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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

2010 World Museum Day in British Columbia

Since 1977, International Museum Day (also referred to as World Museum Day) has been celebrated worldwide to draw attention to the museums that teach us about the colourful histories that have made the world what it is today. British Columbia is home to dozens of Museums focusing on everything from local history, logging, mining and first nations to exhibits on loan from across the globe. Many of British Columbia's municipalities have a museum which are invaluable resources. Celebrate World Museum Day at your local Museum or one anywhere in British Columbia!

May 18th, 2010 is World Museum Day - a celebration of Museums across the globe from the very small to the very large. British Columbia has museums in many of its municipalities celebrating the rich history of the Province. Why not celebrate World Museum Day by taking the opportunity to visit an interesting British Columbia museums (you can find museums in your local area at The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver is stunning both inside and out.and enjoy some of the events going on:

  • MARITIME MUSEUM OF CANADA | May 17th & 18th | 9:30am - 4:30pm | 28 Bastion Square, Victoria (map) | Enjoy free admission to the Victoria Maritime Museum for May 17th and 18th for World Museum Days as well as special activities that focus on our maritime environment, and our relationship with water and the sea. | Website

  • MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY | 10:00am - 5:00pm (Tuesdays open to 9:00pm) | 6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver (map) | Free - $14 | Focusing on First Nations with exhibits from around the world, the Museum of Anthropology is a fantastic museum with totem poles, intricate baskets, marks and carvings and other artifacts from around the world.
  • VANCOUVER POLICE MUSEUM | Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm | 240 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $7 | One of Vancouver's most interesting Museums, the Vancouver Police Museum focuses on the history of policing in the region in the old Coroners building complete with British Columbia's premier Museum is the Royal BC Museum located in the provinces capital, Victoria.collections of weapons, the city's old morgue and autopsy room, photos, displays and other amazing exhibits.
  • ROYAL BC MUSEUM VICTORIA | 10:00am - 5:00pm | 675 Belleville Street, Victoria (map) | Free - $24 | See British Columbia's biggest museum and enjoy exhibits from around the world! Exhibits include the First Nations, Modern History and the Natural History galleries with many temporary exhibits. The Museum also has an IMAX theatre | Website
  • NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES | Check out some of British Columbia's natural historic sites (and in some cases, living museums with actors portraying period characters) such as Barkerville Historic Town near Quesnel, Fort Langlee National Historic Site in Langley and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village (Richmond). | Website
  • VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF CANADA (VMC) | Internet | Take a virtual tour of Canada's heritage: Dinosaur fossils, the travels of Samuel de Champlain, a map of interesting Museums across Canada, and hundreds of Canadian museum artifacts and exhibits can be found on the VMC website. | Website

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