During our temporary closure Glanmore staff continues to work to engage our community virtually. We know that museums, culture, heritage and the arts play an important role in keeping you connected and entertained during this period of self-isolation.
Here are some resources you can explore and enjoy from home!
3-D Virtual Tour:
You can explore our historic house with this 3-D Virtual Tour. The tour allows you to move through each of Glanmore’s rooms virtually with a 360 degree view. You can go beyond the rope barriers, look up, look down and all around!
Want to tour our exhibits? Here are some links to video tours:
Historic House Tour (7:18 min.)
Canada At Play Exhibit (7:32 min)
Explore our artifact collection from the comfort of your home. Glanmore’s online artifact database allows you to see close up photographs and information about artifacts. We are working to add more artifacts to the database everyday. In fact, more than 700 artifacts were added to the database in late March and early April of 2020!
Virtual Mini Exhibits:
While the museum is closed we have created “Exhibits from Isolation'” on Facebook. These mini virtual exhibits feature a photo album highlighting an area of the museum’s collection. The first exhibit features examples of beautiful cloisonne from the Couldery Collection. More mini virtual exhibits are currently under development so stay tuned!
Over the past few years our staff have recorded more than two dozen Artifact Pick Videos. In each of these short videos (most only 2 to 3 minutes long) we highlight and share information about an interesting artifact in our collection.
These videos provide an great way to learn more about some of our restoration projects.
Educational Activities for Children
Check out some heritage inspired activities you can do with children with these simple instructional videos. We will be adding more educational resources in the coming days.
Meet Flattie Hattie, our new museum mascot. She is a paper doll made from an 1880s ladies fashion plate image. While Glanmore is closed to the public Flattie Hattie has kept busy exploring and sharing her adventures around Glanmore on our Facebook and Instagram channels. Follow along to see what she gets up to!
Just for Fun:
Have you ever heard of the Museum Dance Off? Glanmore entered and won the Canadian Championships in both 2018 and 2017. For a bit of entertainment you can watch our award winning Dance Off videos. They are sure bring a smile to your face!
We created some online jigsaw puzzles to keep you busy and entertained. The puzzles feature photography of the historic site, paintings and artifacts in our collection and even our dear Flattie Hattie! There are a variety of levels of difficulty available. Give our jigsaw puzzles a try!
Your next virtual social or meeting could show you living the posh life at Glanmore! Depending on your device you may be able to add Glanmore’s drawing room as your Zoom meeting background. Simply download the zip file (.png 4MB) and add it in to your custom backgrounds.
Want More Museum Content?
We are continuing to work to bring you more virtual content from Glanmore National Historic Site. You can follow #GlanmoreFromHome to see what we develop. Museums around the world are also working to keep you entertained and engaged during our time of self-isolation. Follow #MuseumFromHome to see what is happening around the world.