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Alberni Valley Museum

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Full to the brim, may be a bit too full

This tiny place is filled to the brim with artefacts. Amazing that some of the stones used to make... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Mike5466
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Very educational

Very educational ... put together to be interactive. One could stay there all day and yes (even... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Kathy T
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4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3Y6, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This tiny place is filled to the brim with artefacts. Amazing that some of the stones used to make tools by the local Indians is not traceable, no one knows where it came from. I only have a couple of remarks, one is that the...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Very educational ... put together to be interactive. One could stay there all day and yes (even overnight). Price is $3 donation. Old time town displays plus lots of native history. Great work for a small town.

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Free admission! Helpful attendants! And contained more than we expected. We enjoyed the local folk art pieces and tales from the early 20th century of the coastal telegraph line, tragic shipwrecks and giddy goings-on at nearby prewar resorts. Had fun trying to send telegrams to...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a relaxing hour spent walking through the exhibits. Very in depth collection of local art and artifacts. Entrance was by donation which was great.

1  Thank Pidoink
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I agree with ianjc's review below in that this little museum is an unexpected treasure in a small town. It is a display museum, and also a research museum in that the research takes time and the opening of drawers that contain artifacts. The town's...More

2  Thank Farsante2
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Many of the antique items on display once belonged to Port Alberni locals. Part of the museum is dedicated to the local First Nations history, including artifacts and artwork. The ground level is wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately the upper level is not.

Thank ooU_Uoo
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I didnt find this museum interesting at all. They need to put come money into it and show things more interesting. If you want to see the history of the town then maybe its a good place to go, but that is it really.

Thank Loroko
Reviewed 26 March 2015

there is so much to see and discover here. Drawers to open and check out lit up displays. Knowledgeable people working there to answer questions. lots of fun

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 17 March 2015

For any one whom is interested in the history of Port Alberni this museum has a lot of interesting artifacts. The displays are always changing so you need to stop in often. We'll run and the curators are very knowledgeable of the displays. A must...More

Thank sylPortAlberni
Reviewed 24 January 2015

A very nice museum with lots of native and non-native artifacts, depicting the history of Port Alberni and its surrounding areas. Well showcased, although at times the lighting was dim (for preservation purpose). Good museum for the children as well.

Thank Gilles C
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