What’s up at the Surrey Museum and Archives

War veterans' stories, a very vintage hair affair and explore the museum after dark


Kids Gallery at the Surrey Museum

Explore the world of sustainable energy from a kid’s point of view in this new interactive gallery. Get your hands on big ideas and green activities as you climb into the tree fort, ride the energy bike, experiment with electricity, and more!



Surrey Remembers

Bring the family for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cloverdale Cenotaph, then come in from the cold for refreshments, films and crafts. At 11:30am join former Royal Canadian Navy Wren Gwen Settle as she shares Cold War secrets.

Wednesday, November 11 9:30am-1:30pm, all ages, by donation

November 14, 1:00pm-4:00pm


Museum After Dark

Combine local wine and tapas with the secrets of the Museum vault for a unique night out. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the “dark things” in our collections then sip and socialize. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

1 session $15 (19yrs+), Thursday, November 19, 6:30pm-9:00pm


Felted Christmas Ornaments

Kids watch the magic happen when they combine colourful wool, soap, water and friction to make their own felted Christmas ornaments. Pre-register at 604-592-6956.

3 sessions $45 (8-12yrs), Thursday, November 19, 4:00pm-6:00pm


Let’s Travel: Japan

Preschoolers create their own Kokeshi doll, take a “walk” through a Japanese garden and enjoy a sushi-inspired snack. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

1 session $11 (3-5yrs) Friday, November 20, 10:30am-12noon


Discovery Saturday: Roaring Twenties

This family event is the bee’s knees! Jazz babies of all ages will enjoy swing dance performances and 1920s music, and make a feathered head piece or snappy bowtie.

Saturday, November 21, 1:00pm-4:00pm, All ages, by donation


Very Vintage: Hair Affair

Learn how to pull off fashionable finger waves, buoyant beehives and Rockabilly rolled bangs from an expert stylist, then capture your new look in our vintage photo booth. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

1 session $18 (12-15yrs), Thursday, November 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm




Curious Tykes: Gold Rush Adventure

Eureka, what a time your child will have in our tent learning about the Gold Rush! Bring your little nugget to pan for gold, trade for supplies and make a shiny craft. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

1 session $11 (3-5yrs), Friday, November 27



17671 – 56 Avenue, Info 604-502-6459



War Veterans’ Stories

Local World War I and II experiences are reignited as we sift through our veterans’ papers, photos, and audio clips. Must pre-register at 604-502-6459.

1 session $10 (all ages)

Saturday, November 14, 11:00am-12noon


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