Nanaimo Museum Community Gallery

Our Community Gallery can be found adjacent to the Sports Hall of Fame, beside the gift shop.

Featuring smaller collections and community exhibitions of art, photography and literary works, this exhibition space complements the superb Permanent Exhibits and Feature Exhibits found within the museum gallery.

Community Galleries

Halls of History

October-November
Our newest community gallery photo exhibit explores the halls and community centres of Nanaimo’s past. This “Then & Now” style exhibit presents archival photos from our collection beside contemporary... Learn More

Past Exhibit: Commemorating First World War Internment in Nanaimo

Sep 3 - Oct 1
Artwork by School District 68 students   Commemorating First World War Internment in Nanaimo features designs by local grade 5-10 students to honour the memory of those interned in... Learn More

Past Exhibit: When Charles Speaks

January 11 - February 28
“When Charles Speaks” showcases the pen and watercolour paintings of local artist Shawnda Wilson. The work is focused on the jacana – a tropical wading bird known for its... Learn More

Past Exhibit: The Word on the Street: Roads that Built Nanaimo

April 13- June 25
Our spring community gallery exhibit presents the history of Nanaimo through the stories behind the city’s intriguing street names. Prepared by Vancouver Island University history students, the gallery reveals... Learn More