The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is both a themed attraction and professional museum. It provides a visitor experience as well as acting as a heritage resource for Burnaby, the Lower Mainland and the Province of BC. It is a community museum with an outdoor collection and exhibit areas along with an archives, gift shop, gallery, collection storage and community meeting spaces. The Burnaby Village Museum fosters a shared sense of community identity for the citizens of Burnaby and visitors alike. It encourages understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of and participation in Burnaby's unique history.
The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel (BVM) was established in 1971 as Heritage Village and the name was officially changed to Burnaby Village Museum in 1984. Originally governed by a society, the museum became part of the City's Parks and Recreation Department in 1990. Learn more by checking out our History page.
The museum has significant relationships with Canadiana Costume Society, Friends of the Carousel, Burnaby Historical Society and Footlight Theatre.
There are several videos from around the village; from a 3Rs school program to the history of the carousel.
Volunteering at the Village is educational, rewarding, challenging and fun! Find out more.
The museum has several publications from its Policy document to Annual Reports and Newsletters.
Financial support from the community allows us to be a unique resource and service for residents and visitors in preserving, celebrating and interpreting our local cultural heritage. Learn more about making a donation today.
Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is a place where history comes to life - Stroll down the streets of a 1920s village exploring at your own pace.Go to Top