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Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

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Address: 716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-886-8232
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a rainy day place to poke

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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Gibsons, Canada
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Gibsons, Canada
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209 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Gibsons, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank garthdavid
SC M, Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this review

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

Roberts Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank heathercoaster
SC M, Curatorial Assistanat at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this review

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

Gibsons
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 797lynned
SC M, Curatorial Assistant at Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives, responded to this review

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. More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 on five consecutive shots. Lots of great local exhibits. Friendly staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Really neat museum. My wife and I visited on a weekend and were impressed at the depth and variety of exhibits on display. From 10,000 year old Aboriginal stone tools to teacher contracts from many decades earlier, there was lots to take in. I highly recommend visiting to gain a greater appreciation for Gibsons history and how hard people have... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is a wonderful little museum. The upstairs has beach comber memorabilia from the television show, an interesting logging section, house section with kitchen, bedroom, sitting room etc, there's an amazing butterfly collection and all sorts of interesting things to check out.

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Gibsons, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

very small, but good to visit with children. all about the good old time. very interesting. many things children haven't seen in there home.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Visited the Sunshine Coast museum recently & very much enjoyed it. Lots of history - well laid out & friendly, informative staff.

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Thank stoneboys
gibsons
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

May be its just because everytime I go I see all my family. My Grandmother was bor In Gibsons in 1904. I can trace my connection to the town back to 1903. The museum has a changing display on the ground floor that is always a must see as well as a great feel for what Gibsons is ( or... More 

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