Nanaimo Museum Guided Tours

Guided tours are offered throughout the year.

Gain a different perspective on Nanaimo’s history!  Participate in a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides.  Many tours are offered to the public seasonally.  Private group tours are also available upon request. See below for more details.

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Self-Guided Visits

Self-Guided Visits

01/01/2021 - 03/05/2021
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Private Tours

Book private tours of the museum gallery, heritage buildings or walking tours.

Available Year Round

Gallery Tour

Get the inside perspective on our exhibits with a guided Gallery tour. The tour takes 45 minutes.  The cost is $6.50/person.  Minimum group size is 10 people and the maximum is 25 people.

Available Seasonally

Bastion Tour

See the inside of Nanaimo’s most recognizable landmark! The tour takes 30 minutes. The cost is $10/person. Minimum group size is 10 people and the maximum is 20 people.

Cottage & Locomotive Tour
The 1890s miner’s cottage and steam locomotive are some of Nanaimo’s hidden gems. The tour takes 45 minutes (includes walking time to and from the cottage, cottage and locomotive). The cost is $10/person.  Minimum group size is 10 people and the maximum is 15 people.

All tours must be booked in advance. For more details, please contact Stephanie Kveton at (250) 753-1821 or program@nanaimomuseum.ca

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Also check out the Coming Events page for exhibit openings, speaker presentations on a wide variety of topics and workshops.