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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum

Here's another facet of life in Victoria I have not explored before. The trim building above is part of a hospital complex put up in the 19th century to care for military personnel. The entire complex now houses the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum. There is a nominal charge/donation for entry and a wealth of well-displayed artifacts and documents relating to the history of the military on this base from its founding in 1865. Arranged in a series of rooms in chronological order, displays and dioramas provide fascinating glimpses of military life from long ago to the present. It's well worth a visit especially if you want to understand Victoria's history and the important role played by the military.


Pedro D. H. said...

cozy looking. good tasty the military had.

JoJo said...

Nice looking museum! My friend's husband is stationed out of Esquimalt.

Anonymous said...

Surely a place, breathing history - beautiful indeed. Please have a good Thursday.

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