We would like to send our deep condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to all Nations affected by the long-lasting legacy and trauma of residential schools, which has been magnified by the recent events in Kamloops, British Columbia. On the Sunshine Coast, the Sechelt Residential School operated from 1904-1975, and housed students (full-time and day scholars) from many Nations. Many students suffered abuse, were punished for speaking their own language, and were subjected to harsh discipline. To learn more about the Sechelt Residential School, click here.
BCMA Repatriation Call to Action
In the spirit of reconciliation, our organization is proud to have signed on to the BC Museum Associations Call to Action for the repatriation of First Nations cultural artifacts to their rightful homes. For many years, we have worked to identify and repatriate ceremonial and burial items from our collection, and we are dedicated to this vital and important work. Our Repatriation Policy can be viewed here.
We are closed temporarily until further notice
due to Covid-19, but are planning to re-open on July 2nd.
Visit our Museum at Home page to explore Sunshine Coast digital heritage content including a virtual tour, community storytelling, history quiz and more!
Spring 2021 Newsletter
Our latest Museum Newsletter has it all: fascinating articles on Sunshine Coast history, archival photos, and information on our new member benefits!
Click here to read our latest newsletter. If you would like a hard copy, you can print it out, or give us a call at the museum and we will send you a copy.
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.
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
Wednesday - Saturday
10:30am to 4:30pm
Admission by Donation
Max: 8 visitors at a time
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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...