Ticketed Programs

Mother's Day Tea 

You are cordially invited to a very special Mother’s Day celebration at the Museum! Join us for high tea complete with homemade treats from PMV”s own kitchen! Enjoy springtime in the Village by exploring the Museum before or after your tea.  $27.50 + tax/person

Saturday May 11 at 12pm and 2:30pm
Sunday May 12 at 11 am, 1:15 pm and 3:30 pm


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Pickering's Roaring '20s Tea & Talk - Cancelled

Step into the Roaring 1920s with us! Despite voting itself dry for decades, Pickering was anything but dry in the era of Prohibition! Join us for tea (it’s prohibition, after all), a scone and a sweet, while our Museum Interpreter gives you the straight goods on bootlegging and life in Pickering in the Jazz Age. $37.50 + tax/person

Saturday April 20 at 1:30 pm and 3 pm
Sunday April 21 at 1:30 pm and 3 pm


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Retro Recipes (7 sessions) May 5 to November 10

Everything old is new again in this baking program seriesWe’ll take grandmother’s recipes (and older ones, too) and give them a modern twist for today’s busy lifestyleDiscover the yummy flavours of the past and find some new favourites to surprise your friends and familyThe best partEnjoying what you’ve made at the end and taking home the leftoversBring your own apron or pre-order one of our PMV-themed aprons to keep as a souvenir. 
$135 + tax/per person/7 sessions



May 5, Rhubarb  

June 2, Strawberries  

July 7, Raspberry / red currant  

August 11, Peaches / plums  

September 8, Apples /Pears 

October 6, Pumpkin  

November 10, Christmas baking 


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Escape the Cabin 12+ (Escape Room)

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. 60 min. $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people


Fridays (May, June) at 5:30 pm 

Fridays (July, August) at 2 pm and 5:30 pm


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Bootlegger's Escape 12+ (Escape Room)

Rumour has it that an illegal speakeasy is operating at the Brougham Hotel. Assemble your detective team to see if you can uncover the bootlegger’s secrets and find the hidden moonshine before times runs out. This 60 minute escape room will transport you back in time to the prohibition era - perfect for families, couples and friends!  

Please note the escape room can accommodate groups up to 6 guests. The difficulty level is dependent on the group size. The price for this program is per time slot. $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people


Wednesdays (May, June) at 5:30 pm 

Wednesdays (July, August) at 2 pm and 5:30 pm


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Escape the Outbreak: Cholera Catastrophe 12+ (Escape Room)

In the summer of 1854, a deadly cholera epidemic swept through Canada, leaving behind a trail of devastation. In this immersive escape room, players will be transported back in time and will be tasked with the most important role of all: finding a cure. Rumor has it that a government agent has stolen important research that may stop the epidemic in its tracks. Act quickly, before everyone’s time runs out, including your own! $85 + tax/ group up to 6 people


Thursdays (May, June) at 5:30 pm 

Thursdays (July, August) at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Saturdays (May - August) at 1 pm and 3:30 pm


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Ice Cream Social 5+

People of all ages will flip their lid for this ice cream bonanza! Step into the PMV diner for this 1950s-inspired program, where you will learn how to create your very own handmade ice cream. As if that isn’t nifty enough – check out our sundae bar to jazz up your delicious creation. Don’t forget to explore the Museum’s buildings and exhibits afterwards.  

Each session is 60 minutes long. One ticket is required for each person attending (not required for infants)Please note, this is not a drop off program. $15.50 + tax/person


Thursdays (May, June) at 3:30 pm and 5 pm

Thursdays (July, August) at 12 pm and 2:30 pm

Fridays (May - August) at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Saturdays (May - August) at 12 pm and 2:30 pm


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Little Sprouts 3 - 7 years

Explore PMV’s garden spaces in this interactive program. All about the magic of plants, this programwill have you and your little ones engaging in all sorts of engaging outdoor activities. Expect to go home with dirty hands (and maybe a newfound green thumb)! $15.50/child

This is not a drop-off program, parent supervision is required.


