Museum Hours & Admission


Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

10:00am – 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday,

Closed Sundays and Holidays*


Summer Hours

10:00am – 5:00pm

7 days a week,

May 21 to September 3, 2017


The museum will be closed on Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

The museum will be open on 10:00am – 4:00pm on Easter Monday, Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day.

Hours are occasionally subject to change on short notice – please check hours on top right of home page for the most current information.

The museum is wheelchair accessible.



Adult $2.00
Student/Senior $1.75
Children (5-12) $0.75
Children (under 5) FREE

*Please note, we do not accept debit or credit transactions under $5*


Admission by donation to a local charity.


Bastion Hours & Admission

Bastion Hours

10:00am – 3:00pm

Museum Day to Labour Day (Friday, May 18 – Saturday, September 1)

Tours are available off-season by appointment, please phone 250.753.1821 to make arrangements.

Hours subject to change without notice.

Unfortunately the Bastion is not wheelchair accessible.
Admission Rates

Admission is by donation

Get Involved With Nanaimo Museum

Are you a management professional?

The museum is searching for an experienced professional to fill the position of General Manager. This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position beginning June-July 2018. Please read the information linked below (PDF 216KB) for more details and how to apply!

Or a Student?

Applications are now being accept for summer positions here at the Nanaimo Museum!