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Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Hair Work (Part Two)

Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Hair Work (Part Two)

Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Hair Work (Part Two) By Eliane Pineault-B. As seen in part one of this series, many middle and upper-class women...

Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Waxwork (Part One)

Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Waxwork (Part One)

Victorian Women and Parlour Art – Waxwork (Part One) By Eliane Pineault-B. The Industrial Revolution resulted in many changes in the every day liv...

Mauchline Ware – The Scottish Souvenirs

Mauchline Ware – The Scottish Souvenirs

Mauchline Ware – The Scottish Souvenirs By Eliane Pineault-B. [Fig. 1] Pincushion. Wood, silk & velvet, 4 x 6.5 cm. Craigdarroch Castle 2008....

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers!

The National Volunteer Week campaign first began in Canada in September 1943 to raise awareness of the contributions that women made on the home front. 

Colouring isn't just for kids!

Colouring isn't just for kids!

Why not take a break from the news, and spend a few minutes relaxing and unwinding with the latest digital installment of the Craigdarroch Castle c...

Hello from the Craigdarroch Castle  Clan

Hello from the Craigdarroch Castle  Clan

Are you looking for ways to entertain the little ones? Well, we want to help keep them occupied while we are all 'stuck' inside.

Holiday Shopping Event

Holiday Shopping Event

Join us for a night of music, artisan food and beverage sampling, unique gifts for the season and 10% beautiful decorations for the home.

La Riche Canadienne’ - The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir

La Riche Canadienne’ - The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir

The CD, La Riche Canadienne: The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir (1887-1938) features 30 tracks, a mix of music for voice and piano and chamber music for piano and strings.

Everything But Patience in Ward 9 By Rita Hammett

Everything But Patience in Ward 9 By Rita Hammett

This article was written for The Torch, vol. 4 No. 3, in the summer of 1985: On the third floor of Craigdarroch Castle there is a small room on the...

The Dunsmuir Family and Robert Burns

The Dunsmuir Family and Robert Burns

  Robert and Joan Dunsmuir didn’t lose their fondness for Scotland and things Scottish after moving to Vancouver Island. But unfortunately, no ear...

Christmas at Craigdarroch

Christmas at Craigdarroch

No one knows exactly how the Dunsmuirs celebrated Christmas at Craigdarroch. If they were like most people in late 19th Century Victoria, they had a Christmas tree, decorated mantles, window frames and pictures with greenery, and sent and received Christmas cards.

Students and history buffs can now get to Craigdarroch Castle’s inimitable collection online!

On July 21, 2017, a new icon appeared on the Historical Resources page of the Castle’s website: look for the object ID tag