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Museum From Home

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A museum doesn't only exist within its four walls. 

Experience the museum from home with these online resources for educational fun. Perfect for teachers, homeschooling parents and seniors, this page will be updated weekly with more interactive content.  

This Week's Highlight - Anderson Cabin

Built in 1872 by Eric Anderson, Anderson Cabin is the oldest building in the City of Surrey. Eric was born in Sweden in 1852. When he was 11, his widowed mother placed him on a British whaling ship. When the ship anchored for repairs off the coast of what is now Vancouver, Eric decided to run away. He was tired of the hard life aboard a whaling ship and he attracted to the beauty of our west coast.

He walked from Stanley Park to New Westminster and then continued on until he arrived at what is now 48th Avenue and 192nd Street. Finding a stream with fish in it, a pasture and game in the area, he decided to make his homestead. Anderson Cabin is now part of the Heritage Campus outside Museum of Surrey.

Anderson Cabin today

Learn more with the printable Anderson Cabin Info Sheet or get creative with the printable Anderson Cabin Colouring Sheet.

Discover the Heritage Campus

There are seven highlights on the newly completed heritage hub in Cloverdale, dating from 1872 to present. Take an educational virtual tour or download the Heritage Campus Tour PDF. Both methods include archival photos and the history of each stop.

Get Creative

Keep your kids busy with the printable TD Explore Zone colouring book. Inspired by the Arctic Voices Exhibit, follow along to make a polar bear craft  or this narwahl craft. Remember to share your masterpiece with us online by using the hashtag #MuseumOfSurrey.

Family History Activities

We opened a new exhibit during the temporary closure and are presenting it digitally! Discover Your Story: We Can Help features stories discovered by family researchers. It highlights the resources available to Surrey families so they can build their own family trees. 

Virtual Tours

Take a walk through the galleries with a virtual tour. Even do it in your pajamas! Make it a fun family affair by completing a scavenger hunt. 

Resources for Teachers and Homeschoolers

Three of our top school programs are now being offered for free digitally

  • Homestead to Highrise (K - Grade 2) 
  • Métis: The Flower Beadwork People (Grades 3–4) 
  • Simple Machines (Grade 5) 

Our popular daycamp activities are also being converted for you to do at home!

Find Even More on Social Media

Stay connected and amused with trivia, guess the artifact games, highlights from our collection and more. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for activities and culture in your newsfeed daily.

#MuseumsEh

Follow the hashtag #MuseumsEh to see how Canadian museums are sharing their collections through uplifting posts to unite Canadian museum-goers.