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“Christmas In The Village”

Pickering Museum Village
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Pickering
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Owner description: Explore the largest living history museum in Durham Region. It's a unique experience brought to life by live pioneers in 18 heritage buildings including a blacksmith's shop, general store, school house, temperance hotel, steam barn and chapel. Visit us today and travel back in time!
Reviewed December 8, 2014

This event is put on by the Great Volunteers at Pickering Village Museum. They spend a lot of time behine the scenes, getting this day ready., They sew, bake and create., to make this event great. It is an Experiece to show how the early Settlers who came to the Pickering area, lived and worked, in conditions we should respect.
It is a chance to bring All the Family, and see and take part in Scottish Hogmanay, Welsh Tradition and Victorian Christmas, You can visit Father Christmas at the General store, and even buy gifts for yourself and friends and family, such as jams and pickles, even lavender bags., All done by the volunteers., and using fruit and vegetables and herbs all grown on the grounds. Make it a day out, and enjoy what this Museum has to offer.

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Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were warmly welcomed at the reception building and then by costumed staff throughout the site. We watched ladies cooking over an open flame in an early pioneer log cabin and then making fritters in the Temperance Hotel. In the blacksmith’s forge, a volunteer was hard at work. All the buildings are completely authentic and were moved here to save them from destruction. The whole place is compact, so there’s not much walking around needed, except from the reception to the village, but that’s a pretty walk down the hill and over the stream. Charming. It gives a good taste of what life must have been like in the mid to late 1800s. In the middle of the summer kids seemed to be enjoying their special programming with costumed counsellors. Highlight for me was watching the antique steam traction engine at work. They even let me blow the whistle!

Thank Nigel N
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really like the Thursday Pioneer Kids' Days. Our boys just loved playing the games and doing the crafts. The staff working with the kids were AWESOME! When it was time for the tour, however, each building we traveled to more and more people were added to our group. By the 4th house we could not longer enjoy the tour and left. There were almost 20 people by that time and it was impossible to see what the tour guide was indicating.

Thank bonowl
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was so impressed with the village and the tour guides! The setting is beautiful and the tours are set up so logically. I could have stayed all day. They also had wonderful engaging activities and crafts for children. The value for entrance was perfect!

Thank Ali M
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not an overly exciting place anymore. Used to be much better. Either the attendance is down and they don't care of just not putting the money into it.

Thank Norma M
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