Welcome to the Cumberland Museum & Archives

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be proactive and help keep our communities safe, we are closing the Cumberland Museum and Archives effective March 16th, 2020 until further notice. While staff will continue to work, we will not be open to the public. Check back here or follow us on facebook for updates.

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.

We are open year-round and offer engaging 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.

Visit the museum and archives

Winter hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Research Cumberland’s history

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