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New Photo Gallery

New Photo Gallery Horatio H. Couldery (1832-1918), Animal Artist Ever wonder about the artist who painted all the wonderful animal paintings on display at Glanmore National Historic Site?   A  new photo gallery  on our website provides information about Horatio Henry Couldery and features images of his work from the Couldery Collection. Horatio H. Couldery was one of England’s preeminent Victorian animal artist
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Mother’s Day Tea & Tour

Mother’s Day Tea & Tour – Sunday, May 11th, 2014 Tickets Now Available! Treat mom like a queen on her special day!  Bring her to Glanmore National Historic Site for a lovely afternoon tea hosted by the Friends of Glanmore.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, homemade jam and sweets then explore the historic house with a guided tour.  Tickets are $25.00 each.  There are two seating options to choo
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Extended Hours for March Break

Just a reminder that Glanmore is offering extended hours Tuesday to Friday, March 11th to 14th!  The museum will be open from 10 am to 4:30 pm.   Click here to learn more about March Break activities! 
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Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

Belleville Kilties Souvenir Album  – The Belleville Kilties Band, was established in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlander Band from Toronto. This souvenir album commemorating their very successful World Tour was sold for a few cents before and after each performance.   The Kilties were a brass band, composed of 40 members who wore striking kilts and featured a trained choir of 16 voices as well as bag pip
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Downton Abbey Bus Trip March 24th, 2014

Downton Abbey Bus Trip

March 24th, 2014 Join us on a bus trip to see the Dressing for Downton exhibit featuring 20 costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey.  This is a very limited time, Canadian exclusive at Spadina Museum in Toronto.  The trip is on Monday, March 24th, departing at 9:30 am from the parking lot at Glanmore.    Cost is $130 per person (incl. HST).  The trip includes all transportation, special admission to the Dressin
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March Break Magic

Extended Hours and Magical Fun this March Break! Bring the family to Glanmore this March Break for some magical fun!  Explore the historic house to see what life was like for a wealthy family in the late 1800s.  Try our artifact scavenger hunt to look for artifacts throughout the house.  Learn about Victorian Parlour Magic and take a Magician’s Oath.   Then learn simple magic tricks to amaze friends and family
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Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

The breakfast room underwent structural repairs in early 2013.  At that time the lath and plaster in the ceiling was consolidated and ornamental plaster was restored. Ian Hodkinson, Emeritus Professor of Art Conservation, worked to investigate and determine the original decorative scheme of the room.  Through his research, he discovered 11 layers of paint and wallpaper on the breakfast room walls and identified the o
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Closed Family Day

Glanmore National Historic Site is closed on Family Day, February 17th, 2014.
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Heritage Week February 18th to 21st, 2014

Glanmore National Historic Site is celebrating Heritage Week, February 18th to 21st, 2014 with a Restoration Retrospective.   Discover the steps that have been taken to preserve and restore the historic house over the past 40 years with a special restoration display.  See the current restoration work in the breakfast room.  Join in a special guided tour daily at 2pm.  Regular admission applies.   Please note:  Due to
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Accessibility News

January 21- 2014 – Due to extreme cold weather our vertical lift at the accessible museum entrance is currently out of service.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
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