Take a walk through time and discover the natural history of the area, followed by regularly updated permanent displays on local First Nations, industry, transportation, agriculture and social history. Experience our vintage Kitchen, Critchley's Storefront, rustic Barn and hands-on schoolhouse. Or take in a short film in our theatre room! In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Sidney Museum also features rotating temporary exhibits on a diverse range of topics. See our website for the upcoming exhibit schedule!
Sidney Museum was established in 1971 with a mandate to acquire, preserve and make available the heritage, culture and interests of the Saanich Peninsula. It has proudly served the Saanich Peninsula community ever since. To date, the permanent museum collections contains over 8,000 artifacts and even more archival images and documents, many of which are regularly exhibited in the Sidney Museum’s permanent exhibition galleries. The Archives are available by research appointment and contain a large collection of documents, local newspapers and photographs.
People often wonder why so many artists, musicians, and highly skilled crafts people live in Sidney and on the Saanich Peninsula. Is it the beautiful environment, the laid-back lifestyle, or other factors that make the area such a haven for creative people? No one will ever know for sure, but the richness of the visual and performing arts is truly remarkable. For a copy of our walking tour map, click here!