Pickering Museum Village brings the past to life
April 29, 2011 by Martin
The Pickering Museum Village is a re-creation of an early 19th century Ontario village in which staff dress up in period costume; the village allows the public experience life as it was during those days.
The Pickering Museum Village is located between the villages of Broughham and Greenwood. It is open from June until Labour Day; during June and September the village is only open on weekend, from July until Labour Day it is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Operating times are 10am until 4:30pm and admission costs $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and teens, $3.50 for children between the ages of 4 and 12, and children under 4 are admitted free. When special events are being held at the village the price of admission goes up a dollar. Special events taking place this year include a Mother’s Day Tea and, in honour of the city of Pickering’s 200th anniversary, a Bicentennial Ball. Several bicentennial events will be held at the village during 2011.
The village consists of over 25 historic buildings from the early 1800s. Several old houses have been preserved and are decorated to reflect their times. Other buildings at Pickering Museum Village include a blacksmith, a bandstand, the Log Barn and Oddfellows Hall. There are also several gardens in the village such as the Three Sisters Garden, the Log House Dye Garden and the Collins House Medical Garden.