Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society
Région touristique : Vancouver Island
Craigdarroch Castle is a 25,000 square foot masonry house built in 1890 for Vancouver Island's Dunsmuir family. Today it is a National Historic Site owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society. The Society operates site as a house museum.
Renseignements sur les collections
The Castle features furniture and decorative arts of the late 1800's. Many objects in the collection are original to the Dunsmuir family and Craigdarroch Castle.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 6,000
The Castle's archives include photographs, documents and memorabelia pertaining to the Dunsmuir family, Craigdarroch Castle, and the various occupants up to present day.
Architectural Records •
Electronic Records •
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Craigdarroch's selection of furniture and decorative arts are an excellent example of an upper class home of the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800's.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
The Castle highlights a variety of paintings, sculpture, and other fine art appropriate to Victorian society. Especially of interest is a collection of 9 original paintings by the artist Frederick Schafer.
American • Asian • Canadian • European
Autre période : late 19th and early 20th centuries
Média : Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture
The museum society is devoted to chronicling the history of Craigdarroch Castle from the time of the Dunsmuir family as well as the history of the subsequent occupants: Craigdarroch Military Hospital (1919-1921), Victoria College (1921-1946), Greater Victoria school board (1946-1967), Victoria Conservatory of Music (1968-1979), and historic house museum (1979-present).
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Toys and Games
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Zoology : Mammals (Mammalia)
Craigdarroch Castle offers self-guided tours in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and German. A large contingency of volunteers help guide visitors on their tours and answer any questions.
Services de recherche
The museums makes available its research related to the Dunsmuir family, their homes, and business activities.
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Information aux Visiteurs
Accessible by Public Transportation
Meeting Room Rental
Autre : Tours are self-guided and offered in English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and German.
Autres visites guidées : Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, Korean
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Nombre de bénévoles : 80
Tâches : board members, docents, cashiers, tour guides, museum store, research
- free admission
- discounts in store
- castle newsletter
- invitations to special events
- voting priv.
- discount on evening events
- acknowledgement in castle quarterly & annual report
- longevity rewards program
Services de restauration
Craigdarroch Castle is now available for evening rental. Please contact Elisabeth Hazell(250) 592-5323 ext. 32 for more information.
Publications et produits
Annual Reports •
Museum Guide •
Scholarly Papers •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Autre : Society newsletters are provided with membership in the Castle Historical Society.
1050 Joan Crescent
Victoria, British Columbia
Voir la carte
|Téléphone :||(250) 592-5323|
|Télécopieur :||(250) 592-1099|
Ouvert : Open daily 10:00am - 4:00pm
Extended hours from June 15th to Labour day: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day
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