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.
TOYS November 15th to December 31st
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Our winter feature exhibit this year will be Toys Ė a variety of unique and interesting playthings from the past. The Nanaimo Museum needs your help to create this exhibit on the history of toys! The exhibit will highlight toys with a Nanaimo connection from the 1980s and older. Toys from the museumís collection and private collections in the community will be on display mid-November through the Christmas season. If you are interested in loaning an artifact to the museum for the exhibit, please send a photo of your toy to Aimee Greenaway at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to October 25. Toys must be from the 1980s or older and in good condition. For more information please call 250-753-1821. Thank you for your support!
Mapping Nanaimo January to March 2013
Discovering Departure Bay April to June
Canada Day 1 - a travelling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 1 July to September
Ring of Fire: Canadians in the Pacific in WW2 - a travelling exhibit from the Military Museums in Calgary October to December