Welcome

Hitch your horses and pack your luggage for a harrowing tale of migration and settlement at the Mennonite Heritage Village. Travel through time to a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on our 40 acre site, taste traditional Mennonite fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada, displayed in the permanent and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books and Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre.

There is always something new to experience. With changing annual themes and temporary exhibits celebrating the Mennonite heritage and culture, new artifacts donated each year, and a broad range of activities and demonstrations, from wagon rides to bread baking, throughout the summer on our Festival days, this bustling village offers fresh experiences with each visit.

Mission / Vision / Values

Mission Statement

To preserve and exhibit, for present and future generations, the experience and story of the Russian Mennonites and their contributions to Manitoba.

Vision Statement

MHV will be the premier interpretive centre for the Russian Mennonite story.

Strategic Priorities
  • To engage future generations
  • To be a world class tourist attraction
  • To provide quality education related to our mission
  • To achieve financial health
Core Values

MHV is governed by the following values:
Integrity - Respect - Excellence - Financial Sustainability - Environmental Responsibility
Visitor / Customer Friendly - Member Owned - Teamwork

Hours of Operation

May, June, and September

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: noon to 5 pm

July - August:

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: noon to 6 pm

October- April

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
Outdoor buildings are closed.*

December 24, 2016 to January 8 2017

Closed

The outdoor buildings are closed from October to April. Reduced admission is in effect. If they are opened by arrangement for a large group, regular admission prices apply.

The museum may be closed due to severe weather conditions. To avoid disappointment please call ahead.

Admission

Admission Rates
Adults $10.00
Seniors (65 and older) $8.00
Students (ages 13-22) $8.00
Children (ages 6-12) $4.00
Children (ages 5 & under) FREE
Purchase an All-Day Family* Pass $30.00
Annual Individual Membership**
(Season-long admission)
$40.00
Annual Family* Membership**
Season-long admission)
$80.00
Lifetime $500.00

*Family is defined as parents and their children under 18.
**Membership entitles you to vote at our annual general meeting, and gives you FREE or reduced admission to FIVE other Signature Museums in Manitoba:

  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum — Brandon,
  • Manitoba Agricultural Museum — Austin,
  • New Iceland Heritage Museum — Gimli,
  • St. Boniface Museum — Winnipeg,
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum — Winnipeg.

News

By Jo-Ann Friesen

Take a minute to discover Steinbach’s best kept secret: Village Books & Gifts at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). We are open in the Village Centre year round, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays, extending to include weekends during May through September. So you have no... more

By Anne Toews

In less than a month our Village will open for the summer season. By now we are busy hiring summer staff for different areas of the museum. That also means we will start recruiting volunteers to help with various tasks in the Village and the office. We cannot function... more

By Barry Dyck

Spring at the Museum
For the last three years, our Spring on the Farm festival on Victoria Day has suffered severely due to inclement weather. Last year the weather was so bad we actually cancelled the event. It had snowed overnight, and there was ice on the walk to... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

It's that time of year again - Spring Break, yes, but it's also #MuseumWeek. According to the #MuseumWeek website, this is a "worldwide cultural event" on Twitter (as you could probably tell by the hashtag), where museums around the world... more

By Barry Dyck

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) was held on Tuesday, March 22, at the museum. This meeting, required by law, provides members the opportunity to hear about museum events and activities, evaluate the success... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

Outdoor village and Livery Barn Restaurant open for the season.

Take Mom out for a Mennonite feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant.

Celebrate Manitoba’s 146th birthday at Mennonite Heritage Village. There will be a short program at 9:30am at the Steamer Shelter, speeches by dignitaries and local government officials, and flag raising ceremony. $2.00 admission day.

There will be no Spring on the Farm festival! We will be open regular hours. Spring on the Farm festivities will be spread out during months of May and June. Watch our website for details.

Auxiliary Faspa in the auditorium
(click on poster to see more detail)

Come see antique and restored show vehicles displayed on our village streets. The day is organized by the Steinbach Lions Club.

7th Annual MHV/Eden Tractor Trek fundraiser. Register a tractor and enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside with friends.

Come see antique and restored show vehicles displayed on our village streets. The day is organized by the Steinbach Tractor Club.

Enjoy fresh homemade waffles and vanilla sauce at the MHV booth on Steinbach's Main Street.

Take Dad out for a Mennonite feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant.

Calendar of Events

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a self-guided tour.
Please allow 1½ to 2 hours to benefit from the full experience.

On event days, and on certain other days when they have been arranged in advance, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides are available on the village grounds. (Rides can be prearranged for special occasions, groups or tours)

We encourage people to enjoy their experience with us but to work with us to assure safety and the preservation of our museum. We ask you to refrain from smoking except in designated areas and to work with us in matters of safety.