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: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: noon to 5 pm

July - August:

Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: noon to 6 pm

October- April

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Outdoor buildings are closed.*

December 25, 2015 to January 11, 2016


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 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)
Annual Family* Membership**
Season-long admission)
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.


By Barry Dyck

“I guess things must be pretty quiet at the museum now” is a perspective frequently voiced by many friends of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) at this time of year. No doubt this assumption is based on the knowledge that the major tourism season has passed and a sense... more

By Barry Dyck

MHV Book Wins Excellence Award
On October 2, 2015, Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) received the Award of Excellence in the Research and Publications category at the annual awards banquet of the Association of Manitoba Museums. This is a significant award, as it... more

By Barry Dyck

Village Books and Gifts
One of the strategic priorities of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is Education. It is important to us that our guests, regardless of age or ethnicity, learn about history, be it Mennonite history or pioneer history, when they visit our... more

By Barry Dyck

Historical Atlas
If you’re like me, the mention of a “historical atlas” likely conjures up images of very old, difficult-to-recognize, black-and-white maps bound in a nondescript soft cover. The authors of the newly published Historical Atlas of the East Reserve... more

By Barry Dyck

What would the operations of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) look like without volunteers? Who would make the famous MHV waffles and the white sauce that goes with them? How would the grass on our yard be kept trimmed and neat? Who would pick, cut and... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

1st Annual Steinbach Christmas Market
Mennonite Heritage Village
Indoor Market
Free Admission
December 19, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Current Exhibits

Mennonite Food: Tastes in Transition

June 8, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Gerhard Ens Gallery

The exhibit Food: Tastes in Transition will depict and provide a significant, though often overlooked, context to Mennonite heritage in Manitoba through the lens of an ever changing food tradition. This exhibit will be on display throughout 2015 as the centerpiece of MHV’s annual theme on Mennonite food.

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.