General Admission

General admission is finished for this season and will return in 2023.  

Note:  Schedule is subject to change.

Events & Programs

Registration is available online through links below.  For registration assistance please call 905.683.8401.  Phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and during evening or weekend programs.

September

October

Rebels or Prisoners:  Escape the Cabin

The year is 1837.  The Upper Canada Rebellion has failed, and you and your rebel comrades are on the run from the local authorities.  Remember - treason is a hanging crime these days.  Thankfully, just as the militia are catching up, Mr. Smith offers you refuge in his cabin.  What seems like a blessing at first quickly turns into a nightmare - once inside the cabin, you notice with dread that you have been tricked and locked inside.  You and your group must escape the cabin and regain your freedom before Mr. Smith returns with the militia, and you go from rebels to prisoners.  Good luck - your life may depend on it.

 

This 45 minute escape room can accommodate groups of up to 6 guests.  Levels of difficulty - 2 people (very hard); 3 people (hard); 4+ people (medium/easy).  Perfect for a date night, family fun, or a night out with friends!

 

One ticket is required for a group of up to 6 guests.  Cost is $80 plus tax per group.  Register by clicking the links below or by calling 905.683.8401.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 7, 2022

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 8, 2022

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

7:45 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 13, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 14, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2022

5:30 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 20, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 21, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2022

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 28, 2022

6:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2022

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

7:45 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm

Pickering Ghost Walk

Take a guided tour of the historic village at night and hear stories from the past that still haunt us today.  Learn about paranormal investigations that have found evidence of spirits and ghosts, and hear stories of past tragedies that actually took place in Pickering's past.

Recommended for ages 12+.  Cost per person is $25 including tax.  To register, click the dates and times below or call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.

Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground.  The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather. 

 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

7:00 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:15 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm ~ only 1 ticket remaining

Thursday, October 6, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm

Friday, October 7, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 8, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 13, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 14, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2022

7:00 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 20, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 21, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Friday, October 28, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2022

7:00 pm

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:15 pm

8:45 pm

Pickering Fairy Tour 

Pickering's picturesque forest, village and gardens are home to not only some incredible natural creatures, but also some magical ones.  Locate and visit a series of whimsical fairy, elf, and gnome homes scattered in the village and forest and learn about the history and folklore of the magical creatures of the forest.  Pickering Fairy Tour is an opportunity to see their world up close.  This event runs during the day in October and also is lit up evenings in November.  The Fairy Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length.  Arrival times are in blocks, similar to a fast pass.

Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground.  The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather. 

Add the Fairy Workshop to the end of your tour to unleash your inner fairy or gnome and make your very own fairy or gnome house in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Book a ticket for your group of up to six people for the Fairy Tour, only one ticket is required per group.  Cost per group for the Fairy Tour is $40 plus tax.  Add the Fairy Workshop after your tour for $10 plus tax per person. To register, click the dates and times below or call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.

 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:00 am Fairy Workshop

 

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:30 am Fairy Workshop

 

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Sunday, October 16, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:00 am Fairy Workshop

 

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:30 am Fairy Workshop

 

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Sunday, October 23, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:00 am Fairy Workshop

 

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:30 am Fairy Workshop

 

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Sunday, October 30, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:00 am Fairy Workshop

 

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

11:30 am Fairy Workshop

 

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival time for Fairy Tour

12:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

November

Pickering Fairy Tour 

Pickering's picturesque forest, village and gardens are home to not only some incredible natural creatures, but also some magical ones.  Locate and visit a series of whimsical fairy, elf, and gnome homes scattered in the village and forest and learn about the history and folklore of the magical creatures of the forest.  Pickering Fairy Tour is an opportunity to see their world up close.  This event runs during the day in October and also is lit up evenings in November.  The Fairy Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length.  Arrival times are in blocks, similar to a fast pass.

Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground.  The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather. 

Add the Fairy Workshop to the end of your tour to unleash your inner fairy or gnome and make your very own fairy or gnome house in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Book a ticket for your group of up to six people for the Fairy Tour, only one ticket is required per group.  Cost per group for the Fairy Tour is $40 plus tax.  Add the Fairy Workshop after your tour for $10 plus tax per person. To register, click the dates and times below or call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.

