Visitors to Burnaby Village Museum can explore thirty heritage and replica buildings ranging from residences to businesses filled with artifacts, exhibits and photographs.
Step back into the 1920's to a bustling tram stop community along the B.C. Electric interurban railway at the Burnaby Village Museum. This ten acre Museum encompasses over thirty heritage and restored buildings (map) ranging from log cabins of the first settlers to residential houses, to local businesses (including a general store, barber shop, bakery, drugstore, Chinese herbalist, bank, blacksmith, church, newspaper and schoolhouse). There is also a restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel (accompanied by music from the 1925 Wurlitzer band organ) and the Interurban Tram #1223 which was once part of the Interurban Tram system which operated in Burnaby until the 1950's.
The Burnaby Village Museum was opened on November 19, 1971. Since then, several more buildings have been moved into the site or built to mirror their historic replicas. The unique heritage buildings and artifacts inside the Burnaby Village Museum include, Tom Irvine's House (a 1911 Bachelor's house), the Vorce Tram Station (the original 1911 Burnaby Lake Interurban Line station), Elworth (the Bateman family home built in 1922), "Old Curly" Locomotive (the oldest surviving steam locomotive in British Columbia which was used in the 1880s to help build the Canada Pacific Railway), Bell's Dry Goods (a 1922 dry-goods business run by Flora and William Bell), Seaforth School (a 1922 schoolhouse) and the Jesse Love Farmhouse (a 1893 farmhouse owned by the Love family). This faithfully recreated Village provides visitors with the opportunity to see what life was like in the 1920's as the buildings are filled with period artifacts, exhibits, photos and scrapbooks as well as costumed interpreters.
The Burnaby Village Museum also hosts several special events throughout the year including a Spring Break scavenger hunt, Victoria Day and Canada Day celebrations, fall fairs, a Halloween Haunted Village and Heritage Christmas.
Offering a historic locale to explore and experience, the Burnaby Village Museum is a place for all all ages. Open daily in the summer months and periodically throughout the year for special events, the Museum offers visitors the chance to peek back into the 1920's when communities were built around major transportation hubs such as Interurban Tram stops. Explore Burnaby's heritage at the Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel!
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