Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre is Open
Holiday Hours: Our regular hours are 9:30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Over the holidays we will close at Noon on Friday December 24th and reopen on Tuesday January 4th at 9:30 am.
The Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre is now open to the public with new covid19 procedures in place. Physical barriers, social distancing and personal protective equipment are in place to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. Numbers of visitors in the museum building will be limited to 12 people at a time.
Our upstairs gallery space is closed, thus our planned summer exhibit on the history of the arts in the region will not be presented this year. Moss Cottage & the Triangle Island Lighthouse will not be open for tours at this time.
Our grounds are open seven days a week during daylight hours only. There are a variety of outdoor exhibits that can be viewed safely. New online opportunities are being developed. Our photo collection can now be accessed through our website at www.sookeregionmuseum.com . A new online exhibit looking at the role of women in Sooke will be available in the coming year. A new Forestry Trail & Outdoor exhibit featuring our Steam Donkey is in the process of being developed. Some of our existing outdoor exhibits will also be overhauled.
In the short-term, lectures and workshops will be suspended, but we hope to re-establish these in the fall. The Summer Night Light Market will open on Thursday July 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. This will be a stripped-down version of the market with food producers as the focus.
We ask that visitors to the museum maintain social distancing at all times and please do not visit if they are ill with Covid symptoms.