 

Friday, November 4, 2022

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:30 pm to 3:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Saturday, November 5, 2022

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:30 pm to 3:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Sunday, November 6, 2022

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

2:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

3:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour 

3:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:30 pm to 3:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Friday, November 11, 2022

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:30 pm to 3:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

Saturday, November 12, 2022

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

3:30 pm to 3:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

4:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

5:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

6:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

7:30 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm Fairy Workshop

 

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm arrival time for Fairy Tour

1830s Apprentice Cook

Spend the day with a heritage cook!  Travel back to the smells, tastes, and textures of the 1830s using seasonal ingredients from Upper Canada.  Join our costumed heritage cook to prepare an 1830s-inspired three-course meal in our hearth, and then enjoy the fruits of your labour in the museum's 1830s-era log cabin.

Bring an apron, or pre-order one of ours!

Recommended for ages 16+.  Cost per person is $95 including tax.  To register, click the date and time below or call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 ~ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Swag Making Workshop

Deck your halls with a lovely evergreen swag-made by you!  Join our Museum Interpreter to use fresh greenery to create your own swags (two).  Add in ribbon and natural accents such as pine cones and bitter sweet.  Learn some history about the materials and how they were used for holiday decorating in the past.  This program is completed outdoors, so come dressed for the weather.  Bring your family and friends for a creative and fun workshop, just in time for the holidays.

Recommended for ages 16+.  Cost per person is $45 plus tax.  To register, click the date and time below or call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.

Saturday, November 12, 2022 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 12, 2022 ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2022 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2022 ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 19, 2022 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday, November 19, 2022 ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2022 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2022 ~ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A Storybook Christmas & Polar Plushie Workshop

Pickering Museum Village presents:  A Storybook Christmas!  Follow along in your very own keepsake storybook as you explore the village like never before.  Guests of all ages will find themselves immersed in the holiday season with music, crafts, trivia, hot apple cider, treats, and more.  And don't forget - no visit would be complete without a visit from the man in red himself!

Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground.  The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather.

Tickets are timed entry for A Storybook Christmas.  You may arrive between the times listed on your registration.  Tours start every 5 minutes.  The tour is between 60 minutes and 90 minutes in length.  Book a ticket for your group of up to 6 guests for $40 plus tax.  Only one ticket is required per group (register only 1 participant when it asks for seats required).

 

Unleash your inner elf as you step into the PMV workshop and become an expert toymaker!  Create your very own stuffed plush polar bear toy, and even design a t-shirt for them to wear home.  What better way to complete your A Storybook Christmas visit than with bringing a new friend to life?

The Polar Plushie Workshop and A Storybook Christmas each require separate registration to participate.  If adding a Polar Plushie Workshop to your A Storybook Christmas visit, it is recommended to a time before your A Storybook Christmas starts (1/2 hour before your start time).  The Polar Plushie Workshop is $25 including tax per person participating.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:00 am Polar Plushie Workshop

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:30 am Polar Plushie Workshop

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

Sunday, November 27, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:00 am Polar Plushie Workshop

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:30 am Polar Plushie Workshop

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

December

A Storybook Christmas & Polar Plushie Workshop

Pickering Museum Village presents:  A Storybook Christmas!  Follow along in your very own keepsake storybook as you explore the village like never before.  Guests of all ages will find themselves immersed in the holiday season with music, crafts, trivia, hot apple cider, treats, and more.  And don't forget - no visit would be complete without a visit from the man in red himself!

Please note this walking tour includes gravel pathways and uneven ground.  The tour takes place outdoors and will only be rescheduled in the instance of dangerous weather.

Tickets are timed entry for A Storybook Christmas.  You may arrive between the times listed on your registration.  Tours start every 5 minutes.  The tour is between 60 minutes and 90 minutes in length.  Book a ticket for your group of up to 6 guests for $40 plus tax.  Only one ticket is required per group (register only 1 participant when it asks for seats required).

 

Unleash your inner elf as you step into the PMV workshop and become an expert toymaker!  Create your very own stuffed plush polar bear toy, and even design a t-shirt for them to wear home.  What better way to complete your A Storybook Christmas visit than with bringing a new friend to life?

