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Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-886-8232
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Great intro to the Sunshine Coast

This is a must stop when visiting historic Gibsons. View the photos from the late 1800’s as well as... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Carol1997
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Vancouver
Great Sunshine Coast history

As huge Beachcomber fans, we expected the museum to have a big focus on the TV series but we were... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
scraphollie27
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Comox, Canada
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716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 604-886-8232
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a must stop when visiting historic Gibsons. View the photos from the late 1800’s as well as the CBC long running TV show called the Beachcombers. Entrance by donation.More

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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist / Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

I am glad that you found your visit rewarding. If you are ever interested in viewing more historical photos from the Sunshine Coast, you can access our digitized photograph collection through our website. It contains over 7000 photos and is keyword searchable. I hope that...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

As huge Beachcomber fans, we expected the museum to have a big focus on the TV series but we were pleasantly surprised at all of the other history presented in the comprehensive offerings. Very well done and absolutely worth a visit if you are in...More

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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist / Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

I am glad that we were able to pique your interest through our other exhibits! Thank you for visiting and for your gracious comments.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We had a great time exploring this quirky museum and would definitely recommend you stop by if you have the chance. The first floor creates a timeline for the Sunshine Coast and has some great displays. The second floor is a treasure trove of memorabilia,...More

Thank Lauren V P
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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist/Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your great review--we always like to hear what catches our visitor's attention. I hope that you are able to visit again!

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I found the displays and memorabilia from the TV show the Beachcombers quite interesting. I remember watching that show. This was the highlight for me since I'm not really a person who goes to a lot of museums.

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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist / Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Glad that we were able to pique your interest!

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The tour, offered on Saturdays, is amazing and full of history and facts. Inside the museum, to the right is an amazing small collection of items found along beaches in the are. They are Squamish Nation artifacts. Be sure to pull out the drawers and...More

Thank Elle D
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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist / Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

I am glad that you enjoyed the tour--we do them during special events and upon request--and that you were able to enjoy the Museum so thoroughly! We would love to host you again.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely museum, well laid out, very informative with lots of local history, by donation, friendly staff

Thank Lesley L
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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist & Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for visiting! I hope that you come again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

A delightful place to spend a few hours on a rainy April day. We enjoyed the presentation of a small part of Aboriginal history along with the fascinating maritime and pioneer history of this very beautiful part of the west coast. This museum deserves to...More

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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist & Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

I`m glad that you enjoyed your visit. Come again to check out our changing temporary exhibits.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Going to museums isn't the number one thing on my list while on vacation. However, we made a quick stop into this one with the intent of having a quick peak and ended up getting sucked in. Great varied exhibits of local history from a...More

1  Thank Daniel S
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SCMuseumArchives, Archivist & Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

I`m glad that we were able to draw you in to our collection, high praise indeed!

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The family involved in this collection has done a good job of collecting artifacts on the little town of Gibsons.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

recent renos and reorganization have spiffed up the space. Its a great place to spend time when its a rainy day in gibsons

1  Thank garthdavid
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SC M, Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Glad that you appreciate the improvements the renovations created. Sometimes it helps to see things with new eyes. Thanks for dropping in.

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