The Sidney Museum has served the community of Sidney and North Saanich since 1971. Run by the Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums, the museum promotes awareness of local heritage through exhibits, programs, and collections. The permanent collection consists of over 6000 items and the museum also features rotating monthly exhibits. The temporary exhibits include everything from an annual Quilting display, a Teddy Bear Christmas Display, and the famous 3-month long Lego Exhibit. The Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums is a non-profit organization, and the Museum is open to the public by donation.
Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm daily, closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
The Archives hold mainly textual documents and photographs specifically related to the history of Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula. The collection is focused mainly between 1910–1980 although the scope of the collection ranges from 1850 to the present day. The Archives also contain a small library of published material, a collection of oral history transcriptions, and information about heritage properties in the area. The Archives is located at 2440 Sidney Avenue (at the rear of Sidney Town Hall off Third St).
Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Saturday