Wednesdays (May - August) at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

Sundays (May - August) at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm


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Junior Blacksmith 7 - 13 years 

Become an apprentice blacksmith in this exciting heritage program, where you will create your very own metal dinner triangle to take home. Learn the tips and tricks of the trade, all while learning about the history of our community. Perfect for kids, this program is creative, hands-on and most importantly, fun! Afterwards, explore all the interactive exhibits in the new Greenwood Blacksmith Shop. Fasten on a carriage wheel, try your hand at the bellows, and more. Program is 60 minutes in length. $15.50/child 

This is not a drop-off program, parent supervision is required.


Wednesday (May, June) at 3:15 pm and 5 pm
Wednesday (July, August) at 12:15 pm and 2 pm

Saturdays (May - August) at 12 pm and 2 pm


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PMV Kidz Club! 6 - 12 years 

While the parents are away, the kids will play! This day-camp style program includes games, a craft, outdoor play, snack time, and a chance to explore the Museum.  Choose from one of three exciting themes: Heritage Heyday, Super Science, or Fantastic Fairy Tales. Everyone will love this interactive, playful program that gives both kids and parents a break! 

 $28/child/ 4 hour program

This is a drop-off program. Cost is per child. Please advise our booking coordinator if your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies. 

Sundays (May - August) at 11 am to 3 pm


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Kids Create! 6 - 12 years 

Bring out your artistic side in this engaging craft program where all participants will walk away with their very own unique creation! Enjoy a new project every week – there is something for everyone! $15.50/child


Thursdays (May, June) at 2:45 pm
Thursdays (July, August) at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm
Fridays (May, June) at 4:45 pm
Fridays (July, August) at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm


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New! Family Fun Fridays 4+  

Join us at the Museum for a night of family fun! Complete with games and activities that the whole family will love - this program is the perfect night out! 

$35.50/group up to 4 people 


June 7th theme - Summer Solstice  

July 5th theme - Camp PMV


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New! Roarin' Race! 8+

Adventure your way through each year of the roaring’ 20’s! Through a series of interactive games, puzzles and challenges, your group will explore the Museum in a brand-new way. Perfect for family fun, this program is the bees knees!  

$85/group up to 6 people


Wednesdays (July, August) at 12:30 pm and 3 pm 

Saturdays (June - August) at 11:30 am and 2:15 pm


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New! Race to Rebel 8+

In this active and adventurous program, participants will have to think quickly on their feet as they go through a day in the life of1837 Pickering. The idea of rebellion is thick in the air, and you will have to decide where you stand. Rebel? Loyalist? Neutral? Find your own place in history in this interactive, village-wide program that will put all your skills to the test! 

$85/group up to 6 people


Fridays (May, June) at 3:15 pm 
Fridays (July, August) at 1pm and 3:15 pm 

Sundays (June - August) at 1 pm and 3:15 pm


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Roots to Rebellion Exhibit Opening - Free Event 

Join us at the museum for the grand opening of our new Roots to Rebellion exhibit and launch of a new piece of public art.  Join Millie as she shows you what it was like in Pickering in the 1830s. Learn about early settlement, Black history and the Rebellion of 1837. Families can try plowing a field, building a fence and explore our augmented reality artifacts and animated content.  


See how Artist Georgia Fullerton turned a historic wagon into an exciting contemporary artwork that explores the themes of the Roots to Rebellion exhibit. 


For this free grand opening event, refreshments will be provided as well as games, activities for families, and a special souvenir to take home. 


Funding for this project has been provided by the Government of Canada Museum Assistance Program Digital Access to Heritage ($212,000.00) and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation ($50,000.00).



