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744 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 3M6

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The Maritime Museum of BC acknowledges the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Le-KWUNG-en) speaking peoples, represented by the Songhees and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ (wh – say – nech) Nations on whose traditional territories the Museum buildings and collections rest. While we reside on Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territory, we acknowledge that the Maritime Museum of BC’s area of focus covers all areas of British Columbia, which includes many Nations and their maritime histories and active cultures that have existed since time immemorial. The Maritime Museum of BC is committed to working with Indigenous peoples to educate ourselves and the public so we can collectively share these experiences and move forward together harmoniously, respectfully, and collaboratively.

It is currently located downtown at 744 Douglas 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.

Parking

The closest city parkade is under the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Broughton Street. There is also street parking nearby. More parking spaces are indicated on the City of Victoria website.

Streetview of the Maritime Museum of BC
Anya at the front desk

Hours & Admission

Open Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

  • Adult

    $10
  • Senior/Student

    $8
  • Youth

    $5
  • Children (under 12)* –

    Free**

*Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (aged 18+) for all visits, programs, and workshops. 

**Up to four children are free per adult admission or membership; $3.00 charge applies for each additional child.


Self-Guided Groups

  • Children/Youth (under 17)

    $3
  • Adults/Seniors

    $7.50
  • Leisure Assistance Pass Holders

    80% off
  • Designated Aide

    Free

Discounts

  • Indigenous Peoples

    Requirements: self identify, no cards necessary

    Free
  • New Canadian Citizens

    Requirements: Canoo Membership

    Free
  • Greater Victoria cultural volunteers

    Volunteer Access Pass

    Free
  • Canadian Museum Association Members

    Show your individual or organization CMA card

    Free
  • Maritime Museum of BC Members

    Provide name or membership card 

    Free
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum Members

    Show your VMM member card

    Free
  • Canadian Military Members

    Provide proof of your service

    10% off
  • Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

    Show your SCSS membership card

    20% off

Frequently Asked Questions

Guests typically take 30-60 minutes to walk through and engage with our exhibits.

Our current space at 744 Douglas St. is a smaller temporary location, consisting of two rooms, while we search for a larger and more permanent space to house our vast collection. Despite its size, our space offers an intimate and inviting experience for you to discover the joy of BC’s maritime heritage without feeling overwhelmed.

Our exhibit space is accessible for standard and motorized wheelchairs. We have a gender inclusive, single stall washroom available that has a baby change table. While this should be large enough for a standard wheelchair to fit in, a motorized wheelchair will not. We apologize for this inconvenience and are seeking a larger public space where we will have fully accessible washrooms.

Yes! Pets are welcome. We ask that they remain on a leash at all times.

No. You can purchase tickets in-person when you arrive at the museum.

Yes! We offer children’s activity books tailored to our current rotating exhibit. You will also find a variety of children’s books for reading, a fun colouring station, and a clean and convenient changing station in our guest washroom. We are also nursing-friendly; however, we do not currently have a designated private nursing space.

While we don’t offer food or beverages for sale, you’re more than welcome to bring along non-messy snacks.

No, but you are welcome to leave any coats or bags behind our front desk.

All admission tickets are valid for 24 hours after purchase.

Absolutely! Feel free to take photos of our space and exhibits. If you decide to share them on social media, we’d love for you to tag us!

Yes! We have a gender inclusive, single stall washroom available that has a baby change table. While this should be large enough for a standard wheelchair to fit in, a motorized wheelchair will not. We apologize for this inconvenience and are seeking a larger public space where we will have fully accessible washrooms.

All admission fees are non-refundable.

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

  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering this space.
  • All visitors are recommended to wear a face mask, but not required.
  • If you feel ill or have been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you visit us another time.