Megan Purcell, Collections Manager at the Museum at Campbell River, will be leading tours of the artifact storage room as part of International Museum Day at the Museum at Campbell River. Museum at Campbell River photo

Campbell River Museum offers tour of artifacts store room for International Museum Day celebration

Also offering refreshments, scavenger hunt and free admission

Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums has coordinated events around the world to celebrate International Museum Day on May 18.

The objective of these celebrations is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.”

The Museum at Campbell River is celebrating International Museum Day again this year.

May 18 is the first day of their summer hours, where the Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

“Two years ago for International Museum Day, we offered tours of the artifact storage room, which were very popular.

“We decided to offer those tours again this year,” says Collections Manager Megan Purcell, who will be leading the tours.

“The Museum’s collection extends well beyond what the public normally sees in the exhibits.

“It’s not often that the public has the opportunity to see some of the artifacts that are not currently on display as part of our exhibits,” explains Purcell. The free tours will be offered from 1 to 3pm.

The Museum will be offering refreshments (from 1-3 p.m.), a scavenger hunt, free admissions, and free gifts for the first 10 people in the Museum Shop.

For more information contact the Museum at Campbell River at 250-287-3103 or go to www.crmuseum.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Campbell River Black Lives Matter protest draws nearly 200

Event in solidarity with movement to end systemic racism

NIC biologist on forefront of marine research

NIC biologist on forefront of marine research NIC biology instructor and marine… Continue reading

Campbell River RCMP issue statement in support of a peaceful rally and against racism

The Campbell River RCMP issued a statement in support of a peaceful… Continue reading

Road maintenance work scheduled for Black Creek and Quadra Island

Spring roadside work will be in progress along Highway 19 A and Granite Bay Road on multiple days

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Most Read