Tours through the home take about 45 minutes to an hour on average, but we are always willing to adapt to how much time you do or don't have. If you would like a quick tour we can make them as short as 15 to 20 minutes (or less) or go up to about an hour an half. You just need to let your tour guide know once you arrive. For special themed and prized tour times and dates follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre is at 61 Carlton Street. Visitors must be supervised by a staff member or volunteer while in the house.
Audio Tour: A Day in the Life...
It's not just a tour, it's an audio play that allows you to immerse yourself within the walls of Dalnavert Museum. Each room is a scene that connects you with the Macdonalds as if they are just in front of you. The play takes place over the course of the day of July 22 1896. It lets you know not only about the family, their lifestyles and attitudes, but it also gives information about the home with additional narrative peppered throughout the tour.
Tour length is 50 minutes
OUR Victorian garden
Our Victorian garden surrounds Dalnavert and our Visitors' Centre. During the spring and summer, our volunteer gardeners are constantly tending to the flowers, brushes, bushes, and herbs. The garden is designed to have plants from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. All of the plants in it also are native to Manitoba or were imported to the province and could survive the move during the two eras. Feel free to walk the grounds, snap a picture, and ask our gardeners, staff, or volunteers about the garden. Every flower has a story and reason behind its beauty and why it's on the grounds. Give it a try, it is free.
Spring & Summer
Wednesday to Friday:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(10:00 to 4:00 in summer call ahead)
Saturday to Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Autumn & Winter
Wednesday to Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*10 or more
Free visitor parking is available in our parking lot located to the left of the Visitors' Centre.
Due to its historic nature, the second and third floors of the Museum are not wheelchair accessible.
Guests with mobility concerns can enjoy the Visitors' Centre and first floor of the house.