Museum Hours & Admission

COVID-19 Update: The Nanaimo Museum is open with new safety precautions, and entry to the gallery is by timed admission only. Please visit our Reopening Page for up-to-date hours, entry tickets and safety information. Thank you for your understanding.

Fall/Winter/2020 Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday to Saturday,

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays*

* Closed Nov. 10 & 11, Dec. 24 – 28, Dec. 31 – Jan 4
* Closing at 3 pm on Dec. 23rd


The museum will be closed on Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and January 2nd.

The museum will be open on 10:00am – 4:00pm on Family Day, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day. Open on December 21 – 23, 29 & 30.

Hours are occasionally subject to change on short notice – please check hours on top right of home page for the most current information.

The museum is wheelchair accessible.



Adult $2.00
Student/Senior $1.75
Children (5-12) $0.75
Children (under 5) FREE

*Please note, we do not accept debit or credit transactions under $5*


Admission by donation to a local charity

Admission by Donation Fall/Winter 2020

Admission for September to November will be by donation! Select your timed entry ticket online, and donate what you like by cash or card when you arrive.


Bastion Hours & Admission

Bastion Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

COVID-19 Update: The Bastion will be be closed for the Summer 2020 season. Due to concerns around social distancing, cannon firings have been cancelled until further notice.

Museum Day to Labour Day (Monday, May 18 – Monday, September 7)

Tours are available off-season by appointment, please phone 250.753.1821 to make arrangements.

Hours subject to change without notice.

Unfortunately the Bastion is not wheelchair accessible.
Admission Rates

Admission is by donation

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