RBCM’s Old Town reopening with new approach (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 882-0918

Sam Rich

Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development
Royal BC Museum
250 208-9148


Old Town, RBCM transforming
  • Old Town, part of the former Becoming BC modern history gallery, was closed in January 2022 as work began to engage with communities to share a more comprehensive and diverse telling of B.C.’s story and increase inclusivity at the museum.
  • Since January 2023, the museum has been engaging with communities throughout British Columbia.
  • As of April 15, 26 dialogue sessions have taken place in person and online.
  • More than 1,300 British Columbians participated.
  • Progress updates are available on the museum’s website.
  • The feedback received will inform future development and changes to make exhibits more relevant, inclusive and engaging.
  • Beginning June 2, 2023, RBCM will be extending its open hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.