New Podcast!

In anticipation of The Anne Experience tours, starting in June, we've created The Anne Chronicles podcast. Discover the striking connections between fact and fiction as we explore the world of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her beloved character, Anne Shirley. 

1920s Spotify Playlist 

As you patiently wait for the Roaring 1920s tours, have listen to our curated playlist of 1920s hits!

Educational Presentations

History Mystery Kit - Movies At The Museum
Learn about the movies that were filmed at Pickering Museum Village, in a fun and interactive way!

Pickering and the Underground Railroad
Dive into the history of the Underground Railroad in Pickering.

Heritage Activities

Playing in the past is just a click away. The following printable versions are some of the crafts, heritage games, and recipes that have been kid (and adult) tested over the years at our popular workshops and programs.  NEW! We have just added lots of word searches and other puzzles to keep you entertained!  More to come in the coming weeks.

Puzzles associated with the content found on our Virtual Museum.
The puzzles in this section are based on vocabulary lists from our various education programs.

Puzzles associated with the exhibits found on our Virtual Museum.

Family Fun
Check back here for more puzzles and activities!
Canada Day Trivia

Themed trivia to celebrate Canada Day


Other Fun

The Artifact Collection and Resource Library

Part of our mandate is to make the artifacts, stories, and heritage of Pickering accessible to the public. If you are conducting research on a topic that falls within our museum's time period of 1810 to 1920, we may be able to help!

We have a resource library related to early settler life with books and files ranging from plants, to farm equipment, and everything in between. Materials cannot leave the museum village.

In addition, to primary and secondary resources, our museum has over 10,000 artifacts, including heritage buildings, in our collection. Over half of the museum village's collection is in storage, some of which is rotated out on a seasonal basis as necessary for its conservation and preservation. There are artifacts that are seldom, if ever, on display in the temporary gallery space in the Administration Building, or in the 19 heritage buildings of the living history village. Requests by researchers and students to view items in the collection may be granted on a by-request basis.

To ensure that staff are able to help you with your research, appointments must be made in advance to access the resource library or the collection.