|The Nanaimo Museum offers a selction of guided tours throughout the year. We are pleased to bring you a variety of programming that changes annually. If the tour you were looking for is not offered as a public program this year, we also book private tours where you can choose from a wider range of programming.
Summer 2015 Guided Tours & Programming
Thursdays & Saturdays in July & August, Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
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 admission is by donation.
Wellington Cemetery Tours
July 16th & August 20th, Time: 10:00am - 10:45am
The Wellington Cemetery is one of the city’s best kept secrets. The history of the Wellington area and stories of families who lived and were buried there over 100 years ago are featured in the tour. Tour cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. Please call 250-753-1821 or email email@example.com.
The Nanaimo Museum offers private guided tours of the gallery, Bastion, and Miner's Cottage. Outdoor walking tours are available for topics such as 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 for pricing and availability.
Museum Gallery Tours
Miner's Cottage Tours
Also check out the Coming Events page for exhibit openings, speaker presentations on a wide variety of topics and workshops.
Looking for something fun for the kids?
Check out our Family Activities listings HERE
Upcoming Public Guided Tours
Wednesday, October 8, 15, 22 & 29
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The museum is hosting Lantern Tours featuring stories of a grisly axe-murder from 145 years ago, public hangings, and reputed ghost sightings. The Lantern Tour will take participants on a walk through downtown. The group will stop outside various locations including the old provincial jail and hotels. The tour meets at the Nanaimo Museum, the cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.
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.