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Emily Carr House

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Address: 207 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K8, Canada
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+1 250-383-5843
11:00 - 16:00
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House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.

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An Intimate Encounter With Emily Carr

The garden and sun room are beautiful but the care and attention given throughout the house to convey the influences and personality of Emily are wonderful. I have seen many Emily... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Central Saanich
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Port Dover, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Emily Carr House was closed when we were in Victoria, however, we were able to walk the grounds and read the informative plaques with Emily's paintings and beautiful sayings. I look forward to visiting when the home is open and we can walk within. The grounds and home are beautiful. Thank you for having the gates open!

Thank Ann L
Central Saanich
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The garden and sun room are beautiful but the care and attention given throughout the house to convey the influences and personality of Emily are wonderful. I have seen many Emily Carr exhibits but this venue provides a far more intimate insight into who Emily was and how she lived. Well worth the visit!

Thank biancam595
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I think It's fair to say that, the reason this attraction works is because of Jan Ross. She is a former Art History student that fell in love with everything Emily Carr. Being so passionate about the old and the new that Carr's work brings her is a wonderful thing to get to see a glimpse of. She is very... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This gives you great insights into one of the best west coast artists of all times. A must see in any tour of local cultural places.

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I am from Victoria and my elderly mother who is a huge fan of Emily Carr was visiting for a short period of time and Jan Ross the director at the Emily Carr House was anything but helpful. Their phone number listed on the website does not work because it is hooked up to a fax machine and when you... More 

Thank ll188dy733
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

I personally take responsibility for this unfortunate series of disappointments for the writer and her family. The fax aspect of the phone line is ,however, beyond our control as this feature is required through the government owned phone line and we do not have the ability to change it. It is a regular government phone line with this feature and... More 

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Wonderful little museum for those who want to lean more about Emily Carr and art on the west coast. Make sure you check the schedule before dropping by.

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Duncan, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very welcoming staff and openness to show and share the information about Emily Carr and her works. Nice to have a cup of tea and cookie upon arrival and sit on Emily's porch to enjoy it.

Thank enild2016
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were first introduced to the art of Emily Carr nearly two years ago and had wanted to visit her house here in Victoria then but the opportunity didn't arise. We were so pleased that we made it this time. This is a gem which has been lovingly cared for making every effort to recreate the house as it would... More 

Thank Sally F
Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

A wonderful peice of history, highly recommended. Great stories great people. Would love to go there again

Thank lisa_brian123
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

And we would be delighted to see you again. We always have changing exhibits and special events going on throughout the season and all year round we are available for private viewings-unless other commitments such as house maintenance are going on. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a former residence in a quiet neighborhood, several blocks from the downtown waterfront. You will learn about Emily Carr and her work which illustrates the natural history of British Columbia and documents the culture of the First Nations. An added bonus was a exhibition of works by a Vancouver artist and illustrator Jen Burgess, whowe works are inspired... More 

Thank Blackbirdguy
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your visit to Emily Carr House was a pleasant and informative one for you. We love being able to showcase contemporary artists such as Jen Burgess and currently also, Andrew Wagner of the Garth Homer Art Studio Programme. We strongly believe that ,as Emily described, we need to offer a "Peoples' Gallery" where locals and... More 

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