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Bastion is Now Open

 The Nanaimo Museum has been fortunate enough to host a variety of unique events, receptions,as well as literary and photography launchs through out the years. With exciting new opportunities to attend guest curator lectures, and participate in unique cultural events the Nanaimo Museum offers engaging and informative events for all community members. Listed below are current and coming events happening at the museum.

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Upcoming Events

My First Museum Visit
Tuesdays, September 29, October 27, November 24                                   Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bring your preschool aged child or grandchild to visit the museum!  There are activities to keep small hands busy including Touch tours, I-Spy game and petroglyph rubbings.  This is a great way to introduce your child to the museum in a fun way.  The program is drop-in and caregivers must be present at all times.  Activities are geared towards children 3-4 years old but younger or older siblings are welcome.  Pre-registration is not required and cost is included in regular admission.

Brother XII Tour
Wednesdays, October 14, 21 & 28       Time: 6:30pm - 7:15pm

This downtown walking tour features Nanaimo’s most infamous resident.  Join the Nanaimo Museum as we separate fact from fiction about the life of Brother XII.  The tour stops at locations connected to Brother XII before and after he started a cult in Cedar-By-the-Sea in the late 1920s.  Artifacts connected with the Brother XII colony will be on exhibit in the museum.  Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 per person.


Lantern Tours
Fridays, October 16, 23, 30                  Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Back by popular demand!  Lantern tours cover the darker side of history at downtown locations including the site of the last public hanging, the scandalous story of the famous architect who designed the courthouse and a murderer who was hung on Gallows Point.  Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15 per person.


Behind the Scenes Tours
Thursdays, November 12 & 19              Time: 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Ever wondered how the museum creates an exhibit?  This tour will take you behind the scenes with museum staff members to see our exhibit preparation area.  Learn how we select topics, design exhibits and select artifacts.



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