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To register please contact the Nanaimo Museum's Program Co-ordinator by phone (250.753.1821) or email (program@nanaimomuseum.ca).

Joe Good explains some Coast Salish carving techniques to Euan Wilson at the Nanaimo Museum
Fall Guided Tours

Expedition Arctic Guided Tours
September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24 1pm

30 minute guided tours of Expedition: Arctic for adults and seniors take place at 1pm on Thursdays September 12 & 26 and October 10 & 24. The tours highlight stories of people on the expedition and their discoveries of natural history and Copper Inuit culture. Pre-registration is required and cost is included in regular museum admission.

Lantern Tours
October 18, 23, 25, & 30 6:30pm-8:00pm

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.

Fall/Winter/Spring Programming

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 Aimee Greenaway, Program Coordinator, at (250)-753-1821 or email program@nanaimomuseum.ca.

Museum Gallery Tours
Miner's Cottage Tours
Bastion Tours
Cemetery Tours

All School Programs are also available to the public with advanced notice.

Also check out the Coming Events page for exhibit openings and workshops.

Looking for something fun for the kids?
Check out our Family Activities listings HERE

If you have an idea for a workshop or program that you would like to see the museum host, please contact Aimee Greenaway, the Nanaimo Museum's Program Coordinator, at program@nanaimomuseum.ca.

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