Cumberland Museum & Archives

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The Cumberland Museum and Archives tells the story of the people of Cumberland — the rich, the poor, the powerful, the rebellious, the righteous and the radical.

The Museum & Archives is open after an extensive renovation, and we look forward to welcoming you to our new exhibits and galleries. 

Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 4:30pm
Closed on statutory holidays
Museum Holiday Closure: Dec 23, 2023 - Jan 2, 2024

Adult $6
Senior $5
Youth (12-18) $5
Children (6-11) $2
Family (2 adults 2 children) $15
Under 6 FREE

What's On at the Museum

Featured Exhibit

June 6, 2024 - Jan 10, 2026

Wish You Were Here

Preserving Cultural Memory: the power & place of communication through Cumberland’s archives. Wish You Were Here is a nod to the historical forms of communication we can find in archives, such as letters, invitations, and postcards.

Collaboration Studio, Event

Sunday, July 7, 14, 28


Join Ian Bowles of Black Cat Skateboards as he demonstration the pressing of raw maple boards into a skateboard deck. Drop in between 11 - 11:30 am.


Saturday July 27, 2024

Community Walking Tours

Join a heritage walk at the Cumberland Cemetery on the anniversay of Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin's death.

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Digging deeper

Looking Forward

Featured Blog Article by Sarah Rempel. Sarah joined the CMA team this summer as a heritage interpreter. She was an incredible addition to our team.

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The Heart Of A Community

Cumberland has always been the path between – part of a cross-island trading route first developed by ancestors of the K’omoks First Nation. Once coal

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