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 1889. 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 and offer free wireless internet access.

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours
June 01 to August 31, 2019
Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday noon to 5:00pm
Fall Hours
September 01 to December 31, 2019
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Closed on all Statutory Holidays
Year-end closure Dec 24-Jan 01

Admission Rates

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