On long-term display is our permanent exhibition: Visiting the Happy Isle: A Paradise Playground.
The museum’s permanent exhibition, “Visiting the Happy Isle: A Paradise Playground,” illustrates life on Bowen Island during the late-19th and early-20th century. From the island’s first settler to the arrival of the first car ferry, together our images and artifacts tell a rich story of growth and celebration.
Items like the Union Steamship crew personal care station owned by J. Edgar Enbright, the 1914 Thomas A. Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph, and the United Church’s second pump organ help place visitors in Bowen’s early resort days. These objects are enriched by first-hand stories from the men and women who used to frequent Bowen’s famous dance hall, which attracted visitors from all over the province.
Tours of both the permanent and summer exhibitions depart at 1:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.