The Museum is located in historical downtown Ladysmith at 721 1st Avenue.
We offer a comprehensive view of our town’s history from its inception around 1900 to the present. Many displays guide the visitor through the cultural, educational, medical, business and industrial development of Ladysmith. Artifacts relating to the mining and lumbering industries and the railway that played such an important part in the town’s development are at the centre.
Effective, May 23, 2017, the Ladysmith Museum is open from 12 – 4 pm on Tuesday thru Saturday.
Admission is by donation.
Ladysmith Museum’s unique angle on history is that it tries to focus on women’s contribution to the development of the Town. We feature a number of “Ladies of Ladysmith” from different areas of life. Our “Store” area, modelled on some famous local landmarks like the Knights Store and the Ladysmith Trading Company, show some unique items.
Fully wheelchair accessible.
Our Story Wall is filled with historical and interesting clips about serious events as well as some amazing and surprising facts that happened here. We display the historical wooden 49th parallel Town marker as well as a numbered re-curve bow by controversial local Art Williams, aka the “Wizard of Ladysmith.” A miniature Victorian home and some children’s toys will appeal to others.
The Ladysmith & District Historical Society Museum is partnering with the Ladysmith Maritime Society Harbour Heritage Centre in offering educational programs for student groups. For more information or to request a field trip please fill in the BOOKING FORM and email to: info@lmsmarina.
To obtain a booking form please click on the button where you can also view all 3 Field Trips as well as teacher instructions.
A confirmation email will be sent to you upon booking. If you do not receive a message within one week of your booking, please email or call the Ladysmith Maritime Society at 250-245-1146 and ask for or leave a message for Debbie. Thank you!
The museum is located in a temporary building recently purchased by the town and has a wheelchair-accessible ramp built in 2013 by the Ladysmith Kinsmen. Thank you to the Ladysmith and District Credit Union for their generous donation of the use of the building in the past.
We have a community display area, feature a school educational program, house a ‘geo-cash’ and will make every effort to open for special requests for tours during off hours and the off-season. The museum will be open for Light Up and Old Time Christmas as before.
Our friendly volunteers will be happy to answer questions and help make your visit an enjoyable and informative experience.
Donations gratefully accepted