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Audio Play Tour: A Day in the Life

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Dalnavert Museum

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English.


It’s July 22, 1896, and Dalnavert, the elegant Carlton Street home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, is buzzing. Lady Macdonald is enlisting a friend to help plan the debut of her step-daughter, Daisy, now back home from studying in England. Everyone who is anyone in Winnipeg society will be invited. Sir Charles and Lady Tupper drop in for a visit. Below stairs, Minnie, the cook, is training the new maid, Millie — and rapidly losing patience.

More than a tour: it's an audio play that allows visitors to immerse in life as it was once lived at Dalnavert Museum. The play takes place over the course of a summer day, letting visitors experience a day in the life of the family and their servants. Visitors learn about the family, their lifestyles and attitudes, and also about the architecture of the home.

Tour length is 50 minute



The Friends of Dalnavert Museum

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