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Emily Carr House: Tours & Tickets

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House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.
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207 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The curator and team were all knowledgeable and approachable. It was a treat to be able to read books and wander in the rooms rather than viewing items from behind a rope barrier. Next stop? An art gallery to learn more!More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RandJ1010
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review and we , too,are sorry that you did not have more time to spend with us. Going to delve further into Emily Carr’s world through her art is a wonderful plan. We know you won’t be disappointed in what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even although the house was closed on the day we visited, it was still possible to walk around the house and read about the history of the house and about Emily Carr. We enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IAG2608
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry that we missed you but hope that we may meet and welcome you to come tour inside on another visit to Victoria.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I walk the streets of Victoria’s mature, established downtown neighbourhood I am surprised when I just happen upon Emily Carr’s house ... it is a mature historic home that is still in keeping with many of the home in the area ... wander...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The house was closed when we arrived however we toured the beautiful gardens and read the signs outside. The preservation of the house is beautiful and it was really nice to see.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robyn J
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you were able to take the time to stroll the gardens and found that the signs showing some of Emily Carr’s wonderful paintings and corresponding pithy quotes from her writings gave you pleasure. So sorry that you came at a time that we...More

Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Lovely old historic home of one of Canada's greatest artists. Home is in restored condition with nicely decorated period rooms. The host here is both friendly and informative. After touring the home sit a while in the sun room for tea and biscuits for f...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rev Mark J
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you learned more about this most amazing artist and writer, Emily Carr. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about it.

Reviewed September 5, 2019

We arrived just after closing (4pm) on our last day in the city, but found that the gates to the garden remained open, and the garden is well worth a visit on its own. An abundance of information and examples of Emily Carr's work are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

I was impressed with the various signage and flower gardens outside this beautiful house, describing Emily’s siblings and life growing up in this house in the late 1800s. It informed me of some of her works, her thoughtful writing style and what the property used...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. We do our best to respond to the individual enquiries of our visitors. We often take visitors through different rooms in response to interests or questions but daily tours would not capture everyone’s...More

Reviewed August 21, 2019

Love everything Emily Carr so was happy to get a chance to visit her family home. One person in line ahead of us and we were totally ignored for 15 minutes while the employee chatted with a customer about all their personal lives. So Rude!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

Emily Carr, and her childhood home, make for a charming stop as you tour Victoria. The hosts have an incredible knowledge, and the upstairs of the house is now open.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MandyJ2012
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

We are so gratified that you had such a positive experience at Emily Carr House. We are very pleased to open the upstairs to visitors this season so that we may continue to tell more of the Carr family story. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed August 9, 2019

Our pedicab driver stopped at the Emily Carr House and gave us the history of the author. We chose not to go in due to time constraints, but I believe our driver said there is a small entrance fee.

Date of experience: July 2019
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May 26, 2018|
Response from Jan R | Property representative |
We offer complimentary tea and cookies. We look forward to your visit.
September 7, 2015|
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Response from Kim T | Reviewed this property |
We spent about An hour at the house and garden. We watched a fascinating film by the National Film Board of Canada. They have a tea and refreshment area but we did not have time to enjoy it as we had another engagement.
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July 10, 2015|
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Response from gadfly58 |
Hello -- I've been to Victoria many times, but am returning because I have discovered Emily Carr and I am rabid to view anything EMILY CARR. We will be there in April to revisit as many Emily Carr places as possible... More