Adult Programs


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!

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Upcoming Workshops

April 16 Sea Glass Jewelry
April 23 Sea Glass Jewelry
May 14 Sea Glass Jewelry
May 21 Sea Glass Jewelry
May 28 Sea Glass Jewelry

Click on the workshop to purchase your registration.

Recommended for ages 8+. Individuals under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+). All individuals, including adults chaperoning their children under 12 are required to register as workshop participants.

We offer these workshops (see our full list of offerings, below) 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. 


For more information, or to inquire about a private booking, please email us at programs@mmbc.bc.ca, or call us at 250-385-4222 ext. 102.

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

Spruce up your wardrobe by accessorizing with sea glass – also known as “mermaid tears”! Create your own sea glass necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (Victoria, BC). Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the wire-wrapping process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

$21.99 + GST per person

Our sea glass workshop is regularly offered to the public. Due to the popularity of this program, we recommend you register in advance. Click here to reserve your spot!

For private workshops, please email programs@mmbc.bc.ca or call (250) 385-4222 ext 102.

“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 and napkin rings. Our interpretative guide will also share stories of the classic boats that have called the coast of BC home.

$21.99 + GST per person

This workshop will not be running this season. For private workshops, please email programs@mmbc.bc.ca or call (250) 385-4222 ext. 102. 

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.

$21.99+GST per person

This workshop is not currently on the schedule, but if you are interested in participating in a private workshop, please email programs@mmbc.bc.ca or call (250) 385-4222 ext. 102. 

Maritime Masterclasses

Our Maritime Masterclasses are practical classes, led by volunteer experts on a variety of maritime skills and topics. Meant for those wanting to refresh their skills or learn something new, join us to such subjects as knot tying, how to navigate in rough seas, or the intricacies of Indo-Asia-Pacific naval diplomacy.

These classes are $15.00 + GST, or free for members (100% discount code found in the members newsletter).

Upcoming Classes

April 30 Heavy Weather Power-Boat Handling

Register by clicking on the class above. Space is limited.

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Maritime Memories


$125/booking + GST (potential additional cost for travel up to a maximum of $40)


For more information on these programs or to make a booking, please contact programs@mmbc.bc.ca.

Maritime Memories caters to seniors and special interest groups through this hands-on informative program. We take this program out to communities, but we also offer it in-house. Choose a topic such as Exploration and Navigation, Immigration, or the Fur Trade that you would like to explore and discuss during your booking. We bring in artifacts that relate to the subject matter for participants to handle and learn about. We also invite participants to share their own stories to engage with and learn from one another.

Are you a part of a maritime-related interest group? Looking for a special lecture and/or artifact presentation? Look no further! We offer lectures/presentations for groups of 8 or more individuals on a per-request basis and are happy to tailor our topics to your interests.

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