A community-run museum featuring a renowned paleontology exhibit, hands on communications and energy displays, and the fascinating social history of Qualicum Beach and area.

Summer Schedule resumes – June 1 2019.

Hours

Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm

Winter Schedule – October through April.

Admission is by donation

(suggested donation $5 – Adults, $2 – Children 12 and under)

Rosie the Qualicum Walrus

 An Ice Age Walrus was found just north of Qualicum Beach in 1979.  A internationally significant find, “Rosie” now resides at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  Come see the related display at the museum.

Paleontology & Fossils

Ammonites, trilobites, and many other magnificent fossils.  The Museum’s paleontology collection is recognized as one of world-class stature by paleontologists. The collection is curated by internationally known biologist and collector, Graham Beard, in conjunction with the Vancouver Island Paleontology and Museum Society. *New Graham Beard Theatre opens in June 2019.

**Learn more about our paleontology collection on-line with the Virtual Museum of Canada

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/paleontology-on-vancouver-island/

http://www.museevirtuel.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/la-paleontologie-sur-lile-de-vancouver/

Social History & Culture

Re-opening June 2019.  We are revitalizing our social history gallery which features a First Nations exhibit; stories about local ‘movers and shakers’ like the debonair General Money of the Qualicum Beach Hotel and Golf links; tourism in QB; history of schools; characters like ‘The Qualicum Beach Hermit’ and much more.