Summer at Burnaby Village Museum

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It’s a favourite, free, local attraction filled with history, family fun, and learning in a beautiful setting! Now, get ready for summer at Burnaby Village Museum with new activities along with your favourite things to see and do as this 10 acre open air museum celebrates its 50th anniversary.

50th Burnaby Village Museum Summer

Summer at Burnaby Village Museum

  • When: May 7 to September 5, 2022
    • 11:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday, including statutory holidays
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
  • Admission: FREE! Ride the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel for $2.65

This May marks 50 years since the Burnaby Village Museum (“BVM”) opened to the public for its first full year in 1972. They will celebrate the momentous occasion with new exhibits, entertainment and activities, offering visitors an immersive experience of the 1920s village comprising heritage and recreated buildings.

Burnaby Village Museum Summer 2
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What’s New at Burnaby Village Museum

  • We are 50: Explore the Unexpected: This new exhibit will showcase objects rarely seen by the public before.
  • Kids Conservation Lab: Go behind-the-scenes and learn what it takes to be a museum conservator in this interactive exhibit.
  • Anniversary arches: Life-sized arch installations will showcase the museum’s evolving role in the community through the eyes of local artists. To be unveiled late May 2022.
  • Scavenger hunt & giveaways: Pickup your scavenger hunt at the gates and explore conservation projects of all sizes throughout the museum. Special 50th anniversary giveaways available at both gates for opening weekend (May 7 & 8).
  • View through time: Learn the history of the museum’s buildings through photographs and anniversary banners.
  • Explore the carousel gallery and discover the history behind this 100+ year old treasure of the fairgrounds.
  • Museum memory book craft: Design your own keepsake memory book of your visit to the museum.
  • Community day: Join BVM on May 23 for their big anniversary celebration with live music, activities and speeches beginning at 2:00pm.
  • Walking tours: Beginning May 24, you can register and participate in a guided walking tour of the museum. Tours will take place every Tuesday and Saturday at 2:00pm.
Burnaby Village Museum Summer Collage
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“We’re very excited about our anniversary celebrations and hope that Burnaby residents and visitors from all over will celebrate with us,” said Deborah Tuyttens, the museum’s Cultural Heritage Manager. “It’s a great time to look back at the village’s history, but it’s also a great time to look forward,” she said.

The museum has also created a coffee table book titled, Our Stories at 50: Fifty Years at the Burnaby Village Museum to mark this special occasion. Enjoy learning more about the museum in this beautiful anniversary book, available for purchase at the carousel gift shop.

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