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*The museum will be closed 25 December 2021 to 19 January 2022.

Admission to the museum is by donation. At this time, we are only taking cash or cheques payable to the Cowichan Historical Society. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $25.

Please note Covid19 protocols below

Thank you for your patience and support.


The Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives are both open, and both have implemented COVID-19 protocols formulated on the advice of the public health authority and backed by science. The Cowichan Historical Society has worked hard to ensure the safest conditions for visitors, staff, volunteers, and partners. We’ve made the health and safety program at our two locations a priority.


Starting September 13, 2021, all visitors 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to visit the Cowichan Museum and Archives. This is a province-wide health order from the Government of BC. ?

  • As of September 13, visitors must have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to visit.
  • Starting October 24, visitors must have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to visit.
  • Visitors must provide proof of vaccination to gain entry.

For more information on how to obtain and show proof of vaccination, please visit the BC Gov webpage.


Please know that, as of August 25, 2021, face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout BC. This applies to all people 12 and older, regardless of vaccination status. For more information on this provincial health order, please visit BC Gov News.

Keeping you safe:

  • Numbers of visitors at one time is limited
  • COVID-19 screening questions for all visitors
  • Adherence to BC Public Health Officer measures re: physical distancing
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • One-way traffic pattern in museum to maintain physical distancing.

Arriving at the Museum you will be asked a series of screening questions:

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Have you felt hot or feverish anytime in the last two weeks?
  • Do you have any of the following symptoms: Dry cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat?
  • Have you experienced a recent loss of smell or taste?
  • Have you been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients, or persons self-isolating because of a determined risk of COVID-19?
  • Have you returned from travel outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
  • Have you returned from Canada from a location affected by COVID-19?

While you are at the Museum we ask you to:

  • wear a mask during your visit
  • use the provided hand sanitizer
  • avoid touching your face
  • cough or sneeze into your sleeve
  • keep everyone in your group together at all times, including children
  • maintain physical distancing
  • avoid touching surfaces


  • Washrooms are closed to visitors at this time
  • Public washrooms are available and are located north of the train station

Contact ~

Email using our secure form

Mailing Address
Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives
P.O. Box 1014
Duncan, BC V9L 3Y2