Located in Cloverdale, the Museum of Surrey celebrates the city’s history and people through educational exhibits, galleries and programs. Admission is free.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, local attractions that are open have implemented new safety measures to facilitate social distancing.
As of the fall of 2020, the museum was open Thursdays to Sundays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. To enter the building, guests had to register for a one-hour timeslot online in advance. Masks were mandatory and extra cleaning practices were in place.
As of the end of December, 2020, the museum is now closed. It expects to reopen on February 2, 2021.
The Museum of Surrey (MOS)
The Museum of Surrey is one part of Cloverdale’s interesting Heritage Campus. The main building contains featured exhibits and artifacts, but there are separate heritage buildings to explore as well.
Exhibitions in the main building change periodically. As of January 2020, the featured exhibition in the Museum of Surrey was Nature’s Clothesline which was about the impact clothing had on our planet. The exhibition featured the intricate works of six different textile artists.
Also in the main building is the Surrey Stories Gallery, Textile Centre, Indigenous Hall and more. Free programs are often available too. The Museum of Surrey prides itself in celebrating the city in intriguing and educational ways.
More About the Museum
Heritage buildings outside the museum are the Anderson Cabin from 1872, Town Hall from 1881, and Anniedale School from 1891. Each of these buildings has been preserved and recently restored for public viewing.
The museum itself isn’t something you would drive across the Lower Mainland to see and then go straight home again. It is though a good place to visit while in the area or if you plan on making a day trip out of your journey. We recommend the place. There are a few free museums in Metro Vancouver and this is one of the best.
Where is the Museum of Surrey?
Outside the museum is a plaza where Remembrance Day ceremonies take place on November 11th each year. On the other side of the square is the Surrey Archives building.
Hours and Admission
The Museum of Surrey is open Wednesdays to Saturdays between November 21st and December 31st of 2020. Hours of operation on these days are from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. Hours may vary in the future and be affected, for at least a while, on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Admission to the Museum of Surrey is free for all ages!
To learn more about the venue see the Museum of Surrey‘s website.
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