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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!

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. 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. 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 process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

$19.99 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!

Beachy Terrarium Workshop

Bring the tranquility of the beach back home by creating your own beachy terrarium at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! Our workshop leader will teach you the knotting techniques of macrame, before guiding you through the process of filling your glass terrarium with locally sourced materials, all the while connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.

$34.99 per person

This workshop will be offered this fall. Due to the popularity of our workshops, 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.

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).

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

Knotical Love Workshop
Looking for something special for that special someone? Join us at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia for our Knotical Love Workshop! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of creating a “love knot” macrame necklace or bracelet, while sharing stories of our coastal maritime traditions and legends of love. Once finished, we’ll complete the gift by creating a custom card out of re-purposed nautical charts, using iris folding techniques!

$19.99 per person

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

“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.

$19.99 Per Person

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

Nautical Book Sculpting Workshop

Book lovers are invited to join us at the Maritime Museum of BC, to breathe new life into vintage nautical books by transforming them into works of art! Our workshop leader will teach you the technique of book sculpting, by folding the pages into unique nautical scenes, all the while sharing local stories and folklore surrounding the sea.

$19.99 per person

This workshop will be offered this fall. Due to the popularity of our workshops, 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.

 

Nautical Chart Art Workshop

Repurpose outdated, local, nautical charts into works of art at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of creating 3-D nautical chart art, using origami techniques, and framing your piece in a beautiful shadow box for you to easily hang at home. Choose from one of many local charts, now outdated, but which were once used by sailors around the British Columbian coast. During the workshop, listen to tales of the early explorers on the Pacific Northwest Coast and how their cartography work impacted the development of the province.

$34.99 per person

This workshop will be offered once this fall. Due to the popularity of our workshops, 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.

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.

$19.99 per person

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

Sea Glass Ornaments Workshop

Decorate for the holidays with sea glass and learn more about local beaches at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s Sea Glass Ornaments Workshop! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of various wire-wrapping techniques to make beautiful sea glass ornaments, while sharing stories of some of British Columbia’s local beaches and the legends of “mermaid tears”. All supplies are provided.

$19.99 per person

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

Nautical Holiday Wreath Workshop
Get ready for the holidays, while learning a thing or two about knots, at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s Nautical Wreath Workshop! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of transitioning a single piece of rope into a beautiful holiday wreath. All supplies are provided.

$39.99 per person

This workshop is only offered during the holiday season. Due to the popularity of our workshops, 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 

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