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Public Tours, Programs & Workshops

There is so much to explore at the Pickering Museum Village. We offer a number of tours, programs and workshops to get you on your way! Discover the options available for members of the public or school groups.

Interpretive Public Tours

During the regular operating season, guests will enjoy interpretation by costumed staff and volunteers at each of PMV's heritage buildings and gardens. Learn about Pickering's past, from early settlement to 1920 as you move through the site in a multi-sensory tour that promises to be memorable. Do you have children in your group? Ask about signing out a History Mystery Kit full of puzzles, artifact activities, games, and a special mystery to solve as you enjoy your tour.

History in Action Saturdays

In addition to the standard interpretive tour, get your hands on history every Saturday in June, July, and August to see, and even try a different heritage demonstration each week. Ice Cream Making is always a standard on these Saturdays! Check out further details on extra demonstrations (activities are subject to change).

Outreach Programs

Can't make it to the Village? We will come to you! Our various outreach programs are designed for groups of 20 people or more. These Heritage-to-Go programs are adaptable and suitable for life-long learners of all ages and interest.

Group Tours

Our knowledgeable costumed interpreters offer group tours for groups of 12 people and up. These tours are available between April and December and must be booked in advance. A variety of themes are available for life-long learners of ages and interests.

Workshops

Our staff and volunteers offer a variety of workshops specially designed for children and adults. These are offered seasonally or by appointment, please see our Leisure Guide for information on workshops, themed teas and Summer Solstice or Harvest Suppers.

Accessibility

Although the buildings are wheelchair accessible, the village grounds are uneven and do not have sidewalks. Please notify a staff member of your accessibility concerns when booking so that we can make the necessary arrangements to accommodate you.