The Polar Plushie Workshop and A Storybook Christmas each require separate registration to participate.  If adding a Polar Plushie Workshop to your A Storybook Christmas visit, it is recommended to a time before your A Storybook Christmas starts (1/2 hour before your start time).  The Polar Plushie Workshop is $25 including tax per person participating.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:00 am Polar Plushie Workshop

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:30 am Polar Plushie Workshop

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2022

10:00 am to 10:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

10:30 am to 10:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

11:00 am to 11:25 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:00 am Polar Plushie Workshop

11:30 am to 11:55 am arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

11:30 am Polar Plushie Workshop

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

12:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

1:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:00 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

 

2:30 pm Polar Plushie Workshop

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm arrival for A Storybook Christmas

Year Round

#Museum2U Guest Speaker Presentations

Let us share the magic of our local history with you and your group through an entertaining, interactive presentation.  We invite you to come to the Pickering Museum Village or have our staff come to you!  Presentations can be provided in classrooms, dining halls, lounges, or gymnasiums.  During COVID-19 we can also come to you virtually!  Contact us at 905.683.8401 or PMVbookings@pickering.ca to book your presentation.

 

Presentations are 1 hour in length.  Virtual presentations cost $75.  In person presentations cost $135.  Mileage costs will apply for locations outside of Pickering.

 

The following will provide you with a brief description of each program or presentation:

 

Bonnets and Daycaps and Hats:  Oh My!
The museum's Costumer will take you on a slide show tour of the various kinds of headgear worn by women and men in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.  As well as discussing hats, she will also look at hairstyles since the two are closely related.
Funeral Follies
We put the fun in funerals... no, seriously!  Learn the origins of, "saved by the bell", why we still often wear black, why mirrors and clocks were shrouded, the beginning of the funeral parlour, and the mysteries of mortuary photographs and hair jewelry.  Our Interpreter will come dressed in full Victorian mourning attire to discuss the stages of mourning, along with our slide show.  You'll likely laugh, but you won't cry.
Heritage Gardening
Our Interpreter will take you on a slide show tour of our many authentic heritage gardens, discussing the development of rural gardens in Upper Canada from survival gardens to the more leisured pursuit of ornamental plantings.
Rural Runway 1810-1910
We'll take you on a clothing journey through time.  Compare your personal style with the fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries as PMV's Costumer shares images and vintage clothing samples as she discusses changing men's and women's styles over time, and what was happening in the world to cause the change of fashion.
Victorians' Secrets:  An OVERview of UNDERwear
Curious about what made the Civil War era skirt stand our like a bell?  Or how the giant bustle is supported?  Our Costumer will reveal all (in a slide show) the secrets of just how ladies achieved their silhouettes in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
 Guided Tours 2022

Join us for a 45 minute in-person walking tour of the museum.  Book a tour time for your group of up to 9 people.  A variety of themes to choose from seasonally:

Themes

Anne in Pickering ~ People the world over have fallen in love with L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.  And our museum has been the film location for movies and television shows about the books.  What were adoption and views on education for women really like for Canadians like Anne?  We'll explore parts of the books and screen adaptations alongside real life in this 45 minute tour.

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice ~ Step back into the 1920s when glad rags were party clothes and giggle juice was illegal booze.  Find out how the locals were dealing with prohibition, what they were doing for fun (and how they got their hands on giggle juice), and how Pickering's Bert Harvey was contributing to the music scene in North America.

History Detective ~ With your Museum Interpreter's help, complete a series of riddles, hidden object challenges, and other puzzles in order to fill your bingo card as you journey through a few of the museum's buildings.  Bring your cell phone to take plenty of selfies on your journey!  This fun theme is designed specifically for children and families.

Pickering's Past ~ From First Nations to the initial influx of American settlers, explore Pickering's roots!  Find out what it was like to start all over in a new land.  Your Museum Interpreter can adapt and customize to meet your group's needs and interests!

Hallowe'en ~ Today we put a carved pumpkin on the porch, dress up and trick or treat for candy, but Hallowe'en has deep roots.  Come out and learn why we make jack'o'lanterns, wear costumes and masks, and about more of the customs related to October 31.  Come in costume if you like!  Available only in October.

Holiday ~ Come out and discover the seasonal beliefs of the First Nations Little Spirit Moon, early Scottish and Welsh settlers, and the Victorians who brought us many of the traditions we celebrate at Christmas. Available starting late November. 

 

Guided tours must be booked a week in advance.  Register your group of up to 9 people for $60 plus tax. You must choose your tour theme as part of registration process.  

Please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for assistance.