The Maritime Museum of BC is preparing to reopen this week at a brand new location on Douglas Street in Victoria.
The new facility will be located at 744 Douglas St. and is set to open to the public on Friday, September 3.
According to a release from the Maritime Museum of BC, the new space will feature displays that include favourites from exhibits at the previous location in the Nootka Court building on Humboldt Street.
In addition, the museum says that some new models will come out of storage to be on display for the first time in several years.
At this new space on Douglas Street, the museum plans to also showcase rotating feature exhibits that will change out approximately 2 or 3 times a year.
The first feature exhibit available to the public will be the SS Valencia: “A Theatre of Horror” which will run into the fall before a new exhibit is installed.
The new location boasts an interactive exhibit space as well which will feature hands-on exhibits with demonstrations from Museum staff. This space also provides options for presentation-style events, according to the Maritime Museum of BC, which will be available for event rentals.
Onsite at the Douglas Street location will also be a gift shop.
The Maritime Museum notes that it is currently running a fundraising campaign to support the move to the new space with a target goal of $50,000. Donations to the campaign can be made online by clicking here.