About Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre
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3811 Moncton Street
Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
Post Office: 604-271-6868
Visitor Centre: 604-271-8280
Museum and Post Office Hours
Programs, events and activities are offered throughout the year:
Welcome to Steveston Museum
In 1914 and 1915, Albert Chilton and his family lived upstairs in the Northern Crown Bank building. Today the building is known as the Steveston Museum. For a glimpse of Steveston Village - and our building - in 1914 and 1915, please watch the video below.
Steveston Museum - Chilton Family Collection
About Steveston Museum
Our mandate is to preserve, promote and tell the history of Steveston.
Come in and be surrounded by history. The museum’s building was built in 1905 as Steveston’s first bank. Today, discover the people and moments that shaped Steveston Village.
Walk through to the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society building at the rear of the site. Among the exhibits, explore the triumphs and tragedies experienced by the local Japanese Canadian community.
Not Just A Museum
Inside the Steveston Museum is also the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre and the Steveston Post Office.
At the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre, friendly staff are available to help everyone to enjoy the best that the area has to offer. In addition, the Visitor Centre has a range of souvenirs from the locally filmed Once Upon a Time television show.
The full-service Steveston Post Office offers special edition coins and the latest stamps for collectors.
Town Square Park
Surrounding the museum is Town Square Park that was remodeled in 2016 and combines English Frontier Garden-style at the entrance of the park and transitions into a Japanese-inspired park.
Highlights of the park include a Wakayama sister-city friendship cherry blossom tree, a dog bowl grave marker commemorating a locally beloved dog named Big Red, a torii-style gate, zen-style paving and a raised moss garden. The moss garden has a suikinkutsu water feature, one of only two in Canada.
Living History Heritage Ambassadors
Be a part of the new Living History program at Steveston Historic Sites!
As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer share the stories of the people who lived and worked at the four locations: Britannia Shipyards, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum and London Heritage Farm. Volunteers are dressed in period costumes while demonstrating activities that include playing cards, churning butter, sewing, explaining tram car mechanics and more.
No experience is necessary. Training is provided.
Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+ years old, outgoing, passionate about history and willing to share knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.
The shift times, days and activities vary across sites. Generally, shifts take place 12:15-4:30pm, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A commitment of six shifts in a six-month period is requested.
Sign up here for an Information and Training Session. These sessions are held once a month and also cover the Living History Program at the Steveston Tram. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-238-6106.
View the document below for Professional Photography guidelines.
Photography Guidelines 2020
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Steveston Museum and the City of Richmond works in partnership with the Steveston Historical Society.