Welcome to Cumberland Museum & Archives

The Cumberland Museum tells the story of the people of Cumberland – the rich, the poor, the powerful, the rebellious, the righteous and the radical. We invite you to join us at the “People’s Museum” of Cumberland and add your questions, knowledge, stories and interests to the rich fabric of our organization.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives opened its doors in 1981 and is home to the extensive archives and artifacts of the community of Cumberland.

We are open year round and offer over 40 exhibits, a Company Store, research services, after school programs, heritage events, guided tours, films, video kiosks, and a replica coal mine.

The Museum is located in the heart of the historic Village, steps from #6 Memorial Mine Park and downtown shopping and dining. We are wheelchair accessible, offer free wireless internet access and provide Visitor Services for travellers.

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May 28: beer history

Join us for an evening of stories from beer historian Greg Evans and tastes from the folks at the Cumberland Brewing Company.

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June 18-20: Miners’ Memorial Weekend

For over 30 years the Cumberland Museum has played host to workers from across BC, and as far away as the UK, for an annual commemoration of fallen workers. Join us to pay tribute with guest speakers, community events, “songs of the workers”, guided tours, and a special graveside vigil.

Harold Lim, Clifford Lowe Philip Lowe sitting on a rock on the bank of China  Creek. Click to view more images.

Photo Collection Online

Much of our collection of photos from Cumberland’s history can be viewed here.