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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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Glanmore on a snowy winter day.

Glanmore Decorated for the Holiday Season

  Glanmore is all set for Christmas … the garland is hung, tress are decorated, and historic toys are displayed for all to see. The dining room table is set for a Victorian Holiday feast and the kissing ball is hung at the entrance. Come explore the traditional decorations from the Victorian era and see Glanmore at it’s best. We are open Tuesday – Sunday 1:00 – 4:30pm for self guided tour
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Get your questions ready for Ask a Curator Day – September 18, 2013

Glanmore National Historic Site is gearing up for a busy day on social media.   Ask a Curator Day, on September 18, 2013, is a way for the public to talk to curators and professionals in cultural venues to which they normally don’t have access. It’s open to everyone – museums, galleries, historic or cultural buildings, theatres – and participants can ask them anything they’re curious about or want m
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Pieces of our Past – Quilt Exhibit

 Pieces of our Past, an exhibit of heritage quilts will be on display at Glanmore National Historic Site, from July 26th to September 29th, 2013. This exhibition has been mounted in celebration of Glanmore’s 130th year since construction and 40th anniversary as a museum. The exhibit features 17 quilts from the museum’s Regional Collection and range in date from the 1850s to the 1920s. From utilitarian bedding to beau
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