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Helmcken House
Ranked #63 of 139 things to do in Victoria
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Reviewed March 21, 2015

We live close, so we walk this park area on many weekdays and we always stop to look at this beautiful little house situated next to the museum. You can sit out side on the park like benches or purchase a ticket to get into the museum which gets you access into the house.

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Reviewed January 10, 2015

We walked by Dr. Helmcken's House during our visit to Victoria on Canada Day weekend. It was not open so we only saw the outside of the homestead. It is an interesting looking old building located next to the Royal British Columbia Museum.

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Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is part of the BC Museum complex, however you can have an enjoyable walk around the building taking in the sites & sounds of BC History! Nice park like setting with a few benches attached to the Thunderbird Park at corner of Government Street.

Thank sashakeena
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The house is almost attached to the Royal British Columbia Museum and is included with your museum entry. The guide gave us a nice little history of the place. This adds a lot, so make sure you talk with the guide. On visits to other sites, Dr. Helmcken's name came up as treating people in the area, so that was "Hey I know who that is" kind of moment

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

European-influence on the west coast does not have a lengthy history, and there are not many direct remnants in Victoria -- Helmcken House is one of those few examples. Preservation, restoration, and curation of the house and attendant building is very fine. Very limited hours, however, make it quite difficult to access. Plan ahead!

Thank SyrinxSounds
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