The public can no longer try out the interactive displays, such as a rope-making machine, at the B.C. Farm Museum while the pandemic is still occurring. (Black Press Media files)

Langley’s farm museum opens but with precautions

The biggest change is the volunteer-run museum can no longer demonstrate its heritage machines

BC Farm Museum is re-opening its doors with COVID-19 precautions never seen in human history.

The museum, run by volunteers, will open starting Monday, July 6 and visitors will notice some changes.

“Following the COVID-19 safety protocols, there are some basic measures that we have put in place to protect the health of both visitors and our volunteer staff,” said Mick Prangnell, with the museum.

The museum houses thousands of artifacts related to local history and they will still be available for viewing but the public won’t have the same access as in the past.

“As the artifacts cannot be sanitized continuously, we request that you do not climb onto carriages or tractors for photo ops,” he explained. “Also please refrain from touching artifacts, you don’t know who touched it before you.”

The museum will have bathrooms available for patrons and has instituted sanitation practices in line with provincial and WorkSafeBC guidelines.

Unfortunately for now, the museum is not able to offer one of its most popular highlights – demonstrations of the heritage machinery and artifacts.

The museum is located next to the Langley Centennial Museum (which currently remains closed to the public) at 9131 King St. in Fort Langley.


Is there more to this story?


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

LETTER: Many Americans work in Canada and have U.S. licence plates

A letter writer challenges the notion that most U.S. licence plates belong to tourists

Mounties raid Murrayville condo

The RCMP Drug Section searched a Langley condo unit

Dog kennel training for Fraser Valley inmates disrupted by COVID-19

Langley’s LAPS agency will lose a revenue stream and prisoners lose job training

ON COOKING: Berry good ideas from Chef Dez

Blueberries work well in sweet or savory dishes.

Langley girl’s S-themed suggestion picked for RCMP foal naming contest

The local winner will receive a photo of the foal that will be named Scarlet

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occurred Sunday night, according to a statement from CP

Missing Fraser Valley man’s car found in Harrison

Michael Denham has been missing since June 27

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Most Read