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


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

It’s here! The ever-popular LEGO exhibition has returned to Sidney Museum, featuring a wider range of themes including Star Wars, Minecraft, Friends, Harry Potter, Batman and vintage sets! Learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, guess how many bricks were used to build the giant Lego Tower or challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt with three levels of difficulty for all ages. 

Exhibit Schedule


January 2 to March 31, 2020

April 3 to July 1, 2020

July 3 to August 31, 2020

September 4 to November 25, 2020

November 30 – December 31, 2020

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