Museum of Surrey

  • Location

    Surrey, BC

The Museum of Surrey is being expanded to better serve a diverse community in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, creating an exemplary cultural space for both residents and visitors. HCMA is currently engaged by the City of Surrey to design a forward-looking facility that is also deeply rooted in their heritage. Without present space and service limitations, the museum will be able to offer sufficient, richer programming to their growing community.

Recognizing the museum’s need to engage a changing community, HCMA’s +Design team has led a parallel re-branding project which included a new strategic and operational plan and re-branding as Museum of Surrey (formerly Surrey Museum).


Surrey aspires to relaunch the museum as an inviting community space within and integrated cultural campus which includes Cloverdale Library, Surrey Archives and three relocated Surrey heritage cabins. They hope to offer flexible indoor and outdoor spaces, host world-class traveling exhibitions and boast rich educational programs and special events.

HCMA Response

HCMA worked closely with staff from both the City and the museum to create an inviting place for a diverse population to visit that is comfortable and intimate enough to stay, enjoy, learn and share. The new space together with a revitalized brand will enable the public to access the museum’s rich cultural repository and see themselves reflected in its heritage and educational programs.