The Maritime Museum of BC is excited to announce that it will open its new location at 744 Douglas St. to the public on September 3rd.
The new space will feature a model display that will include returning favourites from our exhibits at our previous location, as well as some new models that will come out from storage to be on display for the first time in years. There will also be rotating featured exhibits that will change out 2 to 3 times a year. The first featured exhibit will be the exhibit titled SS Valencia: “A Theatre of Horror”. This exhibit will run into the fall before a new featured exhibit is installed.
There is also a gift shop featuring maritime new and used books, as well as ocean themed gifts. There will be a new interactive exhibit space where visitors can enjoy hands on exhibits and learn directly from Museum staff and volunteers. This space provides flexible options for presentation style events. The Maritime Museum of BC’s whole exhibit space will be available for event rentals.
The Maritime Museum of BC is running a fundraising campaign called “All Hands on Deck!” to support the move and setting up the new space. The campaign has a target of $50,000 and anyone who donates $100 or more will have their name temporarily added to the walls of the exhibits. Please consider donating today to help complete this new home for the Museum!
Media Open House Event Details
We will be hosting an exclusive media open house on September 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you would like to come outside of these times, please contact Museum staff and we will try to accommodate you.
Maritime Museum of BC staff will be available for comment. Photography is welcome.
Information for the Public
Opening Date: 3 September 2021
Location: 744 Douglas Street, Victoria BC
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adult – $10.00
Senior/Student – $8.00
Youth (12-17) – $5.00
Child (under 12) – Free