|Neighbourhood |||Port Moody|
|Getting There |||Transit: Bus #97 B-Line, C24, 160, 190|
|Cross Street |||Moody Street|
|Off Season: 12PM to 4PM daily. Summer Hours (Victoria Day to Labour Day): 12PM to 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 07, 2009
The Port Moody Heritage Society operates the Station Museum as a celebration of the historic site it occupies and the long and fascinating history of the area. The volunteer board and executive, along with a host of dedicated volunteers, have created an interesting and interactive facility. Here, visitors and the community can learn about the area’s origins and growth, and the museum organizes many special events throughout the year.
The historic Port Moody Station building that now houses the museum was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in 1905. The structure and its contents represent the cornerstone of Port Moody’s history. Museum displays depict historic events dating back to 1858. Featured exhibits include a display about early saw and shingle mills, First Nations Salish artifacts and crafts, and early industrial activities that dominated the area. A seasonal display booth presents temporary exhibits for special events like Remembrance Day, Christmas, and Mother's Day, and for provides space for themed exhibits such as antique dolls, models and toys.
The museum supports various special events during the year. These include an artist studio tour in April, when five artists display their work for a weekend during the Port Moody Festival of the Arts. Sometimes tea and cookies are served in the on-site rail carriage, called the Venosta. There’s usually a kids Easter egg hunt and Mothers Day Tea, plus a celebration of International Museum Day in May and Canada Day in July. There’s lots more to do besides these events, so check with the museum for updates.
Group Tours: Book ahead for large group tours, available year-round.