Kindergarten – Grade 3

General Museum Tour 

The general program starts with a tour of the newly renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, and Chinese exclusion. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special exhibitions and a scavenger hunt to encourage independent exploration of the museum.

Estimated Time: 30 – 45 min – indoor
Cost: $6 per student


Featured Exhibition Tour: A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia is an award-winning exhibition that explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. Younger students will be introduced to topics such as Chinese immigration in Canada, Chinese food culture, and community building. This program will include a hands-on Chinese Calligraphy activity.

Estimated Time: 45 – 60 min
Cost: $6 per student


Cumberland’s No.6 Mine Tour: “Fire Damp & Black Damp”

Give your students the opportunity to be Cumberland coal miners for a day in this fun outdoor activity. First, students will travel underground in our built-in mine to see some genuine miners’ artifacts and learn about the dangers of working underground. Then we will walk to the No.6 mine site, where students will run through an obstacle course to see if they can collect enough coal before the end of their shifts. This program is weather-dependent.

Estimated Time: 60 min – indoor & outdoor
Cost: $10 per student


Self-guided tour

Our self-guided tour will provide educators with a scavenger hunt to allow students to independently explore the museum. A variety of scavenger hunts are available depending on the age/grade of the participants.

Estimated Time: 30 min – indoor
Cost: $2 per student


Program Fees Are Per Student

$2 Self-Guided Visit
$6 Indoor Guided Tour
$6 Outdoor Guided Tour
$10 Combined Indoor/Outdoor Tour

Programs range from 30 mins to 2 hours. Please see the detailed program description for estimated program times.

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All of the programs listed below can be combined, just let us know in your booking form and we can confirm with you by email. If you have any questions, please email or call 250.336.2445