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“Unexpected pleasure.”

Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre
Ranked #19 of 113 things to do in Richmond
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Owner description: The Steveston Museum & Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre are located in a heritage building that was built in 1905 as Steveston’s first bank. The friendly Visitor Centre staff are available to help with suggestions for things to see and do in the area, directions, accommodation referrals and bookings, prepaid attraction tickets (to select attractions), and more. The Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre also has a selection of souvenirs for purchase. While you’re there, explore the Steveston Museum’s exhibits and continue on into the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society building to learn about the history of the local Japanese-Canadian community.
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This little museum is located at the back of the Post Office/Visitors centre. We went into the visitors centre to look at the Once upon a time merchandise and to find out when filming was taking place in Steveston, so to stumble across this museum was quite a surprise. If you're interested in history, in particular that of Steveston you'll enjoy it here. It's free (although donations accepted) clean and spacious and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly.
It doesn't take long to look around it, but worth a visit plus there is also a lovely little Japanese garden that you can sit and relax in outside.

Thank Nicki H
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The staff at the museum/tourism centre are very friendly and helpful. The museum has displays that tell about the history of Steveston. There is a gift shop where you can find merchandise from the hit TV show Once Upon A Time, which is filmed on location in Steveston.

Thank susan6190
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Stepped into this FREE museum while searching for the Tourist Info Center. The first building has the Visitor Info and a couple of rooms. One room contained furnishings and such from the buildings time as Steveston's first bank. The other room has consumer goods from the 1900. Apparently there is an upstairs area to view, but we missed it.

Be sure to step through the rear door and there one will find the Japanese Fisherman's Benevolent Society building. Housed within a separate, air-conditioned building are artifacts and pictures relating to one of the West Coasts oldest fishing villages. Great items and displays, please view the photos.

There is also a nice little plaza with a Japanese garden and Japanese wooden Gate. On July 1, the plaza was full of volunteers and tables with delightful activities for children.

Good museum, 20 minutes top...free.

Thank Mellie2013
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Our family visited the Steveston Museum during a recent trip to the area. It is small, but certainly worth a visit. They had information about the history of the community that we enjoyed. They also were very helpful in telling us about the filming of the television program "Once Upon A Time", which we had come to view. They had some nice souvenirs also. It is conveniently located right in the heart of Steveston. I would highly recommend that you stop by the museum if you are in the area.

Thank Julesfromlc
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Step back to the early 1900s at this little museum. Staff are knowledgeable. Interesting to see banking functions from the early years.

Thank foxylady1
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