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The Maritime Museum of BC has moved!

We are now open at 744 Douglas Street (next to the Victoria Conference Centre).

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

OUR 634 HUMBOLDT Street LOCATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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Information on our new COVID procedures below

The Maritime Museum of BC is on the territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples who have respected these lands and waters for thousands of years. It is currently located downtown at 744 Humboldt Street close to Victoria’s downtown Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel. Here, you will find exhibits, a nautical-themed gift shop, and research space.

Address

744 Douglas St., Victoria BC, V8W 3M6 

PARKING

There is street parking available just outside our front doors, and across the street.

The closest city parkade is under the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Broughton Street.

Hours

The Maritime Museum of BC is now open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Rates

Adult – $10.00

Senior/Student – $8.00

Youth (12-17) – $5.00

Child (under 12) – Free

Front entrance of Maritime Museum of BC
Interior entrance of Maritime Museum of BC
Gallery wall at the Maritime Museum of BC

Discounts

The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to provide the following discounts on our admissions to the following groups:

 

Group Discount Off Admission How to Access
Indigenous Peoples 100% Self identify, no cards necessary
New Canadian Citizens 100% Canoo Membership
Greater Victoria cultural volunteers 100% Volunteer Access Pass – available each spring through your volunteer organization
Canadian Museum Association Members 100% Show your individual or organization CMA card
Maritime Museum of BC members 100% Simply provide your name as it is associated with your membership or provide your membership card
Vancouver Maritime Museum members 100% Show your VMM member card
Canadian Military Members 10% Provide proof of your service
Royal BC Museum members 20% Show your RBCM member card
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea 20% Show your Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea membership card

COVID-19 Procedures

The Maritime Museum of BC now allows visitors to book an appointment to see the exhibits online. Appointments are not necessary, and walk-ins are still welcome. 

To keep everyone safe, all visitors are requested to follow these protocols, which are in line with Work Safe BC and government regulations:

  • No more than 12 visitors, or two separate household groups, are permitted in the space at the same time.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering this space. Another Hand Sanitizer Station is available halfway through the exhibit space.
  • If you are not able to use hand sanitizer, we have gloves available.
  • All visitors must be wearing a face mask. Please bring a face mask with you.
  • We ask that visitors follow the arrows on the floor and practice safe social distancing by staying 6’ or more apart from those who are not from the same household.
  • We request everyone to keep their visits to a one-hour period.
  • If you feel ill or have been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you visit us another time.

As this is an indoor public recreational space, as of September 13, 2021 the provincial government has mandated that the Maritime Museum of BC will require proof of vaccination.

  • By September 13, you must be partially vaccinated with 1 dose.
  • By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated, 7 days after your second dose.
  • We ask those unable to provide this information to visit us in 2022.

We have installed a new plexiglass barrier at the front desk. Our Gift Shop is also open to the public in-person and online for anyone who would like to browse.

The Maritime Museum of BC tells the story of the province’s rich maritime heritage and culture. Our collection highlights BC’s dynamic history seen through the lens of humankind’s relationship with the sea, from the Indigenous Peoples of this province, to journeys of exploration and adventure, to the CPR steamships that plied these waters, and everything in between.

Our exhibit space is small, but we do rotate our exhibits two to three times a year. All of our exhibits feature digital interactives and hands-on activities. There are also interpretive staff ready to show you how to tie new knots, how different kinds of anchors work, and to answer any questions you might have.

We are pet friendly! Your furry friends are welcome to take in our exhibits as well, and can join you on our walking tours that go around the Inner Harbour.