Alberni Valley Museum


“this is one of Vancouver Island’s best community museums” – Lonely Planet

Located in the heart of Port Alberni, the Alberni Valley Museum, reflects the richly diverse past of the area, with a large collection of artefacts linked to First Nations culture, local and industrial history, and folk art. The Alberni Valley Museum uses a unique Visible Storage system to make the entire collection available to the visitor at all times — along with the information, in easy to use catalogue books. The Museum presents an exciting and varied program of temporary exhibits each year, plus we offer challenging hands-on school programs and a range of public programs. There is something for everyone to discover, or rediscover, at this impressive local museum.

You can visit us virtually as well! Click on the front door below to “enter” the Museum and enjoy our virtual tour!



Groups (10 or more people) must book in advance. Please call us at 250-720-2863 to book a gallery time, arrange a group visit, or if you require any further information.

The Museum Shop is open. Click here for details!

The Alberni Valley Museum has created some fantastic videos, showcasing museum artefacts, exhibits, and the stories behind them. Each video features an accompanying craft to make at home! Please visit to view these videos and check out the crafting ideas!


Alberni Valley Museum
4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni BC  V9Y 3Y6
Information: 250-720-2863
Email: [email protected]

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm.
Closed Statutory Holidays.

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We are wheelchair accessible on the main floor