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Pitt Meadows Museum Hoffman Site

12277 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2E9

604-465-4326 | Website

Step back into history at this local museum that houses a 1930s machine shop filled with vintage machinery.

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What:

Type | Historic Building

Where:

Neighbourhood | Pitt Meadows
Getting There | West Coast Express – Pitt Meadows Station
Cross Street | 122 Avenue

When:

Winter Hours: Thursday 1PM - 4PM - General Store only. Sunday 1PM - 4PM - General Store and Hoffmann Shop. Summer Hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 1PM - 4PM

Profile Last Updated: January 07, 2009

History on Display

 

The Pitt Meadows Museum is located in an old General Store building dating to 1885. The Museum also operates the Hoffmann & Son shop, a 1934 machine shop located in Hoffmann Park across the street. In October, 1999, Hoffmann & Son Ltd. and the Pitt Meadows Heritage & Museum Society completed the donation of the property, buildings and collection. The Hoffmann site is filled with vintage machinery relating to the machine shop and an associated drainage business. Sixty-two restored vintage gasoline engines are also housed at the site. There are about 3,000 objects in the Hoffman Site collection, and both sites feature hands-on interactive displays for children. A comic style book provides information for a self guided tour to the Hoffmann and Son site.

 

Programs & Events

 

School and public tours are popular, here, as is the Canada Day Open House, when demonstrations like old-fashioned grain handling are conducted. The Museum holds Heritage Camps throughout the summer. The two hour camps are designed for children between the ages of 6 and 10, and introduces them to a variety of crafts both old and new. Ice cream making is popular with many. There are also Senior and Family programs.

 

Friendly Staff and Volunteers

 

Friendly and informed staff and volunteers help guide your way to learning more about history Accessible bathrooms are located in the Hoffmann Site. There is also a small museum shop. Donations are welcome. The Museum draws on its membership, students, and other interested individuals for its volunteers.

Details

Additional Hours: For research visits and tours and can be arranged by calling 604-465-4322.