Support Your Community Museum!
Due to covid-19, we have postponed our 2020 AGM to later in the year (date TBD), but we are still encouraging members to renew their annual membership at this time. You can click here to access a printable membership form to fill out and mail in. Not currently a Member? We would love to have you on board! Learn about how your membership supports our work and how to become a member. Like many organizations, our closure has resulted in a loss of income from admission, programming, and giftshop sales. If it is a good fit for you, we would also love to encourage general donations to the Museum in support of the preservation of Sunshine Coast history. Call the Museum for more information.
Bring the Museum into your home with our online education portal for all things Sunshine Coast history! Explore our digital collection of photographs and newspapers, listen to community storytelling from a cast of Sunshine Coast characters, or even take a virtual tour of the Museum. These resources are perfect for home education and are accessible free of charge. Great Stories Live Here!
Visit our Virtual Museum
Thanks to Stephen Suh at Ocean 3D, we now have a virtual tour of the entire Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives for you to explore! Click on the page above to check out a stunning 3D rendering of our exhibits and collections.
Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives’ COVID-19 Closure
March 16, 2020
The Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives will take a proactive role in helping to lessen the impacts of COVID-19 on the Sunshine Coast by closing on March 17, 2020 until further notice. This decision has been made to protect the health of our visitors, volunteers, and staff during this challenging time. Many of our visitors and volunteers fall within the most heavily impacted demographic, and we feel that it is prudent to take an abundance of caution based on the recommendations of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. Core Museum staff will continue to work through the closure and be available for Research Requests and other Museum related inquiries via telephone and email. Please save those in-person artifact and archival donations for a later date; we will gladly provide assistance at that time.
During this closure, we would like to highlight a variety of online Museum resources, including our virtual Museum tour, online photograph collection, and digitized newspaper database. These resources are available free of charge to all members of the public. We are also proud to offer a series of place-based historical videos on our Youtube channel; we encourage you to get outdoors and explore some of the fascinating histories of our region.
Let’s all do our part to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, handwashing with soap and water, and staying informed by the BC Ministry of Health and Health Canada with the most up-to-date and accurate information. It is also the time to offer assistance to neighbours and community members in need, while supporting local businesses in pandemic-appropriate ways.
Please contact the Museum if with any inquiries or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-886-8232.
A big thanks to Travel BC for naming us one of the top community museums in BC! We are honoured to share the list with our colleagues at the White Rock Museum, Whistler Museum, and Creston Museum. Take a look at the other great musuems listed here.
SCMA Photograph Collection Online
716 Winn Rd.
P.O. Box 766
Tuesday - Saturday
10:30am to 4:30pm
Admission by Donation
We are a regional heritage museum located on the unceded traditional territory of the Skwxwú7mesh and shíshálh Nation in beautiful British Columbia. We have two floors of exhibits to explore as well as reference library, and extensive archives with over 9,000 photographs & documents. We host and collaborate workshops, film screenings, and events related to our exhibits and to community issues. Read more...
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