What’s up at the Surrey Museum

The complete list of Surrey Heritage programs and exhibits for June.

First Class accommodations on the Titanic are recreated at the Surrey Museum's exhibit.


17710 – 56A Avenue





Surrey Museum – Unique artifacts, images and interactive displays in a stunning and modern space that highlights Surrey’s history. Attractive space for programs, 42-seat orientation theatre, changing exhibits. 17710-56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C.  604-592-6956.  Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm. 2012 admission sponsored by Friends Society.  www.surrey.ca/heritage   Follow us @ASurreyMuseum



Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 1912-2012

This exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the infamous luxury liner Titanic. Discover life on board this “Ship of Dreams” as you explore rooms meticulously recreated to represent its 1st and 3rd Class accommodations. Clothing from the collection of the Surrey Museum and fashion historian Ivan Sayers evokes the opulence of the Edwardian Era and early 20th century transatlantic steamship travel. On display to June 12


LEGO: Myths and Muses

From Apollo to Zeus, explore fascinating stories from Greek mythology told with amazing LEGO® creations. The LEGO® Club of Vancouver presents a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters from ancient times.

On display June 30–September 14



Make Believe Birthday Parties

Invite your friends and choose a theme for a unique party at the Museum: pirates, medieval royalty or Egyptian nobles. Must prebook at 604-592-6956.

Saturdays from 2 -4 p.m., $12.50 per child (all ages), birthday child free


Titanic Gentlemen – Tots and their parents learn what it takes to be a gentleman on the ‘Titanic’. Little gentlemen dress up, make a walking stick, and wax a moustache, play shuffleboard and more. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Friday, June 8                11:00am-12noon              1 session $6.50 (3-6yrs)


Titanic Ladies – Tots and their parents learn what it takes to be a lady on the Titanic. Little ladies dress up, make calling cards, enjoy some tea and more. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Friday, June 8                1:00pm–2:00pm               1 session $6.50 (3-6yrs)


Famous Sunken Ships – What went wrong? Read maps like a navigator and go on a geocaching adventure to investigate the hows and whys of many of the world’s most famous shipwrecks, including the Titanic. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, June 9           10:30am-12noon              1 session $9.75 (6-10yrs)


Survivor Kids – The Titanic may not have had enough lifeboats, but kids can learn who escaped the sinking ship and how. Learn survival tips and tricks from history’s most notorious sinkings. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, June 9           1:30pm-3:00pm                1 session $9.75 (6-10yrs)


Father’s Day Tie Card – Make Father’s Day special with a handmade card embellished with a tie made from woven ribbon. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, June 16         1:30pm-2:30pm                1 session $4 (3-6yrs)


Museum Summer Daycamps are Coming! – Museum daycamps help kids explore the world around them through experiments, crafts, projects and exhibits. Kids can discover outer space, Surrey’s train history, ancient mythology, or technology. Call 604-592-6956 for more information on sessions.

Tuesdays-Thursdays, July and August



Teens looking for summer experience? Volunteer as a summer camp assistant at the Surrey Museum. Full training is provided. For more information, please call 604-502-6461.



Held at Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824–32 Ave, Surrey

Getting Around Series – Explore trains, planes, cars and even feet! Find out how Surrey pioneers travelled around Surrey through old-time photos and stories, identify vehicle sounds and dress up, and discover how we move today. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Tuesdays through June 12            10:30am–12noon        6 sessions $58.50, 1 session $9.75 (3-6yrs)




13723 Crescent Road, Surrey





Historic Stewart Farm

Tour the charming restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn and heritage gardens, try old-fashioned crafts, take part in a program or special event, and imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Summer hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturdays & Sundays, 12noon-4pm. Entrance by donation. www.surrey.ca/heritage   Twitter: @StewartFarm1



Father’s Day Open House

All aboard! See live steam-powered and large scale trains from the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club on the grounds of the farm. Make a train theme craft and meet model railroad enthusiasts.

Sunday, June 17


All ages, by donation


Strawberry Tea

Book your group or gather friends to enjoy tea, local strawberries and hand-churned ice cream served on the verandah of the charming heritage farmhouse.  Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

1 session $15 (6yrs+)

Wednesday, June 20-Sunday, June 24



Heritage Summer Daycamps are Coming!

Spend a summer day on the farm doing things the old-fashioned way! Plan a party, go on a nature walk, be a river pirate, farm kid, junior archaeologist and more–there’s a different theme each day! Call 604-592-6956 for more info. Registration is open now.

1 session $22 (7-11yrs)




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