Dalnavert

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Dalnavert Museum
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LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Coordinates49°53′09″N 97°08′31″W / 49.885963°N 97.14188°W / 49.885963; -97.14188
Typehistoric house museum
WebsiteOfficial website
Official nameDalnavert National Historic Site of Canada
Designated1990

Dalnavert is a museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Built in 1895 on Hudson's Bay Company Reserve land, it is located in the restored home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, former Premier of Manitoba and son of Sir John A. Macdonald. The house is an example of Queen Anne Style architecture, and has been furnished for the late Victoria era. It was restored by the Manitoba Historical Society, and is currently operated by the Friends of Dalnavert. The house was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.[1]

It was temporarily closed in November 2013,[2] but was reopened in May 2015 [3][4] thanks to extensive community support and campaigning by the Friends of Dalnavert. It is now a tourist attraction, especially at Christmas time.

The Dalnavert Museum is open to visitors year round. Summer hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, and 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday during the winter.

The Museum is affiliated with the CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalnavert. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ Paul, Alexandra (2 November 2013). "Historic Dalnavert shuttered" – via www.winnipegfreepress.com.
  3. ^ "MHS Press Release on the Future of Dalnavert Museum". www.mhs.mb.ca.
  4. ^ Paul, Alexandra (9 May 2015). "Dalnavert Museum to reopen under new 'sustainable' guidance, advocates say" – via www.winnipegfreepress.com.