Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Sidney Museum located?

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

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 4th Street and Sidney Avenue or in the lot on the corner of 3rd Street and Bevan Avenue. There is also free 2 hour street parking along Beacon Avenue and Bevan Avenue.

 

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. 

 

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 Old Post Office building.

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.

Inside the building there are clear signs indicating the location of the elevator and inside the elevator the button to the Sidney Museum Reception, (Level B), level is indicated.

When visitors are ready to descend to the lower level of the Museum, they must 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.

 

When is the LEGO brick exhibit?

Our annual LEGO brick runs January – March every year. 

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

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