About the Museum

Built in 1895, The Dalnavert Museum is a small Victorian Mansion nestled in the heart of Winnipeg’s Downtown. It was home to former Manitoba premier, Police Magistrate, and lawyer Sir Hugh John Macdonald, who was the son of Sir John A. Macdonald. Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre (DMVC) is a national historic site that is one of the finest examples in Western Canada of Queen Revival architecture. Now the museum fosters engagement in history, culture, and much more. 



The Friends of Dalnavert Museum are committed to:

  • Preserving and maintaining the museum's buildings, grounds, and collection

  • Presenting engaging programs and exhibits that interpret the history of the house, and Winnipeg's early heritage for visitors

  • Developing partnerships and programming that will make Dalnavert a cultural centre for city residents