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“Gem of a museum in Sooke!”

The Sooke Region Museum
Ranked #4 of 27 things to do in Sooke
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Owner description: The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is a community museum that explores the human and natural heritage of the region from Sooke to Port Renfrew. The museum also operates the local visitor information centre for the region. We have both exhibits in the main museum building and around the grounds. In the Summer we are open 7 days a week. In the off season we are closed Mondays and most Stat holidays. We also usually are closed over Christmas and the first week of January. There is a touch screen system outside the main entrance for after hour accommodation inquiries and maps for pick-up after hours.The museum holds various special event during the year, has a gift shop with local arts & crafts, plus can do special meals for pre-booked tour groups.
Victoria, Canada
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466 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Gem of a museum in Sooke!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Sooke Region Museum is a real gem. From the lighthouse to cottage and gift shop, it's a delightful stop while in Sooke. The Visitor Info Centre is located there too so it's an all-in-one destination. Great look at history of the area and they've done a terrific job presenting exhibits about the area and its background.

Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
North Narrabeen, Australia
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258 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Asking for directiions and a surprise”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The staff were extremely helpful and the museum gave a taste of what life around Sooke would have been in the early days.

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This little museum (free entry) is combined with the local Tourist Centre. The museum has a number of interesting fixed exhibits depicting the Sooke region through its history, and outside, there are a number of historic buildings that have been relocated to the museum site.
The staff are friendly and helpful, and there is a small gift shop within the museum. A good place to stop for an hour if you are visiting.

Visited April 2014
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Thank gourmet P
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Kamloops, Canada
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203 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Interesting and good place to learn”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

The work that has gone in to this museum is amazing. They have lots,of stories, artifacts and beautiful displays. Very interesting. This is combined with a visitor centre and gift shop. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Pender Island, Canada
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Collection”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

A really good place to spend a couple of hours delving into the history of Sooke and the surrounding area. They have a good gift shop too!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Kathy M
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