The Sidney Museum was established in 1971 with a mandate to collect, preserve and display significant historical artifacts and archival materials from the area. It has proudly served the communities of Sidney and North Saanich ever since. To date, the permanent museum collections contains over 8,000 artifacts, many of which are regularly exhibited in the Sidney Museum’s permanent exhibition galleries. The aim is to ensure these local treasures are, and remain, available to the public. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Sidney Museum also features rotating monthly displays. These temporary exhibits feature a diverse assortment of subjects - including everything from calligraphy and Canadian banknotes, to the renowned 3-month LEGO exhibit.