The creative force has arrived at the Sidney Museum with our newest presentation of the ever-popular Lego Exhibition celebrating over 60 years of Lego imagination. Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile.
Our guests will learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, a special opportunity to guess how many bricks comprise the giant Lego Pyramid as well as the opportunity to enjoy the special presentation film on the origin and development of the Lego building system.
Lego, derived from the Danish leg godt (play well) began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891 – 1958) who began his career as a maker of wooden toys. With the introduction of the Automatic Binding Bricks in 1949, and the modern brick design in 1958, Lego began a toy revolution which culminated in Lego becoming beloved by generations, and standing the test of time. They were even one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York
The Sidney Museum is located at 2423 Beacon Avenue and 4th Street, in the lower level of the Old Post Office, in historic Sidney-by-the Sea, British Columbia. The museum hours of operation are Daily, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is always by donation.
For further information about this event, please consult our website at www.sidneymuseum.ca; by telephone at 250-655-6355 or email us at [email protected]
Experimental Works and Works by Emerging Artists
January 18 – February 22, 2019
Opening Friday Jan 18, 5-7pm
Artist’s Talk at 5:30pm on Jan 18
The Chapel Gallery at St Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Ave, Victoria V8S 3Y7
This day-long workshop will offer an introduction to various technology tools and teach girls to build projects using circuits, software and a little imagination! RSVP – http://bit.ly/glcMDjan19
Teaching kids to code is about more than just helping children understand the technology they are using and secure employment in the future. RSVP – http://bit.ly/TLCintroJan19
Join us each weekend for our Museum Tots program! This program, geared toward children ages 2 – 5, explores the museum world of learning through play, crafts, dance, and games. Each week is a new theme and new fun!
The program lasts for about an hour and the whole family is welcome to join. The program is FREE with a Family Membership and General Admission.
Celebrate the music of flamboyant English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer Noël Coward, with arrangements by Canadian composer and arranger, John Greer. Victoria has an interesting connection to this great entertainer. Elinor Dunsmuir—the granddaughter of Craigdarroch Castle’s original builder Robert Dunsmuir— spent most of her adult life associating in the wealthiest circles of London, Paris, Nice, Cannes, and Monte Carlo and was also in correspondence with the great Noël Coward. Directed by Benjamin Butterfield and Kinza Tyrrell (piano).
Tickets only available online at www.thecastle.ca or phone at 250.592.5323
Spruce up your wardrobe this winter by accessorizing with sea glass – also known as “mermaid tears”! Create your own sea glass necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (Victoria, BC). Using locally sourced material, our workshop leader will guide you through the process, connecting each piece to stories and histories of local areas around Vancouver Island.