Located 2851 Church Way, Mill Bay
WE HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE MUSEUM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BECAUSE OF THE NEED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Check our website and Social Media for reopening dates.
The Bamberton, Cobble Hill, and Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society – Heritage Museum Partnership
The Bamberton, Cobble Hill, and Mill Bay Malahat Historical Societies formed the Heritage Museum Partnership in early 2017 and worked toward creating a museum from the small white church (formerly Mill Bay United) in Mill Bay. The building and its grounds, complete with a cemetery on the north and south sides, became a South Cowichan Park in 2007, after being donated by the United Church. To bring the property to a standard for public use, the Cowichan Valley Regional District carried out major repairs and upgrades.
The Partnership leased the building from the Cowichan Valley Regional District in 2017, and with the assistance of a BC Canada 150 Grant from the provincial government, has been able to complete the extensive renovations needed to provide a home for local artifacts to be exhibited, and community history to be discovered.
Step back in time to 1919-1929, The Roaring Decade and discover what life was like 100 years ago. This all new exhibit, which includes humorous figures from the Good Old Daze Festival, showcases the economic boom, flapper fashions, rum running and other fascinating events that occurred in this area during the ‘Roaring Twenties’. Bring the whole family, there are activities for all ages with prizes for the kids.
Northbound on Hwy. 1:
Drive past Mill Bay Centre and past the turn-off to Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd. Turn right at the next signal onto Kilmalu Rd. and then immediately right again onto Church Way. The museum is at the end of Church Way.
Southbound on Hwy. 1:
Drive past Hutchinson Rd. and when you get to the Laughing Llama store before the next signal, get in the left turn lane. Turn left onto Kilmalu Rd. and immediately right onto Church Way. Park at the end of Church Way.