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About MOS

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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.

Read about our commitment to anti-racism.

Your Museum

Museum of Surrey is owned and operated by the City of Surrey. Located on the Heritage Campus in Cloverdale, the museum includes a main building with feature gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall, Textile Centre and Surrey Stories Gallery.

Three heritage buildings are located on the east side of the museum – 1881 Town Hall, Anniedale School (1891) and the 1872 Anderson Cabin. Included on the Heritage Campus is the Surrey Archives and Cloverdale Library with Veterans Square situated on a plaza at the centre.

Our mission is 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.

Exhibits are offered 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.

Visitor Experience Philosophy

At Museum of Surrey, people are at the heart of everything we do. Every person in Surrey has a place here. We aspire to be accessible in every sense of the word: physically, intellectually, culturally, and economically. If you are looking for a place to connect with family or friends, come to the Museum. We strive to provide you with engaging, fun experiences.

The moment you walk through the front door, you will feel at ease. We are committed to making visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. If you have questions, we promise to be there for you. Wandering our galleries, you’ll notice the exhibits resonate with you. That’s because we focus on topics that are relevant to Surrey; we make sure that stories are authentic, diverse and come from the community.

Our staff care for artifacts in the collection for the people of Surrey. We work diligently to share the collection with you; we don’t hide objects from you in a back room.

Each visit will bring new experiences. You might make a craft, watch textile demos, listen to live music, or go on a scavenger hunt. Can’t make it to the museum? Don’t worry; we’ll visit you in your community and even provide resources online.

Contact

Lynn Saffery, Museum Manager
604-592-6958 | museum@surrey.ca

Sandra Borger, Visitor Experience Coordinator
604-592-6952 | museum@surrey.ca

Colleen Sharp, Curator of Exhibits
604-592-6959 | museum@surrey.ca

Michelle Davidson-Yee, Education Program Specialist
604-592-6997 | museum@surrey.ca

Drew Lajeunesse, Public Programs Specialist
604-592-6951 | museum@surrey.ca