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 - Saturday
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


OCTOBER 18, 21, 24, 27, 2022

Cumberland Cemetery Tour

The histories of Cumberland’s past will come alive this October with a guided tour of the Cumberland Cemetery.



Cumberland After Dark

Join local Meaghan Cursons on a tour around the village that steps into the darker side of history.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022 4 PM - 5:30 PM

The Mine Experience

This Halloween take your chances on a walk through the Museum’s replica mine and experience a day in the life of a Cumberland coal miner.


November 12, 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, October 8, 2022


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


Support local artisans and gifted makers at The Cumberland Museum & Archives Winterfaire, November 19 & 20 2022

Featured Exhibit

Until Feb 2023

The People’s Gallery

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

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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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