Rent the Museum

The Maritime Museum of BC offers our space for facility rentals. Our space is best fit for standing, reception-style events and we also have breakaway office space for meetings/workshops. Unfortunately, we do not have space for sit-down meals.

All rental inquiries are to be discussed with Museum staff prior to booking. An in-person tour of our space with Museum staff is highly recommended. After the tour, and after we have discussed your event needs with you, we will produce a complimentary custom quote. The information below provides a starting point for discussions.


Spaces Capacity Cost
Main Museum Area during regular operating hours 100 people $175 per hour
Main Museum Area during closed hours 100 people $125 per hour
Addition of Nootka Court breezeway space 200 people $50 extra per hour

At least an hour before and an hour after each event will need to be booked in addition to the official event times to accommodate set-up and take down. An additional security fee may be required depending on the type and size of the event.

We have a minimum $500 charge and offer discounts to our Corporate Members.  Want more information about our corporate memberships?

Food and Drink

Organizations are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

The Museum does not cater, but we can provide recommendation for local caterers. It is the responsibility of the renting organization to supply their own food. The Museum does have a small kitchen that is included in the rentals. Please discuss your food plans with Museum staff.

The Museum does offer full bar service for an extra fee. Organizations are also welcome to stock and staff their own bar, if they chose. Please also discuss your drink needs with Museum staff.

Museum equipment available (included in the rental fees):

  • Folding chairs (40)
  • 8’ tables (3)
  • 6’ tables (5)
  • 4’ table (1)
  • Coat rack
  • Table cloths
  • Projector, white screen, laptop
  • Mic and speaker
  • Coffee services items (urns, sugar bowls, cream container, etc.)
  • Coffee cups and saucers
  • Wine, beer, and water glasses
  • Water Pitchers


For further information, please contact:

Kirsten Mathison
Marketing & Events Coordinator, Maritime Museum of BC
250-385-4222 ext. 105

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