Dalnavert Museum Winnipeg
Where is it at?
61 Carlton Street
Where are we going today?
Kids, have you ever wondered what life in the Victorian era would have been like? Well, you can experience it first hand at the Dalnavert Museum!
A designated National Historic Site of Canada, the museum was actually home to Sir Hugh John Macdonald and his family. Now restored, it lets the family really find out what life in Winnipeg during the Victorian era would have been like, through the exhibitions, collections, and artifacts.
Just imagine the parents and kids running through the halls, laughing, eating, playing, and living over 100 years ago!
The best way to explore this amazing home is guided tour. Whether you want to explore that lavish home, or head out into the grounds, the tours give you an idea of the grandeur and ingenuity of the late Victorian period.
This tour guides are filled with knowledge, so kids, get those questions ready because you can ask away!
You can explore the summer kitchen of the Macdonald family, and envision them all sitting around the table, about to start their day. You can learn what it really took to keep a house running in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The tours run from 30 to 60 minutes in length, but call ahead because they are volunteers that run it, so you can just check they are available!
Then, the gardens are filled with period-specific plants that bloom through spring and summer. You can walk through the gardens at your leisure, and discover each family member's personal garden that represent their own personalities!
Don't miss the fun programs they hold throughout the year too, from annual readings of Dicken's A Christmas Carol, to Halloween exhibits and Treasure Hunts in the summer months!
Do you think you have what it takes to live in the Victorian times? At the Dalnavert Museum, it's a great place to find out!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4, and students $5
- Free Under: 3 and under free
When can we go?
12pm - 4pm Wed - Sun.
Year round. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
They have great curriculum programs, where kids can learn about history and life in Victorian times first hand! Give them a call to discuss your visit!.
There are great places nearby where you can enjoy tasty foods, so why not fill those tummies before you arrive.
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye on the activities and events they hold across the year so you can make sure you have the dates in the diary!.
Need a little extra help?
Dalnavert is wheelchair accessible throughout the garden, the Visitors' Centre, and the first floor of the Museum. The second and third floors of the museum aren't accessible due to the age of the house.
Can I get one of those?
Dalnavert's gift shop is full of treasures to purchase and take home. From handmade ceramics and jewelry to historic toys and antiques, there is something there for everyone!.