Nanaimo Museum Gift Shop

The gift shop is located in the lobby of the Nanaimo Museum and is easily accessible from Commercial Street (in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre next to Serious Coffee).

The museum’s gift shop is a great place to shop for terrific keepsakes and unique gift items such as books on local history, jewellery, crafts, decor, carvings from local Nanaimo first nations artists, old fashioned toys and much more.

Proceeds from sales support educational programming.

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Featured Products

Francine Peters

Artist Francine Peters depicted colorful, fun portrayals of west coast life with their vivid acrylic pieces. The museum commissioned an image of the Bastion and harbour that is the perfect addition to a gift or souvenir from Nanaimo. This striking image adorns playing cards, tote bags, wine stoppers, note books, aprons, tea towels, mugs and many other popular items. The museum is grateful to Peters for the donation of this wonderful work.

Kari Lehr

Kari is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, she spent 20 years illustrating for various agencies, studios and corporations around North America. Today she pursues her own vision, working primarily in acrylic, often incorporating mixed media. Kari's prints and cards are very popular with visitors of the museum.

First Nations

The gift shop carries a wide selection of Coastal First Nations designed merchandise, jewellery and art. With everything from local First Nations carvings, argillite carved pendants to inspirational spirit coins. There is something for everyone on your list.

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