As the capital city of British
Victoria is home to many excellent museums. For
more historical information, visit
Victoria Historical Buildings.
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Royal British Columbia Museum
Canada's most-visited museum, and
easily one of North America's best, you'll find legends, traditions,
native american artifacts, mammoths, early settler remnants, an IMAZ
theater, and much more.
Art Gallery of Greater
Housed in the 1889 Spencer Mansion,
over 15,000 works of art grace the walls of one of the finest galleries
in Canada. The gallery contains Canada's finest collection of
Japanese art, a range of contemporary art, Emily Carr pieces, and traveling
Maritime Museum of British
At the east end of Bastion Square,
in the 1889 old provincial courthouse, this museum traces the history
of seafaring exploration, adventure, commercial ventures, and
British Columbia Aviation
Located near the Victoria International
Airport, this museum houses aircraft and artifacts from the aviation
Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum
Located within CFB Esquimalt, this
small museum displays naval, military, and general maritime memorabilia.
of the Universe
A 1.8 meter telescope, star parties,
interactive exhibits and amazing views of Victoria and the cosmos await
visitors to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
& Scratch Patch
Visitors to Mineral World can buy
gemstones, learn about minerals in interactive exhibits, and find fossils
and other artifacts.
This centre of seismology and marine
ecology gives 90 minute tours on weekdays.
One of Western Canada's largest collections
of working steam engines, tractors, agricultural machinery, household
and industrial artifacts.
Victoria Bug Zoo
Home to a large variety of live insects,
arachnids, and other creepy-crawly critters.
Museum & Gallery
Located at the University of Victoria,
the Maltwood Gallery houses a large and varied collection, varying from
ancient Chinese artifacts to well-known contemporary pieces.
Royal London Wax
Completed in 1924, this museum features
around 300 wax figures direct from London.
Scottish Regiment Museum
The museum's displays
include material from the earliest days of the Regiment to participation
in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Pioneers Society Museum and Archives
The oldest purpose-built museum in
British Columbia, you'll find artifacts from the pioneer days of B.C.
This museum houses a marine mammal
gallery (dedicated to whales) and a historical gallery.
Artifacts and cultural exhibits from
the nation's first people.
Forest Discovery Centre
View interactive exhibits from the
forestry industry in British Columbia.
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