Museum Hours & Admission


COVID-19 Update: The Nanaimo Museum is open with new safety precautions. Please visit our COVID-19 Plan page for up-to-date hours and safety information. We are now welcoming guests from across Canada. Thank you for your understanding.

Museum Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sunday/Mondays and some Holidays* – see holiday hours below.


Closed on Family Day, Easter Monday, Good Friday, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day,  New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day. For the 2021-2022 holidays we will be closed from Friday, December 24th, 2021 (Christmas Eve) through Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.
Open 10:00am – 4:00pm on Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day. Open December 21 – 23, 2021, reopening Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.

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 with Donation

Admission to the museum is currently with donation! Donate what you like by cash or card when you arrive. We appreciate your support!


Bastion Hours & Admission

Bastion Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

COVID-19 Update: The Bastion is closed for Summer 2021. Due to concerns around social distancing, cannon firings have been cancelled until further notice.

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

Tours are available 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

Get Involved With Nanaimo Museum

Share your COVID-19 Story

How have you been impacted by COVID-19? We are collecting stories, photos, objects and more related to the experience of COVID-19 here in Nanaimo. Share your story!

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