Register for Arts and Heritage Programs

New Westminster including Anvil Centre, Irving House, and Samson V is home to a vibrant array of community and international programs, including: dance, music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts programs for all ages, artist talks, film screenings, gallery tours & openings and cultural festivals.

To see a full listing of our arts and heritage programs Click Here.

To register Click Here or call 604.527.4640.

  • Click here to register online or call 604.527.4640 for more information.

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    • Our curriculum-based school programs with hands-on learning are designed to engage and inspire your students. Programs are presented by staff and trained volunteer docents in Irving House and the Museum and Archives.

      School Bookings Require:
      • Advance booking is required, please call or email us
      • Payment (VISA, MC, Cash, Cheque) is required at booking
      • Advance notice of student special needs helps us serve you better
      • Cancellations require 5 business days' notice for refunds. Cancellations made thereafter will not be refunded

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      Handmade Heritage: Clean n’ Green

      16+ years

      In association with our feature exhibition, The Heat Is On: Keeping Warm Then, Keeping Cool Now, we’re finding ways to be more responsible in the face of climate change. As you enter spring, discover environmentally-friendly household cleaners, disinfectants, aromatic fresheners, and effective bug repellents. All supplies included. Not eligible for subsidy.

      Anvil Centre | Room 413A          

      MO 6:30 – 8:30 pm

      March 30

      1/$38.50               34761


      Victorian Book Club

      16+ years

      Discuss Victorian literature and culture as you sip tea in the luxurious 1865 Irving House.  We will read literary works by the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community!

      Irving House | Grandmother’s Room     

      Call for Dates    

      1/By Donation


      Drop-In Fee: By Donation

    • Victorian Book Club (16+ years)

      Discuss Victorian literature and culture as you sip tea in the luxurious 1865 Irving House.  We will read literary works by the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community! The club meets on Saturday’s every two months.

      Irving House 
      Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
      Call for dates

      Drop-In Fee: By Donation

    • Handmade Heritage: Clean n’ Green

      16+ years

      In association with our feature exhibition, The Heat Is On: Keeping Warm Then, Keeping Cool Now, we’re finding ways to be more responsible in the face of climate change. As you enter spring, discover environmentally-friendly household cleaners, disinfectants, aromatic fresheners, and effective bug repellents. All supplies included. Not eligible for subsidy.

      Anvil Centre | Room 413A          

      MO 6:30 – 8:30 pm

      March 30

      1/$38.50               34761

       

    • SFU Philosophers' Cafe

      Hosted at Anvil Centre and Queensborough Community Centre.
    • Victorian Book Club (16+ years)

      Discuss Victorian (and Edwardian) literature and culture as you sip tea in the luxurious 1865 Irving House. Read literary works by the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and get involved in your community! The book club meets on a Saturday afternoon every two months.

      Irving House 
      Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
      Call for dates
      Registration Fee: Admission by Donation

    • Guided group tours can be booked for New Westminster Museum at Anvil Centre, Irving House, or Samson V on weekdays for $50.00 (1-15 people) and $100.00 (maximum of 25 people). Call 604.527.4640 or e-mail museum@newwestcity.ca for more information.