Dalnavert After Dark

Dalnavert After Dark Presents:
OBSESSED: Victorians & The Macabre

Join us on a candlelit tour of Dalnavert after dark and find out why the Victorians were so obsessed with the macabre and the paranormal. Learn about the Victorians' worst fears and hear about the traditions and rituals they created in order to keep spirits in or out of the spirit world. Teeming with atmosphere, the tour will end in the attic with a ghost story. Come alone at your own risk.

OCT 27-30th Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Tour/ Show at 8pm & 9:30 (approx. 60 min)

$20 Regular / $18 Member 

*There is a sweet reward for those who come out the other side of the tour: A free take home Halloween treat by Oh Doughnuts!


PHONE: (204) 943-2835

Art installations by Bolshevixen Art Kollectiv (Wendy Sawatzky and Danishka Esterhazy).
Wendy Sawatzky’s ECTOPLASM! Which premiered at the Dalnavert Museum during Nuit Blanche will also be featured in the Dalnavert’s parlour.  Hamilton Family Fonds photographs from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

A guide will share the fears of Victorians, from a time when new technology collided with old traditions, resulting in strange and macabre new traditions.

Audio installations of 19th century literature exploring these themes will be cast throughout the house and entice you to lean into the darkness.

Finally, make your way into the attic, and as you settle into the shadows, listen to a classic Victorian ghost story by candle light.

Culture Days at Dalnavert!

SEPTEMBER 30th -October 2nd

Audio Plays 

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Heritage, Architecture — Behind-the-scenes

This year at Culture Days, you can step back in time to 1895 and witness a day in the life of Sir Hugh John Macdonald with our immersive Audio Play! Normally $11.00 plus tax, we are offering our Audio Play to pre-registered visitors absolutely free between 12:00 and 3:00 all through Culture Days.

We have a limited number of slots available, so call Dalnavert to book your spot today at 204-943-2835!

Ectoplasm! A Projected Installation

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Heritage, New/Digital Media — Excursion

NUIT BLANCHE - A projected installation by artist Wendy Sawatzky in the windows of the Dalnavert Museum.

All night long, Nuit Blanchers can view moving images created from archival photographs of Dr. T.G. and Lillian Hamilton's investigations of psychic phenomena in their Winnipeg home between 1918 and 1945. See the Hamiltons' ectoplasm brought to life! 

Weddings, An invitation to the past

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Heritage — Hands-On Activity

This Nuit Blanche, The Costume Museum of Canada celebrates love and marriage by showcasing wedding apparel from the 1940's. This preview of our October exhibit, Weddings, An invitation to the past, will showcase the changes in clothing styles from the during the war to the post war victory styles. All welcome.