A visit to the Pickering Museum Village will be different this summer and fall to keep our visitors and staff safe.  We will be open only for pre-booked programs and tours, at this time there are no walk through visits.   As of July 10, 2020 the Region of Durham mandated the use of non-medical masks or face coverings in all commercial establishments, this includes the museum.  Please bring your mask with you.
Time travel couldn't be easier for you or your family. Note:  Schedule is subject to change.
NEW!  Check out the museum from the comfort of home!  Visit our Virtual Museum.  Also check out the word searches, puzzles, and activities on our Resources page.

Events & Programs

You can also view the event calendar for an up-to-date list of events.

Holiday Tour

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.  Tours are 50 minutes in person, and must be booked in advance.  Note:  We will follow current COVID-19 guidelines; group maximums will be observed; and members of the group must be from the same social bubble. Groups have no minimum and can be up to 9 guests.

$50 per booked group (plus tax).  Offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Advanced registration required, call 905.683.8401 or click the links below.

 

Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 am 

Tuesday, December 1 at 10:15 am

Tuesday, December 1 at 11:15 am

Tuesday, December 1 at 12:30 pm

Tuesday, December 1 at 1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 1 at 2:45 pm

 

Wednesday, December 2 at 9:00 am

Wednesday, December 2 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:15 am 

Wednesday, December 2 at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 pm

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:45 pm

 

Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00 am 

Tuesday, December 8 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 8 at 11:15 am

Tuesday, December 8 at 12:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 8 at 1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 8 at 2:45 pm

 

Wednesday, December 9 at 9:00 am ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 9 at 10:15 am 

Wednesday, December 9 at 11:15 am 

Wednesday, December 9 at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, December 9 at 1:30 pm

Wednesday, December 9 at 2:45 pm ~ SOLD OUT

 

Tuesday, December 15 at 9:00 am 

Tuesday, December 15 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 15 at 11:15 am

Tuesday, December 15 at 12:30 pm

Tuesday, December 15 at 1:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 15 at 2:45 pm

 

Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00 am

Wednesday, December 16 at 10:15 am 

Wednesday, December 16 at 11:15 am 

Wednesday, December 16 at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, December 16 at 1:30 pm

Wednesday, December 16 at 2:45 pm

 

Monday, December 21 at 9:00 am

Monday, December 21 at 10:15 am

Monday, December 21 at 11:15 am

Monday, December 21 at 12:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Monday, December 21 at 1:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Monday, December 21 at 2:45 pm ~ SOLD OUT

 

Tuesday, December 22 at 9:00 am 

Tuesday, December 22 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 22 at 11:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, December 22 at 12:30 pm

Tuesday, December 22 at 1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 22 at 2:45 pm ~ SOLD OUT

 

Wednesday, December 23 at 9:00 am ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 23 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 23 at 11:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 23 at 12:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 23 at 1:30 pm ~ SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 23 at 2:45 pm ~ SOLD OUT

 

Thursday, December 24 at 9:00 am

Thursday, December 24 at 10:15 am ~ SOLD OUT

Christmas Drive-Thru Tour 

Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas drive-thru tour.  Journey back through the years to learn how our popular Christmas traditions started.  Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer came to be and when the Christmas carol first started.  End your tour with a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus!  Tickets are timed entry and must be purchased in advance, see links below.  The tour is approximately 35 minutes long.

 

Friday, November 27 at 10:00 am

Friday, November 27 at 12:00 pm

Friday, November 27 at 12:30 pm

Friday, December 4 at 12:00 pm

2021 Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at what we are planning for 2021.  More details to come soon!

 

Roaring 1920s Drive Thru Tour

Early Settler Tour

Fleece to Fibre Workshop

Settler Bushcraft Workshops

Irish Tea & Talk

The Anne Experience

Beginner Weaving Workshop

Kids in the Village Craft Program

Culinary Fridays

1920s Prohibition Escape Room

Barn & Butter Program

Victorian Tea & Talk

Bounty of the Harvest Workshops

Dickens Tea & Talk

Haunted Ghost Walk

Pickering Fairy Tour

Wand Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop

Christmas Drive Thru Tour

Holiday Tour

 

* subject to change