New for 2019
First-person Interpretive Guided Tours
We are offering First-person interpretive guided museum tours daily on the hour. Your tour guide could be Lily the governess or Clara the head-housemaid. Step back in time to 1905 and be greeted by the people who worked at Government House. Experience life as they did and be sure to ask them questions about their day and the items in the house. You will get an opportunity to step behind the blue ribbon and check out the items in the museum. Make sure you come back and experience the tour by each of our different characters...no two tours alike!!
Vice-Regal Coffee Bar
Now open for business. We are offering coffee or tea (four choices), water, iced tea, pop and cookies for sale (item prices)
No food or drink is allowed in the museum but you can order/pay for your selections and they will be ready for you when your tour is complete. Feel free to enjoy your order in our conservatory or at any of the sitting areas in Government House. You can even take your food and drink outside in the gardens or ask for a blanket and stretch out on our lawns.
New Feature Exhibit: Not Who, but Watt
The 2019 Government House Summer Exhibit celebrates George Watt, one of Regina's more influential and underrated personalities. This exhibit will explore his passions and his legacy in both landscaping and music. See how George is connected to Government House, Wascana Centre and the City of Regina.
Conservator 101 Program
Ever wonder how artifacts are looked after? Did you know that humans are one of the greatest threats to historic objects due to the surface compounds such as oil, sweat and make-up that we carry on our skin. These oils and other surface substances are transferred to the object during handling. That's why conservators wear cotton gloves when handling historic paper, textiles, photographs , wooden and metal objects.
Well, we have a pair of gloves for you when you check out our new Conservator 101 Program! Starting daily in June at 11:00am and at 1:00pm there will be a Visitor Experience Host at the artifact table in the J.E.N. Wiebe Interpretive Centre to talk about artifacts, how they are looked after, handled and stored. PLUS you get to put on white gloves and check out some artifacts. Find an artifact with a crack or broken piece? We'll show you how they are fixed too.
New Ecology Tour
Starting in June there will be an Ecology Tour at 2:00pm everyday. See our gardens and lawns from a new perspective. Hear how important pollinators are to the success of our herb and vegetable garden and why bats are our friends. Discover which wildlife calls our gardens home.
Daily, starting in June at 10:00am there will be a guided tour of the Edwardian Gardens. Hear how the gardens transformed from George Watt's landscape into the gardens you see today.
You are also welcome to play in our Once Upon a Time room , Geocache in the Edwardian Gardens or simply read your favourite book in the Sylvia Fedoruk Conservatory or out on the patio. For more information about event and activities explore the event, program, and exhibit areas of our website.