Summer Guided Tours
Thursdays and Saturdays in July & August at 12:00 (Excluding July 26) (after the cannon firing)
Watch the firing of the noon cannon and go on a guided tour of the Bastion. Find out why the Bastion was built, the story behind the nearly 200 year old cannons and even ghostly experiences. This tour is family friendly and takes 20 minutes. Admission by donation.
Pioneer Cemetery Tours
Second and fourth Thursdays in July & August at 1:30 pm
Discover the stories buried in BC's third oldest cemetery. Nanaimo's original cemetery dates back to the 1850s and is now a public park. Stories of families, sailors and a casualty of the Crimean War in Russia paint a picture of life in Nanaimo over 160 years ago. The cost is $10 per person, pre-registration required. The tour is 45 minutes long.
Fall Guided Tours
Dates to be annouced
The Nanaimo Museum is hosting a new Lantern Tour this October featuring stories of a grisly axe-murder from 145 years ago, public hangings, and reputed ghost sightings. Pre-registration is required. The Lantern Tour will take participants on a walk through downtown. The tour highlights the history of the locations and archival photos will show buildings that no longer exist. Some of the stories, like Brother XII, are well-known locally but the stories of Peter Kakua and the Flying Dutchmen are not.
The Nanaimo Museum offers guided tours of the gallery, Bastion, and Miner's Cottage. Outdoor walking tours are available for topics such as historical pubs, cemetery and downtown heritage. All tours must be booked in advance. For more details please click on the tours below or contact Jamie Franzmann, Programming Coordinator, at (250)-753-1821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum Gallery Tours
Miner's Cottage Tours
Also check out the Coming Events page for exhibit openings and workshops.
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