Upcoming Feature Exhibit

Feature Exhibit Gallery

Past Exhibit: Chief Dan George: Actor & Activist

June 10-Sep 5
Friday, June 10 – Monday, September 5, 2022 Explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899-1981) —leader, writer, performer, and advocate for First Nations people.  Chief... Learn More

Past Feature Exhibit: Enemy Aliens

Feb 12 - May 21
Enemy Aliens: Internment in Canada, 1914-1920 Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Saturday, May 21, 2022 During the First World War, Canada interned 8,579 people identified as “Enemy Aliens,” mainly... Learn More

Past Exhibit: From the Vault

June - November 20, 2021
 What do a World War II era quilt, a camera collection and a pirate costume have in common?  Each has a compelling story to tell about Nanaimo’s history. From the Vault features a selection of rarely... Learn More

Past Exhibit: MMIWG Dress

Ay Lelum Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Dress On exhibit at the Nanaimo Museum from October – February, this dress was designed by Ay Lelum-The Good House... Learn More

stem ‘al’u ‘u’ ni xe’xe: What is Sacred?

Coming Spring 2023
Exhibition Coming Spring 2023! Coast Salish art is a distinct style among the art of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. stem ‘al’u ‘u’ ni xe’xe What is... Learn More