Ladysmith Museum

Ladysmith Museum Photo: Bob Burgess

CLOSED for the winter. 

Group bookings are available by appointment. Call the museum at 250-245-0423 or send us an email

Admission is free. Leashed well mannered pets welcome. Please note the wheelchair ramp is not available at this time.

The Ladysmith Museum, Gift Shop, Gallery, and Learning Centre is located in the historical downtown Ladysmith at 721 1st Avenue.

SHOP  the Museum is a great gift shop supporting local artists.

The GiftShop is stocked with colourful unique arts and crafts from our local area.

Our permanent displays tell the colourful story of our community’s past. Feature exhibits, a revolving art gallery, and a downstairs Learning Centre makes for a vibrant space where history is relevant today. 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 essential part in the town’s development are represented in the displays.

 Admission is by donation.

Ladysmith Museum

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 Museum Gallery is available for displays and rentals as well as the  Learning Centre, which features a level entrance, bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a blue screen for photography.

The museum is temporarily located in a town-owned building and has a wheelchair-accessible ramp built in 2013 by the Ladysmith Kinsmen.  Thank you to the Town of Ladysmith and 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, and will make every effort to open for special requests for tours during off hours and the off-season.

Our friendly volunteers will happily answer questions and help make your visit an enjoyable and informative experience.

Donations gratefully accepted

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