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Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-886-8232
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Beachcombers Fans

I found the displays and memorabilia from the TV show the Beachcombers quite interesting. I... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
DavidandChristi... A
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Campbell River, Canada
Walking History Tour

The tour, offered on Saturdays, is amazing and full of history and facts. Inside the museum, to the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Elle D
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average13%
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“butterfly” (7 reviews)
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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 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.

Thank DavidandChristi... A
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!

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
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.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

Thank Lesley L
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.

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

1  Thank Brian S
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.

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
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!

Reviewed 8 September 2016

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

Thank mellowjude
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
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.

Reviewed 20 July 2016

Interesting artifacts explain the Coast's early history as a centre for logging, fishing, farming and even as a filming location for CBC's The Beachcombers and the movie "Needful Things." Ask about the butterfly collection - it's anything but Bland.

1  Thank heathercoaster
SC M, Curatorial Assistanat at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thanks, Heather. Isn't butterfly collection amazing? Did you see the dental equipment?

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stellar exhibits that cover a wide range of topics. Of particular interest in the maritime and family histories of this area. Our grandson was keen on the butterfly collection.

1  Thank 797lynned
SC M, Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Good to hear! Right now we are closed for renovations to make the museum more accessible and we're developing some new exhibits. Keep an eye out for our reopening in June 2016.

Reviewed 6 January 2016

This museum was closed when we arrived, but on two consecutive days they opened up for us and allowed us to see an exhibit I had read about - the famous .22 Cal rifle owned by Ed "Dirty Socks" Anderson who killed five black bears...More

1  Thank Ogmundur O
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