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Nanaimo Museum

Museums & Heritage Sites, Accessibility

Things To Do, Arts & Heritage, Museums & Heritage SitesCentral Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 2X1

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • One or more entry points are automated
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Restroom in Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%

Vision

  • Braille/large print signage for all publicly accessible areas
  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Hearing

  • Staff available on request that can communicate using American Sign Language
  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

General

High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
Supporting Programs
  • Business accepts Access2Card (www.access2card.ca)
Learn More

Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson’s Bay Company post built in 1853. Don’t miss the gift shop! Museum Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm