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.