WE WELCOME GROUP AND BUS TOURS
We have a
lot of fun with our bus tours at Balas Museum. The photo
at right shows us welcoming a group of retired Polish seniors
as our final bus tour in 2013. They were amazed when Jack played
the Polish national anthem inside the museum and jumped to their
feet to sing it at the top of their lungs. We also welcome more
informal family groups like the three generations who are in the
second photo. On that day, the host family from Toronto brought
visiting relatives from Sri Lanka up to Bala in three crowded
cars. We had a wonderful hour or 90 minutes with them! The important
thing is to phone ahead. If you do that, we can arrange your own
special time in our weekly schedule, including mornings.
OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY
of 25 or more will receive a 25% discount on their admission.
Contact us for details.
We are also
partnering with Johnston's Cranberry Marsh during our anniversary
year and that could save you money. Tell Johnston's that you are
heading to Bala's Museum from their site and it will cost you
25% less to take their fabulous Bog to Bottle tour. Ask us about
A TYPICAL TOUR (ROUGHLY 45 MINUTES)
Jack and Linda
Hutton jump onto the bus the moment you arrive to welcome you.
Minutes later, you feel as if youd known them all your life!
to you, Jack and Linda will usually split the group into two.
One group goes with Linda. The other goes with Jack.
her group upstairs for a talk on the Life and Times of Lucy Maud
Montgomery. Her group will see one of the worlds best public
collections of L.M. Montgomerys books (some say it is the
best). They will also see Montgomerys silver tea set and
the boat that sank under Megan Follows in the Anne of Green Gables
his group the 1920s kitchen (it always creates a flood of memories!)
and then takes them into the front room for an old-fashioned sing-along.
As an international ragtime pianist, Jack can play everything
from The Maple Leaf Rag to Broadway tunes or sing-along favorites.
Jack, who is a local church pianist/organist, is often asked to
do hymn sings.
will want time to browse through the museums Anne of Green
Gables gift shop. It is definitely the best outside P.E.I. and
one of the best in all Canada.
who enjoy gardens, there is always time to admire the museums
perennial gardens. Or you can sit on the large verandah, enjoying
the country flowers that attract amateur painters and photographers
from far away. Cold drinks are available for sale in the gift
Please arrange your group tour well in advance. We can help plan
your package for the day, i.e. arranging other local attractions
for that same day and booking great places for lunch. Group leaders
and bus drivers always have free admission. Call or e-mail us
to discuss details.
Here are just
a few of the tour companies or organizations who we have welcomed
to Balas Museum in the last decade. We enjoyed seeing them
Tours, Great Canadian Holidays, Mary Morton Tours, Prestige Tours,
Maxima Tours, Healey Motor Coach, CAA, Tuxedo Tours, Marlenes
Fun Tours, Year Round Travel, Albion Tours, Cherry Bus Tours,
Skyland Tours Ltd., Goligers Travel, Cordella Tours, Franklin
Tours, Seniors Unlimited, Get-Away, Mirage Tours, Ken Travel &
Tours, Travel Ventures, Bobcat Tours
Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery is recommended
CAA. We would also like to thank the
Heirs of L.M. Montgomery, who
have supported the museum since
its opening in 1992.