Hours: OPEN  Tues to Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm  CLOSED Sun & Mon.
When a Stat Holiday falls on a Monday we will be closed the Tuesday after.

The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is now open to the public with new covid19 procedures in place. Physical barriers, social distancing and personal protective equipment are in place to protect visitors, volunteers and staff.

Our grounds are open seven days a week during daylight hours only. There are a variety of outdoor exhibits that can be viewed safely. New online opportunities are being developed. Our photo collection can now be accessed through our website HERE .

A new Forestry Path & Outdoor exhibit featuring our Steam Donkey is in the process of being developed. Some of our existing outdoor exhibits will also be overhauled.

We ask that visitors to the museum maintain social distancing at all times and please do not visit if they are ill with Covid symptoms.

NEW! Temporary Exhibit: BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

This new travelling exhibition, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today, highlighting some of the most fascinating of the 3,400 known species in the province.

In the Upstairs Gallery from January 20 to April 22.

UPCOMING WORKSOPS & SPEAKER SERIES

Traditional Cedar Bark Bracelet - Jan 28

Cedar BraceletTraditional Coast Salish Cedar bark rope made into bracelets. Facilitated by Jeff Welch, Traditional Knowledge Keeper

Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms - Feb 18

Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms: Blending traditional Coast Salish knowledge with scienceThis in-depth workshop will introduce workshop participants to the magic and wonder of natural dyeing using local sources.

Sports As Cultural Practice: Taking An Anthropological Approach Jan.25

Sports, Sooke Community Hall 1952Anthropology has shown a different way of understanding this behaviour, and sports is an ideal ground to examine such questions.

Stories of Sooke coverSTORIES OF SOOKE – As told by Historian Elida Peers (Volume One)

It’s been several decades in the making, and now you can have the collection of historical stories written by Elida and published in the Sooke News Mirror.

STORIES OF SOOKE – As told by Historian Elida Peers (Volume One) includes articles published from 2009 to 2016. In addition to the informative historical articles, written in Elida’s unique and delightful prose, the collection includes the beautiful tributes Elida has written about notable people upon their passing.

You can pre-purchase and reserve your copy by contacting the Sooke Region Museum. Phone 250-642-6351, email info@sookeregionmuseum.com, or visit the museum. This treasured collection is selling fast – reserve your copy today!

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ONLINE EXHIBIT: The Women of The Sooke Region