Events & Presentations

Here at the Nanaimo Museum, one of our specialties is events. What really makes Nanaimo Museum events so distinctive is our focus on the heritage and cultural aspects of our community. From exhibit openings and formal banquets to historical tours and multicultural celebrations, we strive to offer the best educational and entertaining programs, activities, and events.

One of the main benefits of our 16,000 sq.ft. facility is that we have more space and resources, and therefore more options in the kind of events we can host. From a handful to hundreds of people, we can now accommodate a much wider range of events from small birthday parties in the programming area to major gatherings in the gallery.

Check out the events we have happening this season below, or follow the links for details on our guided and family programming as well as our home-school, school and ESL offerings.

Want to host an event here?

Although the Nanaimo Museum organizes many of its own unique events, such as the opening receptions of major traveling exhibits, our Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and special cannon firing ceremonies at the Bastion, it is also here for other community groups and organizations to utilize.

Whether it’s for a conference delegate event, a news conference, a scholarly seminar, a corporate meeting, a wedding reception, or another special social gathering, the museum has facilities and services available for hire.

Date/Time Event
19/05/2017 - 04/09/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bastion Opens for Summer Season

Historic Bastion Opens for the Summer Season Nanaimo's most recognizable landmark is open for the summer season from May long weekend through Labour Day weekend.  Tourism Nanaimo hosts a visitor info kiosk on the 1st floor and all three floors...
Event Details
23/08/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Only in Nanaimo: Drop-in Summer Program

Drop-in Summer Kids Programming at the Nanaimo Museum!
Event Details
25/08/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Canada 150: Drop-in Summer Program

Drop-in Summer Kids Programming at the Nanaimo Museum!
Event Details
30/08/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Only in Nanaimo: Drop-in Summer Program

Drop-in Summer Kids Programming at the Nanaimo Museum!
Event Details
30/09/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Culture Days Activities

Join us as we celebrate culture days in Nanaimo with kid and family friendly self led activities.
Event Details
12/10/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Coal Miners Child - Homeschool

Experience what life was like for children in coal mining families 100 years ago.
Event Details
12/10/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Black Diamonds - Homeschool

Step back in time to learn about what life was like for coal miners in the late 1800's in Nanaimo.
Event Details
01/12/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Yesteryear Christmas - Homeschool

Join us on a journey back through time and experience Christmas a hundred years ago.
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