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. For more about visiting and our COVID-19 protocols, click below.

Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 4:30pm
Closed on statutory holidays

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

Event

August 13, 1pm to 3 pm

Museum Family Days

Family Day Activities are free with admission or membership so drop in between 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday, July 9th.

Event

September 2, 2022

Cougar Annie Tales

Famed for killing 70 cougars and outliving four husbands in the remote and wind-swept Clayoquot rainforest, the indomitable spirit of west coast pioneer Cougar Annie lives on in Katrina Kadoski’s musical one-woman show.

Event

September 3, 2022

Perseverance Folk Festival

Labour Day Weekend brings Perseverance Folk Fest to Cumberland. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and friends for a sweet little old-fashioned folk festival in the heart of the historic Village of Cumberland. Read More.

Featured Exhibit

Until Feb 2023

The People’s Gallery

This exhibition takes a look at the way our community comes together by sharing stories.

Event

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Winterfaire

Support local artisans and gifted makers at The Cumberland Museum & Archives Winterfaire, November.

Permanent Exhibit

Resistance and Resilience

"The people on this land fight for their beliefs and are bound by their collective strength”, learn more about the Resilience and Resistance of our communities.

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Digging deeper

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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Oh those beans

Oh those beans Oh those beans bacon and gravy They almost drive me crazy I eat them till I see them in my dreams When

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