Learn all about the Museum of Surrey.
Museum of Surrey is situated on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Salish peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) Nations. We honour and respect these territories and are thankful to be here.
We want to ignite young imaginations and connect Surrey's diverse citizens and communities. We contribute to community life by celebrating Surrey’s past, present and future through innovative, dynamic and delightful learning, storytelling, and creating shared experiences.
Explore exhibits throughout the year that focus on the people of Surrey, community partners, current affairs and fun, interactive learning. Exhibitions and programs always relate to the residents of Surrey with subject matter that includes Indigenous learning, immigration, Surrey’s diverse communities, and sustainability.
Programs offered at the museum include various education programming, registered public programs, special events and textile programs.
Our commitment to anti-racism
Racism, systemic racism, and xenophobia related to diverse Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour (POC) communities have led staff at the Museum of Surrey to pause and reflect. Racism, discrimination, and inequality are prevalent throughout the world, and our corner of Canada is no exception. None of it is acceptable. The Museum of Surrey has a responsibility to provide all communities with a venue to express their voice and tell their stories to promote change in ourselves and for future generations.
The Museum of Surrey’s vision is “To be the best people museum in Canada by connecting people, communities, and stories”. Our mission is to ignite young imaginations and connect Surrey’s diverse citizens and communities. Following this, our core values are community, wonder, engagement, connection, innovation, and stewardship. The Museum of Surrey is a venue to experience stories of all people connected to Surrey regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, and diverse abilities. Through reflection and consciously practicing these values, we hope to help build a society free of racism and discrimination, to be a people museum that is inclusive of all.
The Museum of Surrey’s commitment is to contribute to this journey of change by these actions:
- Reviewing our vision and mission and upcoming programs and revise and update them to ensure they guide us towards the goal to be inclusive and address the colonial provenance of museums.
- Committing to seek out, engage, and develop community partnerships from Surrey’s marginalized communities to ensure their stories are shared.
- Requiring staff and volunteer training in Indigenous awareness, and ensuring anti-racism, bias, and inclusivity training is consistently integrated into orientations and annual learning.
- Implementing strategies for recruitment that will achieve the diversification of museum staff and volunteers to reflect the demographic of our City.
- Scheduling dialogue opportunities with Indigenous, Black, and POC communities to inform Museum programming and direction.
- Evaluating and diversifying our programming to ensure it achieves the goal of accessibility, through a process of dialogue and partnership with Surrey residents of all colours, genders, sexual orientations, beliefs, and abilities.
We acknowledge that the voices of Indigenous, Black, and people of colour in our communities need equity and inclusion. We commit to listen and welcome the opportunity to learn from and partner with Surrey’s diverse communities. We commit to providing a venue and opportunity for people to connect with each other, and to share their stories—past, present, and future. We encourage Surrey residents to use their museum as a venue to voice their stories.
Watch the recordings of our Anti-Racism Speaker Series:
- The Dos and Donts of Anti-Racist Work in Museums
If you want to share your thoughts and suggestions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Plan your visit
Location & how to get here
Museum of Surrey is at 17710 56A Avenue in Cloverdale, Surrey.
Located on the Heritage Campus in Cloverdale, the museum includes:
- Feature Gallery
- TD Explore Zone
- Indigenous Hall
- Textile Centre
- Surrey Stories Gallery.
Three heritage buildings are located on the east side of the museum:
- 1881 Town Hall
- Anniedale School (1891)
- 1872 Anderson Cabin.
See our full site map.
Also included within the Heritage Campus are the Surrey Archives and Cloverdale Library with Veterans Square and public art situated on a plaza at the centre.
How to get to Museum of Surrey
Bus: the bus stop is within walking distance. Plan your trip using Translink’s trip planner.
Driving: if driving from:
Abbotsford, take HWY 1 West or Fraser HWY
Vancouver, take HWY 1 East or BC 91 and HWY 10
Admission is free!
The Friends of the Museum and Archives Society have kindly stepped up to cover your admission, but we do appreciate donations by cash or card to keep your museum experience free.
We do not have an ATM onsite.
Limited free parking is available at Museum of Surrey.
We strive to be accessible in every sense: intellectually, culturally and physically. Learn more about our commitment to accessibility.
For all groups over 8 visitors, phone our clerk at 604-592-6954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availibility.
Available time slots each Tuesday to Friday:
- 9:30am – 11:30am
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm
- 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Food & drinks
There is no cafeteria at the Museum. Food is allowed in certain areas but not allowed in the galleries.
Storage lockers are available. Ask at the front desk for a lock.
Lynn Saffery, Manager
Athenas Angulo, Communications Coordinator
Bee Virk, Museum Clerk
Facility Rentals, Self-Guided Visits
Curator of Exhibits
Michelle Davidson-Yee, Business Operations Supervisor
Drew LaJeunesse, Curator of Programs
Special Events, Community Partnerships, Exhibit Openings
Crystal Bunch, Public Programs Specialist
Sketching Series, Senior Centre Without Walls, Speaker Series
Tommy Cheung, Education Programs Specialist
School Programs, Summer Camps
Linda Montague, Textile Specialist
Textile Activations and Programs
Sarah Dineen, Volunteer Coordinator