A visit to the Pickering Museum Village will be different to keep our visitors and staff safe.  We will be open only for pre-booked programs and tours, at this time there are no drop-in visits.   
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

Registration is available online through links below.  For registration assistance please call 905.683.8401.  Phones are answered Thursday to Saturday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Wednesday and Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Themed Tours (Walking)

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

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. 

Themed tours must be booked in advance.  Register your group of up to 9 people for $60 plus tax (only one registration is required per group). You must choose your tour theme as part of registration process.  

Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.

 

Vaccine Passport not required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

Hallowe'en

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

Hallowe'en

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour ~ Sold Out

Friday, October 29, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

Hallowe'en

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour ~ Sold Out

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

Hallowe'en

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour ~ Sold Out

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, November 5, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, November 12, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, November 19, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Glad Rags and Giggle Juice

Pickering's Past

Anne in Pickering

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, November 26, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, December 3, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour ~ Sold Out

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, December 10, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, December 17, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Monday, December 20, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

11:15 am tour

12:30 pm tour

1:30 pm tour

2:45 pm tour

Friday, December 24, 2021

Choice of 1 of the following themes:

History Detective

Holiday

9:00 am tour

10:15 am tour

Pickering Ghost Walk ~ Sold Out

Take a guided walking 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.

Registration required in advance.  Cost per person is $25 including tax.  The program is 1 hour.  There is a maximum of 9 people in the program.  Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.

Vaccine Passport not required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

6:45 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out  

8:00 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm ~ Sold Out

9:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Thursday, October 28, 2021 ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

6:45 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm ~ Sold Out

9:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Friday, October 29, 2021 ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

6:45 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm ~ Sold Out

9:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Saturday, October 30, 2021 ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

6:45 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:45 pm ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm  ~ Sold Out

8:45 pm ~ Sold Out 

9:00 pm ~ Sold Out 

Pickering Fairy Tour

Pickering's picturesque forest, village, and gardens are home to not only some incredible natural creatures, but also some magical creatures.  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's Fairy Tour is an opportunity to see their world up close.  This event runs during the day in October and is lit up evenings in November.  Book a ticket for your group of up to five people.  Only one ticket is required per group. At the time of registration, please select '1 participant' to book in your group.

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.

If you are looking to unleash your inner fairy, you can also make your very own fairy wand.  The "Wand Workshop" can be purchased separately (see section below).

Registration required in advance.  Program is approximately one hour.  Cost per group is $40 plus tax.  Maximum of 5 people per group.  Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.

 

Vaccine Passport not required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021 ~ Sold Out

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time  ~ Sold Out

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time ~ Sold Out

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time ~ Sold Out

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time ~ Sold Out

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

Sunday, October 31, 2021 ~ Sold Out

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time ~ Sold Out

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time ~ Sold Out

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time ~ Sold Out

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time ~ Sold Out

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

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2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

Thursday, November 4, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time 

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Friday, November 5, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Saturday, November 6, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

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7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Thursday, November 11, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time

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7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Friday, November 12, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm start time

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Saturday, November 13, 2021

4:00 pm to 4:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

4:30 pm to 4:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:00 pm to 5:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

5:30 pm to 5:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:00 pm to 6:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm to 6:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

7:00 pm to 7:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm to 7:55 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out

8:30 pm to 8:55 pm start time

9:00 pm to 9:25 pm start time

Wand Workshop

Unleash you inner fairy or gnome and make your very own magic wand in this fun, hands-on workshop.  Fun for all ages.  Each participant in the workshop must be registered to attend.

The Wand Workshop and Pickering Fairy Tour each require separate registration to participate (see section above for Pickering Fairy Tour).

Registration required in advance, click links below.  Cost per person is $10 plus tax.  The program is 30 minutes.  There is a maximum of 9 people in the program.  Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.

 

Vaccine Passport is required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021 ~ Sold Out

10:00 am ~ Sold Out 

11:00 am ~ Sold Out

1:00 pm ~ Sold Out

2:00 pm ~ Sold Out

3:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Sunday, October 31, 2021 ~ Sold Out

10:00 am 

11:00 am

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Thursday, November 4, 2021

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

6:30 pm

7:30 pm

Friday, November 5, 2021

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021 ~ Sold Out

4:00 pm ~ Sold Out

5:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm ~ Sold Out

Thursday, November 11, 2021

4:00 pm

5:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm

Friday, November 12, 2021

4:00 pm

5:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm

Saturday, November 13, 2021

4:00 pm ~ Sold Out

5:00 pm ~ Sold Out

6:30 pm ~ Sold Out

7:30 pm

Wreath Making Workshop ~ Sold Out

Deck your halls with a lovely evergreen wreath made by you!  Join our Museum Interpreter to use fresh greenery to create your own wreath.  Add in ribbon and natural accents such as pine cones and bittersweet.  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.

Registration required in advance, click links below.  Cost per person is $45 plus tax.  The program is 2 hours.  There is a maximum of 9 people in the program. Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.

 

Vaccine Passport is required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am ~ Sold Out

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 10:00 am ~ Sold Out

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00 am ~ Sold Out

Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10:00 am ~ Sold Out

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm ~ Sold Out

Holly Jolly Christmas Drive Thru Tour

Visit the museum this holiday season and journey into Christmases of the past.  Take our heritage Christmas trivia game with your family and friends, and learn who knows about popular winter traditions the best.  Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came to be and sing along to carols in your own car.  End your tour with a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus!  

Registration required in advance.  This drive thru tour is approximately 45 minutes long.  Cost per vehicle is $20 plus tax.  Click the links below to purchase tickets, please call the museum at 905.683.8401 for ticket assistance.  Only one ticket is required per vehicle. At the time of registration, please select '1 participant' to book in your vehicle.

Vaccine Passport not required for this program.  COVID screening to be completed upon arrival and masks required.

 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time 

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time 

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time 

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time  

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm start time 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time 

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time 

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time 

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time 

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time  

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm start time 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time 

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time 

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time 

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time 

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time  

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm start time 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time 

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time 

 
Sunday, November 28, 2021

10:00 am to 10:25 am start time 

10:30 am to 10:55 am start time 

11:00 am to 11:25 am start time 

11:30 am to 11:55 am start time 

12:00 pm to 12:25 pm start time 

12:30 pm to 12:55 pm start time 

1:00 pm to 1:25 pm start time  

1:30 pm to 1:55 pm start time 

2:00 pm to 2:25 pm start time 

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm start time 

3:00 pm to 3:25 pm start time ~ Sold Out