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Burnaby Village Museum

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Address: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-297-4565
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s...
Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour.
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Small bu Interesting 'living' museum

Was much more interesting than I expected. Plenty of activities for children, with interactive 'happenings' changing daily. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Lots to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Was much more interesting than I expected. Plenty of activities for children, with interactive 'happenings' changing daily. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Lots to see and do. We were there on a day where many couples were getting married there so even more things to see.

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Kleinmond South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A real treat to wander around this living museum. You need to return a few times to really appreciate all the recreated shops, houses and village life of the 1920's. the staff are helpful, informative and engaging. This attraction is free and is world class. thank you to all who help and work so hard to maintain the heritage of... More 

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Edmonton
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Burnaby Village does a great job of preserving and sharing the city's history. The staff are amazing and the carousel is beautifully restored and worth a ride.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Go all year round. Christmas decorations during December, Haunted House at Halloween and combine with a walk around the lake any other time.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

if you want to destress and clear your mind,goto BVM it takes you back in time,where life was simple and technology didnt exist... what a concept, people actually interact with you face to face... in addition you can choose to do handy things even learn from a true blacksmith,how cool is that!

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Kids enjoyed the school and the tram I liked the ambience of the place. It was cute with a bit of history. The carousel was fun and the individual horses have clearly been lovingly restored. We did eat at the little cafe they have. It was nothing special for meal, but the deserts looked quite good and we enjoyed the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

i didn't expect that museum to be so good before i went there. my classmates and I took the skytrain from chinatown station with our teacher as well. when we arrived at the museum we saw the Vorce tram station . we were very impressed. definitely there was a lot of other things to see also. i thought if my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was my first time and I loved it. Though the admission is free, the museum staff were happy to share with us some good information regarding the village which give me a feeling of how people used to live. My favorite was the 1920s one-room school house, the cinema, music studio and Ice cream shop. I will return during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

When my English teacher told me that we are going to a trip to a 1920 village, I though that it was going to be a boring museum. When we arrived there i felt like i was walking into a 1920s village. The first thing I saw when I went inside the village was a 1912 restored carousel. When I... More 

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our family visited in early August 2015. We chose it because we were in Burnaby for a day and needed something to do, and this was an amazing, low-cost experience! The museum features a collection of buildings and displays from the early days of Burnaby, including a schoolhouse, blacksmith, beautiful working carousel (there's a small fee for this), restored tram,... More 

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