Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria

Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria (must see)

The Maritime Museum of BC (MMBC) engages people with the maritime culture and history of the Pacific Northwest through rotating exhibits, educational and community-based programs, research services, and more.

Its rich collection of some 35,000 artefacts includes 800 models of ships and items related to the maritime heritage of BC. There is a reference library of 6,000 volumes including a collection of 200 titles of historical significance, an archival collection of records of local ship-owning and shipbuilding firms, logbooks, naval records, ships' plans of 1800 vessels, maps and charts, an art collection, and approximately 36,000 photographs. The collection also includes three historic small vessels: ''Tilikum'' (boat), the 38-foot (11.6m) modified aboriginal cedar canoe sailed westabout from Vancouver Island starting in 1901 to London, UK; Trekka, a 20.5-foot (6.2m) sailboat sailed around the world by her Victoria builder starting in 1954 – at the time the smallest yacht to have circumnavigated the globe; and Dorothy, a locally built 1897 fantail cutter currently under restoration.

Why You Should Visit:
Small museum that doesn't feel overwhelming; instead, much of its story-telling is through videos and interactive components.

Visit the media room and if you have the time for the "Around the Horn" narrated documentary it is well worth the price of admission.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Maritime Museum of British Columbia on Map

Sight Name: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Sight Location: Victoria, Canada (See walking tours in Victoria)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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