Blacksmith Apprentice Workshop 6-hour program 16+

Step into the historic Greenwood Blacksmith Shop and become an apprentice for the day! Led by a professional blacksmith, this heritage program will teach you the tips and tricks of the trade. Learn several different metal-working techniques and walk away with your very own handmade item! As this program does utilize the forge, it is appropriate for ages 16+
$142 + tax/person/ 6 hour program


Saturday June 8th at 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday June 9th at 10 am to 4 pm


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PMV Paints 12+

Bring out your artistic side in this hands-on art program, hosted in one of our beautiful historic buildings. Led step-by-step by a painting pro, you will walk away with your very own work of art! Perfect for date night, girls night (or just an excuse to treat yourself)! $32/person/ 2hr program

Friday, May 31 at 6:30 pm      

Friday, June 21 at 6:30 pm

Friday, September 13 at 6:30 pm

Friday, November 8 at 6:30 pm


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NEW! Quilt a Coded Message 16+

Many enslaved people found freedom in Canada through the Underground Railroad. Codes on quilts helped direct them north. Join our Museum Interpreter to make a quilted potholder in this one-day learn-to-quilt workshop. You'll learn the hidden meanings of a simple quilt pattern still in use today, and what it meant for freedom seekers along with your new skill! Bring your own lunch for this full-day program.

 $95 + tax/person



Saturday June 15th at 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday June 16th at 10 am to 4 pm


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NEW! Beginner Felting 16+

Spinning wool and needlework were everyday skills in the log home. Come out to learn the tricks and artistry of felting in this one-day workshop. You’ll felt a picture to take home! $95 + tax/person

Saturday July 13th at 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday July 14th at 10 am to 4 pm


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Pickering Paranormal Tour 12+

Join us at Pickering’s picturesque waterfront, where not everything is as it seems. Led by a PMV guide, guests will step back in time to explore the darker side of Pickering’s past. Hear tales of infamous criminals, supernatural occurrences, aneven explore a historic local cemetery by lantern-light. Warning - not for the faint of heart! $23.50 + tax/person


Thursdays (July, August) at 9:15 pm


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Blacksmith Jewelry Making Workshop 

Turn something old into something new and beautiful in this creative, hands-on heritage skills program. Create your very own hand-made piece of metal jewelry and learn about the lives and jobs of blacksmiths and metal workers. You may even create the perfect holiday gift for that special someone! $35.50 + tax/person


Saturday June 15 and November 2 at 10 am to 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Sunday June 16 and November 3 at 10 am to 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


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New! Woodworker's Apprentice Workshop - Charcuterie Board 16+

Join our Museum Interpreter in the woodshop to make your own charcuterie board. Learn the basic skills of woodworking, from selecting and cutting your piece of wood to sanding and finishing your charcuterie board for use in your kitchen (or as a gift). Along with your charcuterie board, you’ll take home a jar of food safe wax to care for your creation. 
$71 + tax/person


Saturday July 6 and August 3 at 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday July 7 and August 4 at 1 to 4 pm


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New! Woodworker's Apprentice Workshop - Sign making 16+

Join our Museum Interpreter in the paint shop to make a rustic front door sign for your homeLearn the basic skills of woodworking and stenciling, from selecting your piece of wood to sanding, stenciling and sealing your sign.  
$71 + tax/person


Saturday July 20 and August 17 at 1 pm to 4 pm

Sunday July 21 and August 18 at 1 to 4 pm


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NEW! Museum2U Seniors Programs

Glad Rags & Giggle Juice 

Step into the Roaring 1920s with us! Despite voting itself dry for decades, Pickering was anything but dry in the era of Prohibition! You provide the tea (it’s prohibition, after all) and the meeting space. We’ll supply the artifacts, and the straight goods on bootlegging in this new Tea & Talk outreach program.


Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.

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Fairy Lore, Enchanted Doors

Travel the world through fairies and fairy culture in this enchanting program. Our Museum Interpreter with share stories of wee folk from many countries, along with inspiring images of fairy houses, doors and windows crafted by museum volunteers. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own enchanted entryway!


Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.


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NEW! Do You Remember? 

We’ll bring a selection of mystery artifacts for folks to identify and to stimulate memories and conversation in this story-sharing programChoose from a variety of themes available: Chores, What’s for Dinner, On the Farm, and Leisure Time


Museum2Seniors Programs are $175/per group up to 25 people.

To book, email pmvbookings@pickering.ca or call 905.683.8401.


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For 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.