Visit the Museum

The Cumberland Museum and Archives on Vancouver Island is a vibrant organization which preserves and presents the history of Cumberland and the surrounding region, and is dedicated to being a significant community anchor as the People’s Museum of Cumberland. The Cumberland and District Historical Society (Cumberland Museum & Archives) was founded in 1981 and the artifacts and archives within the building relate to the rich history of the Village of Cumberland, BC, which was established as a coal mining camp in 1888. Visit us to explore  diverse 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 we are open during our renovations with an entrance at the back.

Hours of Operation:
Sept 01-Dec 23, 2017
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday noon to 5:00pm
Closed Monday

Closed on all Statutory Holidays:
Sept 4, Oct 9, Nov 11, Dec 25

Year End Closure: December 24, 2017 -January 01, 2018

Admission Rates

  • Adult: $5.00
  • Youth (12-18): $4.00
  • Senior: $4.00
  • Children under 12: Free