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
28/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

OnBeat - Sounds of Celebration Culture Days

On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, join the Nanaimo Museum's OnBeat Sounds of Celebration Culture Days, from 10am to 4pm! Coinciding with the arrival of the Kids Celebrate! feature exhibit, kids and adults alike can fill the museum...
Event Details
29/09/2018 - 10/11/2018
12:00 am

Kids Celebrate! Saturdays

The Nanaimo Museum is proud to present Kids Celebrate! Saturdays, a series of public events targeted to children aged 5-12 and their families. The themes and activities link with our feature exhibit, Kids Celebrate!, a children's exhibit on loan from the Canadian...
Event Details
16/10/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brother XII Followers Presentation - Tuesday, October 16th

Who were Brother XII’s followers? From shocking stories like the family that belonged to another cult to the surprising people who left well-respected careers in Canada and England to live at Cedar by the Sea. A number of wealthy Americans...
Event Details
18/10/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lantern Tours - Thursday, October 18th

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. Join...
Event Details
19/10/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lantern Tours - Friday, October 19th

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. Join...
Event Details
20/10/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lantern Tour - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Members Only

Welcome to the booking page for the Members Only Lantern Tour, October 20th. Tickets purchased through this page are available to members only between September 15th to October 1st at 4pm. If you are not a member and would like...
Event Details
25/10/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brother XII Followers Presentation - Thursday, October 25th

Who were Brother XII’s followers? From shocking stories like the family that belonged to another cult to the surprising people who left well-respected careers in Canada and England to live at Cedar by the Sea. A number of wealthy Americans...
Event Details
25/10/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lantern Tours - Thursday, October 25th

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. Join...
Event Details
26/10/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lantern Tours - Friday, October 26th

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. Join...
Event Details
27/10/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Haunted Coal Mine - Museum of the Upside Down

Welcome, tricksters and treaters! Our coal mine has been turned into the Upside Down, inspired by the Netflix show, Stranger Things, and it's your task to explore it, without getting too scared! You'll encounter cobwebs and tree roots, slime and...
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