centuries, the Graveyard of the Pacific and the West Coast Trail. Participants will have the chance to imagine what it would have been like to be shipwreck survivors. Using critical thinking skills, teams will work together to “save” themselves using various artifacts. This program is perfect for corporate groups and other adult groups. It is only currently being offered on a per-request basis. Contact us today for more information!