Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Sidney Museum located?

The Sidney Museum is located at 2434 Beacon Avenue in the Lower Level of the Olde Post Office Building, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

When can I visit the Sidney Museum?

The Sidney Museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The Museum is closed December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st every year.


How do I get to the Sidney Museum?

By car: From Highway 17 (also known as the Pat Bay Highway) take exit 28 turning onto Beacon Avenue.
By bus: Two bus routes go from downtown Victoria to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal stopping in downtown Sidney: #70 (via Hwy #17) and #72 (via Saanichton). Get off at the stop  “Fifth at Beacon – Sidney Town Centre”. 
By bike: The Lochside Trail goes from downtown Victoria to Swartz Bay also passes by Sidney. 

Where do I park if I want to visit the museum?

The nearest three-hour parking is located in the lot on the corner of Fourth Street and Sidney Avenue or in the lot on the corner of Third Street and Bevan Avenue. There are also free 2 hour street parking along Beacon Avenue and Bevan Avenue.


Is there an accessible entrance to the Sidney Museum?

The front entrance to the Sidney Museum is down two short flights of stairs into the lower level of the Olde Post Office building (2423 Beacon Ave).

Visitors who require the use of an elevator may enter from the rear of the building, accessed via Fourth Street, where the door is on the other side of the Dental Hygiene Office. The automatic door opener is on the right hand side of the door and door opens to the outside.

Inside the building there are clear signs indicating the location of the elevator through a second door that has no automatic door opener or door stopper. Inside the elevator press “B” to get to the Sidney Museum’s reception area. Once you’ve exited the elevator there is another door with no automatic door opener, however, it does have a door stopper. 

When visitors are ready to descend to the lower level of the Museum, they must inform the Front Desk Volunteer who will open the lower doors and return to the elevator and go down one level to LB.

When visitors are ready to leave, they can do so by accessing level ML. This will take them back out to street level and they can exit through the back of the building to Fourth Street, the same way they came in. 


When is the LEGO® brick exhibit?

Our annual LEGO® brick runs January – March every year. 

Year-round the Sidney Museum has a LEGO® train table where there is a village built out of LEGO® as well as an electric train that runs on a track. 


I have something to donate to the Museum, can I drop it off? 

Due to space limitations in the Museum’s storage, we are not able to accept items that are simply dropped off at the Museum. If you are interested in donating item(s) to the Sidney Museum or Archives, please email [email protected] with a description of the item, its detailed history and how it relates to Sidney, North Saanich or the Saanich Peninsula, and attach a few photos. Museum staff will then be in contact to see if the item(s) fit within our mandate. 




Still have a question? Please contact us by calling 250-655-6355 or email [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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