Be part of our history

It’s an understatement to say that we require an immense amount of help to keep our Castle looking and functioning the way it does. We can always use financial gifts, but we welcome volunteers too.

Your support and participation are greatly appreciated as Craigdarroch Castle maintains itself as a vital and relevant part of the Victoria community.

A very special THANK YOU to all the generous local merchants who were gift sponsors for our volunteer program and to the City of Victoria who support our efforts through a permissive property tax grant which allows us to commit our earned revenue to the important work at Craigdarroch. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada who,through the Department of Canadian Heritage Museums Assistance Program provided a grant to improve our collections storage and management practices and through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund are helping fund our Visitor Centre Development project.

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MEET THE DUNSMUIRS

Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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ABOUT THE CASTLE

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

We are open daily from 10am – 4:30pm, with extended hours from June 15th to September 6th (9am – 7pm). (Please note that we are closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st)

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