In addition to the Museumís Permanent Exhibits, we host three to four special exhibitions the year in our Feature Exhibit Gallery. Highlighting an array of travelling exhibits and local displays, the Feature Exhibit Gallery has showcased everything from fashion to sports. Local & Canadian history, numerous private collections and unique artistic collaborations have all been part of what we strive to bring to our community. Designed to inspire and invoke wonder, these dynamic exhibits are visual (and often interactive) delights for visitors.
To view past Feature Exhibits presented by the Nanaimo Museum Click HERE. Also be sure not to miss the Sports Hall of Fame or Community Hallway Display on your next Museum visit.
Navigating Nanaimo: Maps & Charts of the Harbour City January 22nd to March 22nd
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From an early Spanish chart to contemporary maps, recording Nanaimo on paper is the theme of the Nanaimo Museumís next feature exhibition. Nanaimoís most detailed maps show places none of us have seen: the vast tunnel network under the city, all drawn to scale. The exhibitionís centrepiece is a seven meter long map that documents all the works from the Southfield Mine (the Cedar landfill) north to Brechin Point and east beyond Protection Island.
In addition to Nanaimo maps, the exhibition will examine the E&N Railway land grant, which attracted many settlers and development. A display of equipment from the 1880s to the 1920s will complement the exhibition of maps and charts.
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Upcoming Exhibits 2014:
Discovering Departure Bay April 1 to May 24
Canada Day 1 - a travelling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 1 June 1 to September 1
Ring of Fire: Canadians in the Pacific in WW2 - a travelling exhibit from the Military Museums in Calgary September to December