Sidney Museum

Take a Walk Through Time



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.

The Sidney Museum and Archives is located in Sidney/SET,TINES on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ People. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to live, learn and work alongside the BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁ,UTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) and W̱SÍḴEM (Tseycum) First Nations.

An art exhibition exploring the domestic and personal aspects of laundry as women’s work.

The Laundry Room

Airing Our Linens


The Laundry Room exhibition is a result of four women reflecting on their 

past, present, and future experiences with the laundry, reflecting, often with tongue 

in cheek, on the social, personal and political aspects of this activity. 

The Peter Garnham Gallery

In recognition of recently retired executive director Peter Garnham’s more than 25 years with the museum,  the lower gallery of the Sidney Museum will now be know as the Peter Garnham Gallery. 

Congratulations Peter and thank you for your years of service and dedication!

A very special thank you to the Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation for their generous support allowing Sidney Museum to upgrade their security camera system.

Hours and Location

Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily

Sidney Museum and Archives
2423 Beacon Ave •  Sidney, BC •  V8L 1X5
(On the corner of 4th Street and Beacon!)

Admission is by donation – we suggest $5 per person!

Phone: (250) 655-6355

Email: [email protected]

Education Program inquiries: [email protected]

Archives inquiries: [email protected]


Wheelchair entrance located via rear door.
Both levels of the museum are accessible by elevator.

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