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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 1 December 2016 via mobile

I love using the Post office at this location. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It's such a gem in Steveston Village

Thank Adrienne A
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

You MUST visit this museum if you love history. Small but sweet. This museum looks like a tiny shop outside but has two good sized exhibitions inside! It is free which is fab( coming from London where all museums are free to Canada where I rarely found anything for free!) and it is WELL worth your time. Takes about 30min to 1 hour depending on if you read everything.

This museum is mainly based around the integration and discrimination of the Japanese population in steveston. It is absolutely fascinating and explains a lot about immigration, the fishing industry and how the Japanese formed their own institutions in the face of prejudice.

Also the computer/touch screen thing in the exhibition has 8 short films (excellent clarity and sound) which is of high standards explaining the different stories behind steveston and the historiescomplete with photographs. If you don't read all the descriptions of the artefacts please watch all 8 and you'll gain so much knowledge!! Must see!!

This museum is on the road in between the cannery museum and the bus stop from brigmond.

Thank lola516
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I keep coming back. this place is just great. the service is always great. the building cute and it has some great momentous to by. I do recommend grabbing the once upon a time map and touring the shops the bit from here.

Thank CJ K
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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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