Ladysmith & District Historical Society, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Engage.  Inspire.

The LDHS is a registered non-profit society operated by volunteers that manages the Ladysmith Archives, the Ladysmith Museum, and the Industrial Heritage Site for the Town of Ladysmith.

The Ladysmith and District Historical Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness of Ladysmith and the District’s history and to help preserve its heritage.

Ladysmith Archives and Research Centre


Ladysmith Archives and Research Room is temporarily closed to the public until the risk of COVID-19 is reassessed. In the meantime, our volunteers can help you with your request through email or phone contact.  Located below Tim Horton’s at 1115 1st Avenue, Ladysmith. Phone 250-245-0100.

Ladysmith Museum


The Museum is now open from Saturday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. And Tues-Fri 4-7pm in the month of December.  Admission is free. 250-245-0423.  Located at 721 1st Avenue, Ladysmith. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed. COVID protocols in place.

Industrial Heritage Preservation Group


Work parties are every Saturday from 9 am to noon. COVID-19 precautions in place.  Visitors and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed. Located at 614 Oyster Bay Drive. For details call Shirley Blackstaff at 250-245-3075.


Members host work parties at the Ladysmith Railway Station usually on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. For more information contact Alex Stuart.

We acknowledge the support of the Town of Ladysmith. We acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation whose heritage we honour and respect.

 Become a Member!

  • Individual: $15/year
  • Family: $20/year
  • Corporate: $30/year (includes a link to your webpage)

About Us & Join

Interested in local history? Consider volunteering at either the Museum or the Archives. We look forward to hearing from you!

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