Welcome to the Cumberland Museum and Archives
Where the history of our community comes to life!
Cumberland is a community steeped in history. Once Canada’s smallest and westernmost city, Cumberland was a bustling coal mining community from 1888 to 1966, with miners, entrepreneurs and their families streaming in from across Canada the US, Europe, China and Japan.
A visit to the Cumberland Museum is the ideal way to get a handle on this iconic village, from the rabble-rousers to the aristocrats, and everyone in between.
International Workers Day and Mayday are celebrated with an old fashioned community bean supper, featuring a tasty plate of working class food; biscuits, baked beans and slaw. Share a meal with friends and neighbors while enjoying live music and stories from Cumberland's colourful history.
Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) Conference
The Cumberland Museum is pleased to be co-hosting the 2014 Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) Conference in conjunction with the 29th anniversary of Miners’ Memorial Weekend, June 12-15 2014.
All gestures of support are appreciated. You can take out an individual or business membership, attend one of our annual events, make a charitable donation or stop by for a shopping trip in our Company Store.