R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum
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R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum
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Dinner Theaters • Children's Museums • History Museums
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R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is located on the east side of Salmon Arm at 751 Highway 97 B, it is the Shuswap's largest heritage destination. It welcomes visitors from far and wide to discover how the early settlers and pioneers of the Shuswap lived. Set on 40 acres of the prettiest farmland in the Shuswap, the site comprises 24 buildings that are either replicas or originals and over 30 exhibits, including the original 1910 Haney House. Your admission includes access to the Heritage Village and Museum, Children's Discovery Centre & Outdoor Play Area, Sprig of Heather restaurant, walking trails, daily activities and tours. A must-see is our very popular Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Production. You can enjoy a home-cooked meal and live theatre every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening in July and August. Seating is limited. Some of the best memories are made at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, and a visit from May through September is well worth the trip!
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Ed N
Delta, Canada1,828 contributions
What a hidden gem of an attraction!!! Though not the size of Barkerville, this attraction is well kept up and ever expanding and growing, There were onsite actors who would explain their exhibits -which enhances the the entire experience. My wife and I left this attraction gaining a better understanding what life would have been like in Salmon Arm at the beginning of the 20th Century. But when we there, there so few there. What a shame.

If you do have the time, don't just drive by. Please drive in and take a look for yourself; especially if you live locally. You will not be disappointed.
Written August 8, 2021
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Nicole N
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Family
The family enjoyed this small museum. It took us a couple hours to go through it. To make it better they could have had a coffee shop with pastries open. The restaurant is only open on certain days and we did not know this. The scavenger hunt for the older kids was a great way to get them engaged. The whole place is really clean and well kept. They make you put on hand sanitizer if you choose to visit the store. This is post Covid.
Written August 4, 2022
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Doug A
Salmon Arm, Canada2 contributions
Friends
My wife attended the most interesting display at the Museum gallery nestled in a beautiful setting. We then walked through the forest that goes over bridges and along a creek.
Next we had a wonderful lunch at the Sprig of Heather Restaurant. Great food and service. All in Heritage Village setting of numerous displays and exhibits. Well worth a visit.
Written August 8, 2022
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Vega B
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Family
My husband and daughter were jogging and came upon this sight without seeing signs of paying dues to be on the property. A staff member, Bruce approached them and accused them of lying and being being deliberately evasive. My husband came back later to contribute $20 to being on the lane for the 5 minutes. Upon talking to the supervisor, Susan, she excused and defended Bruce’s behaviour. She said hundreds of people do this all the time, so she’ll treat every individual as being deceitful. So much for being a good person and a decent business owner. These people definitely do not have people skills to be in the tourism industry. We have friends camping in this area year after year and will not recommend this “attraction” and will definitely be giving a review on every sight about their shameful behaviour.
Written August 1, 2021
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gondwanaCanada
Salmon Arm, Canada28 contributions
A top notch place of great historical interest which keeps on growing every year. No longer a small scale museum but a first class, state of the art facility with all modern aspects such as climate controlled, underground archives and facilities for volunteer staff to sort out the magnitude of artefacts that are being donated every year. The new ‘city block’ of replica store fronts stores and buildings is a magnificent addition to the Park and plans are in the works to expand the tearoom . This unique and professionally run attraction, deserves a lot more support from local folks and their visitors.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your review of our Heritage Village! R.J Haney Heritage Village enjoys feedback from our local supporters as well as travelers. We look forward to a great season in 2020 with many new events, and yes the new Restaurant - The Sprig of Heather will open in May 2020. We are developing new exhibits each year and will welcome the Observer Newspaper and the Pool Hall this summer. We hope to see you in 2020!
Written January 9, 2020
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PhPSch
Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland254 contributions
Couples
This well kept Village and high quality of the museum is worth the trip. The beautiful setting animates to move from one informative exhibiton in the village to the next house with new information of living style and culture in this town. The nature trail is a relaxing walk around the exhibiton.
A little gem in Salmon Arm.
Written August 16, 2022
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OTBFamily
Calgary, Canada29 contributions
Family
A little gem. If you like to learn about local history. Beautiful setting, knowledgeable staff and a great overall visit. Restaurant with home cooked meals. We have been through Salmon Arm for years and never stopped by. What a shame. They have a dinner theatre program as well….
Written July 7, 2022
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Pauline O
Armstrong, Canada57 contributions
Couples
Have been in the area almost 10 years andonly just found this place. We were welcomed so warmly were given botha tour of thehouse and a "village tour" The young lady , our guide was full of information and so eager to share it. While it is an ongoing project it is worth a visit and we willbe there again and with our grandchildren. we did not have enough time for a proper visit to therestaurant but plan to correct that next time or at one of their evening dinner theatre presentations.
Written June 9, 2018
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Hello Pauline O, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! We will relay your praise to our staff and we look forward to your next visit. We are glad that you found our little gem here in Salmon Arm. Dinner Theater will begin July 4th through August 26th every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday evenings.
Written June 10, 2018
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Ted Olson
Tsawwassen, Canada27 contributions
Still under construction but sill many buildings and old antiques are on display. If you have the time you'll enjoy
Written September 17, 2016
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ediejack
Salmon Arm, Canada23 contributions
Couples
This is a walk through history with virtually all the buildings from the early days of Salmon Arm and its vicinity. They have a dinner theater and different types of entertainment also,
Written July 25, 2016
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