"I also had a handful of comments on the Nanaimo Museum and what a stunning venue it was for this conference. Apparently, the conference had an icebreaker a few years ago at an aquarium, which was widely viewed as the best experience ever… until ours. We are now at the top of the list!”
Pamela Shaw, Ph.D MCIP, UC Professor - Geography Department, Vancouver Island University
"We got a great response from our guests about the venue. You all were very helpful and accommodating, so thanks very much."
Shelby J. O'Brien, Barrister & Solicitor, Ramsay Lampman Rhodes
"The Program Room was the perfect space and it contributed to the success of our meeting."
Tim Welsh, Program Director, Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC
Need a room, large or small, for a reception, meeting, or workshop? Consider the Nanaimo Museum for a unique experience.
See some of the different room layouts in our Venue Rentals Gallery.
Capacity and Rates (PDF, 78 KB)
A unique multi-functional space with the opportunity to add private gallery access as part of your event.
A variety of layout options are available by request for events such as a speaker presentation with state of the art equipment or as a sit down function space for 100 people.
By expanding the space into the gallery, you can host non-seated receptions for 25-300 people. Great for receptions, small weddings, private dinners, social gatherings. 2,400 sq. ft. The museum gift shop can also be opened by special request.
The program room provides space for 32-40 people in a classroom formation or 45-60 people in a lecture seating arrangement.
Ideal for meetings, workshops, slide shows, lectures, and luncheons. Bar fridge and microwave included. Nearly 600 sq. ft. Wheelchair accessible.
The gallery provides space for 25-300 people. We have held video presentations, birthday celebrations, receptions, wedding ceremonies, christmas dinners, and lectures amongst the museum's permanent and feature exhibits.