Events & Presentations

Here at the Nanaimo Museum, one of our specialties is events. What really makes Nanaimo Museum events so distinctive is our focus on the heritage and cultural aspects of our community. From exhibit openings and formal banquets to historical tours and multicultural celebrations, we strive to offer the best educational and entertaining programs, activities, and events.

One of the main benefits of our 16,000 sq.ft. facility is that we have more space and resources, and therefore more options in the kind of events we can host. From a handful to hundreds of people, we can now accommodate a much wider range of events from small birthday parties in the programming area to major gatherings in the gallery.

Check out the events we have happening this season below, or follow the links for details on our guided and family programming as well as our home-school, school and ESL offerings.

Crafternoons are returning for 2019! We’re currently looking for makers, artists, and knowledge keepers to teach a craft, skill, or other participatory cultural practice in Crafternoons sessions. Please visit the Crafternoons 2019 page to learn more. For hopeful participants, Crafternoon offerings should start appearing in our calendar below as early as March 2019.

 

 

Want to host an event here?

Although the Nanaimo Museum organizes many of its own unique events, such as the opening receptions of major traveling exhibits, our Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and special cannon firing ceremonies at the Bastion, it is also here for other community groups and organizations to utilize.

Whether it’s for a conference delegate event, a news conference, a scholarly seminar, a corporate meeting, a wedding reception, or another special social gathering, the museum has facilities and services available for hire.

Date/Time Event
27/09/2019 - 28/09/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Culture Days 2019!

Join us for Culture Days celebrations at the Nanaimo Museum! Admission is by donation during Culture Days festivities! 10:00am - 5:00pm on Friday, September 27th & Saturday, September 28th Enjoy our many permanent exhibits including a replica coal mine, school...
Event Details
28/09/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Slow Stitching Crafternoon- Sept 28

Date: Saturday, September 28 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Adding decoration to a blank surface has been a human drive since the very beginning, from painted handprints on cave walls, embroidery on burial linens, to the ornately decorated clothing of royalty...
Event Details
01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
12:00 am

Crime & Punishment Tours

Fatal love triangles, muddled motives, and severe consequences all play a part in the murderous stories told on the new Crime & Punishment Tour this October. Guests will join a Nanaimo Museum tour guide on a walk through downtown to sites related to crimes and punishments in Nanaimo at the turn of the century.
Event Details
01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
12:00 am

SOLD OUT - Haunted Nanaimo Tours

Unexplained phenomena, bloody apparitions, and uncanny spiritualists await at some of Nanaimo’s iconic historic landmarks. The new Haunted Nanaimo Tour takes participants on an outdoor (and in some cases indoor) path through downtown to share a few of the ghostly encounters experienced by locals through history.
Event Details
01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Halloween Rat Hunt

Rats have infested the Nanaimo Museum gallery! In the spirit of the season, we’re allowing them to stay until October 31st, but we need your help to find them all!
Event Details
01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

October Tours & Events

Spooktacular fun at the Nanaimo Museum this October! Lantern Tours, Brother XII, Gallery Rats, and a Haunted Coal Mine - we have something for everyone this Halloween season.
Event Details
04/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Crime & Punishment Lantern Tour- Oct 4

Fatal love triangles, muddled motives, and severe consequences all play a part in the murderous stories told on the new Crime & Punishment Tour this October. Guests will join a Nanaimo Museum tour guide on a walk through downtown to sites related to crimes and punishments in Nanaimo at the turn of the century.
Event Details
04/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Haunted Nanaimo Lantern Tour- Oct 4

Unexplained phenomena, bloody apparitions, and uncanny spiritualists await at some of Nanaimo’s iconic historic landmarks. The new Haunted Nanaimo Tour takes participants on an outdoor (and in some cases indoor) path through downtown to share a few of the ghostly encounters experienced by locals throughout history.
Event Details
05/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Crime & Punishment Lantern Tour- Oct 5

Fatal love triangles, muddled motives, and severe consequences all play a part in the murderous stories told on the new Crime & Punishment Tour this October. Guests will join a Nanaimo Museum tour guide on a walk through downtown to sites related to crimes and punishments in Nanaimo at the turn of the century.
Event Details
05/10/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Haunted Nanaimo Lantern Tour- Oct 5

Unexplained phenomena, bloody apparitions, and uncanny spiritualists await at some of Nanaimo’s iconic historic landmarks. The new Haunted Nanaimo Tour takes participants on an outdoor (and in some cases indoor) path through downtown to share a few of the ghostly encounters experienced by locals throughout history.
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