Welcome!

Take a walk through time and discover the natural history of the area, followed by regularly updated permanent displays on local First Nations, industry, transportation, agriculture and social history.

In addition to our permanent exhibits, the Sidney Museum also features showcase exhibits changing throughout the year. Check out the exhibition schedule for full details on what is coming up soon.

Sidney Museum was established in 1971 with a mandate to acquire, preserve and make available the heritage, culture and interests of the Saanich Peninsula. It has proudly served the Saanich Peninsula community ever since. To date, the permanent museum collections contains over 8,000 artifacts and even more archival images and documents, many of which are regularly exhibited in the Sidney Museum’s permanent exhibition galleries. The Archives are available by research appointment and contain a large collection of documents, local newspapers and photographs.

Sidney Museum wins Crystal Award

SIDNEY MUSEUM AWARDED

Not-For-Profit of the Year

This year, we were thrilled to be among the many worthy nominees from across the Saanich Peninsula for the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Crystal Awards. We are very proud to say that we took home the award for Not-For-Profit of the year! Thank you to our hard working volunteers, sponsors and community partners for making our work possible. Thank you as well to the wonderful folks at The Butchart Gardens for hosting the gala, and to the Chamber for all their hard work championing Peninsula businesses/organizations.

Current Exhibit

W̱SÁNEĆ Art & Culture

October 3 - November 28, 2019

Sidney Museum is pleased to host an exhibit of W̱SÁNEĆ art by local indigenous artists. The exhibit will feature a range of styles and subjects, which include  paintings, carvings, knitted handicrafts and dreamcatchers. Select items will be available to purchase, with all proceeds going to the artist.

Exhibit Schedule

2019

January 2 to March 31, 2019
LEGO SHOW

April 2 to June 13, 2019
TEN FOLD QUILTS

June 21 to September 30, 2019
CHIEF DAN GEORGE

October 3 – November 28, 2019
W̱SÁNEĆ ART & CULTURE

November 30 – December 31, 2019
TOYS ‘N TEDDY BEARS

2020

January 2 to March 31, 2020
LEGO SHOW

April 3 to July 1, 2020
TO BE ANNOUNCED

July 3 to August 31, 2020
TO BE ANNOUNCED

September 4 to November 25, 2020
TO BE ANNOUNCED

November 30 – December 31, 2020
TO BE ANNOUNCED

Hours and Location

Open 10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

2423 Beacon Ave
Sidney, BC V8L 1X5

(On the corner of 4th Street and Beacon!)

Phone: (250) 655-6355

Admission by Donation