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International Museum Day – The Bastion – Nanaimo

May 18 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm


International Museum Day – The Bastion – Nanaimo

Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 – 4:00 pm

The Bastion opens on May 18 this year to coincide with both Victoria Day weekend and International
Museum Day. As an iconic landmark in “Hub City”, the Bastion is a neat fit for the “Museums as Cultural
Hubs: The Future of Tradition” theme for the day. “It’s instantly recognizable,” says Sophia Maher,
General Manager. “Thanks to some new research into the Hudson’s Bay Company activity here, we’re
excited to include some new stories and perspectives.”

Celebrate international Museum Day by visiting the Nanaimo Museum and the Bastion, and by taking
photos and tagging #nanaimomuseum, #IMD2019, and #CanMuse on social media.

The Bastion will be open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from May long weekend to Labour Day weekend.
Exhibits including artifacts and photos from the building’s 166-year history are open to the public.
Admission is by donation, but will be free on May 18.



May 18
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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The Bastion

98 Front St.


British Columbia

V9R 5H7


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