Programs & Events

Brimming with tales from Legendary and historic Cumberland the CMA’s programs and events bring to life stories of Cumberland’s past into the present.


Museum Family Days

July 9, 1pm to 3 pm

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

Miners Memorial

June 17-19, 2022

Miners Memorial hosts a gathering for Song of the Workers and a graveside vigil commemorating the lives lost.

Perseverance Folk Festival

September 3, 2022

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.


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

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

Bookable Programs

Cumberland Museum Tour

Book a School Tour

Dig deep into Cumberland’s past with specially designed tours and workshops for students grades k – 12. All programs look to make connections with BC curriculum’s core competencies. Price is per student: $2 for self-guided program materials, $4 for 30 minutes indoor program, $6 for 60 minute indoor program,
Private Museum Tour

Book a Private Tour

Learn the stories behind the legends of Cumberland on a private museum tour. Cost: admission + $20 guide fee.
Book Club

Book Club Sets

Take a literary tour, the CMA hosts a special venue rental package for the historical fiction crowd complete with books! Host your next book club at the Museum. CMA has a series of historical fiction and non-fiction book club sets available to borrow. $10 per person. Click here to
Virtual Tour on Laptop

Virtual Tour

Calling all armchair explorers and history buffs. Discover the history of Cumberland from the comfort of the living room with a cuppa in hand. Coming Soon!
Learning resource

Learning Resources

Coming Soon! Beyond the museum and into your classroom. Learning resources are available for educators to use as pre visit study guides or independent lessons. For more information please email: