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Address: 4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-723-2181
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So many atifacts

What a relaxing hour spent walking through the exhibits. Very in depth collection of local art and artifacts. Entrance was by donation which was great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Port Alberni, Canada
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Port Alberni, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a relaxing hour spent walking through the exhibits. Very in depth collection of local art and artifacts. Entrance was by donation which was great.

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Puebla, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I agree with ianjc's review below in that this little museum is an unexpected treasure in a small town. It is a display museum, and also a research museum in that the research takes time and the opening of drawers that contain artifacts. The town's archives and information about and photographs of Port Alberni people, both First Nations and settlers/immigrants,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Many of the antique items on display once belonged to Port Alberni locals. Part of the museum is dedicated to the local First Nations history, including artifacts and artwork. The ground level is wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately the upper level is not.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I didnt find this museum interesting at all. They need to put come money into it and show things more interesting. If you want to see the history of the town then maybe its a good place to go, but that is it really.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

there is so much to see and discover here. Drawers to open and check out lit up displays. Knowledgeable people working there to answer questions. lots of fun

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Port Alberni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

For any one whom is interested in the history of Port Alberni this museum has a lot of interesting artifacts. The displays are always changing so you need to stop in often. We'll run and the curators are very knowledgeable of the displays. A must see.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

A very nice museum with lots of native and non-native artifacts, depicting the history of Port Alberni and its surrounding areas. Well showcased, although at times the lighting was dim (for preservation purpose). Good museum for the children as well.

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Canton, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We took our toddler to the local library for story time and happened upon this museum afterwards. Great local history (which I was very interested in as this is my husband's home town). Beautiful collections, I think it is a diamond in the rough. We really enjoyed it!

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Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

I've a museum nut. I've visited them all over the world, and this is certainly in the top five for a town of this size. It is a different approach, and some people will find it challenging. Most museums have 90% of their collection stored away, and bring out selected artifacts for realistic displays: a replica of a 1920 dentist's... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

It definitely needs a bigger space. They have many valuable things there that need to be highlighted. It requires better lighting though. For those millennial who ignore what a telegraph is, just know "Made in China" labels and think that plastic is the best material of the world, this is the perfect place to show what tradition, manufacturing and inventiveness... More 

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