The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) saved this century-old house in 1969, when it was slated for demolition. The MHS spent ... More
Dalnavert Museum (Sir Hugh John Macdonald House)
The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) saved this century-old house in 1969, when it was slated for demolition. The MHS spent a half-million dollars for a meticulous restoration of the Queen Anne Revival home. With the exception of the gift shop, the creators of this venue have been successful in portraying the style of an affluent Victorian household. It is located down the street from the Winnipeg Convention Centre and near attractions such as Winnipeg Art Gallery Parliament Building, and Portage Place Mall.
I loved the house. It was nice to see as it once was but I remember it in a different time when my Great Grandfather owned it and changed it into a rooming house. My brother and I visited my Great Grandfather many times with my mother. The upstairs was a rooming house but I remember the kitchen, the parlor and my brother and I would play on the porch and on the grass beside. We have wonderful memories and wish they would have mentioned whom owned it during that time which was Eugene Rouillard.
It was like stepping back in time, to a more genteel era. Since I was the only one on the tour, the guide was so sweet and spent more time with me and answered all kinds of questions! She explained every little detail. I was totally fascinated with the stories she told of the lifestyle in that era, as well as the layout of the house, and the back stairs for the servants. I took many pictures. I would highly recommend it, and it was WELL WORTH the time and money.
i loved everything but when i went with my school i got to dress up like the people in the house. I was the mother women. i always will remember the guid telling us there was a secrit bathroom for her that they couldnt show us and thats what the phone tube thing was for in the kitchen. i love that plzce best thing in winnipeg by far
This restored, furnished house is a definite must-see for all visitors to (and citizens of) Winnipeg. The guided tour lasts for about an hour, and features all sorts of interesting information about the house, the Victorian era, and Canadian history. Our tour guide was very personable and knowledgable.
Everything is re-instated to how it would have looked in 1895, from the clothes, to the china, to the medicine cabinet, even to the chain-pull toilets! Fun for the whole family.
Manitoba Children's Museum is a fun family destination that is a sure fire winner with kids. Featuring interactive galleries, such
as, All Aboard; kids at this hands on museum can do anything from taking an imaginary train ride to ...