Welcome to the Cumberland Museum & Archives

We’re Open! Discover Cumberland Museum with New Safety Measures

In light of the unprecedented circumstances, we have updated our health and safety regulations to ensure the utmost care for visitors. Learn more about our updated protocols here. We also have new days and hours of operation, noted below.

New Operational Days and Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4:30 pm
Dedicated Seniors’ Hours: Thursday mornings 10 am – 11 am
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Closed on all statutory holidays.

New Museum Experience for Safety Enhancement

We have engaging exhibits, films, video kiosks, and a replica coal mine to discover. To enhance our museum experience while maintaining exceptional health and safety measures, our staff have lovingly created “Footprints of History”—a one-way journey through the story of Cumberland’s culture, people and past. This new one-way walking path through the museum will allow for a safe flow of physically distanced exhibit viewing while weaving an incredible story about the town, its residents and significant historical events.


The Cumberland Museum and Archives on Vancouver Island 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 artefacts of the community of Cumberland.


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.


Visit the museum and archives

Winter hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am – 4:30 pm
Seniors’ Hours: Thursday mornings 10 am – 11 am


#6 Memorial Mine Park

This beautifully landscaped park is managed by community volunteers and marks the location of the #6 Mine.

Research Cumberland’s history

Explore photographs, interviews, and newspapers from Cumberland’s colorful past!