Ben SchweitzerWentworth villa as well as the crews that restored it and are giving it new purpose deserve 5 stars for the passion, dedication and initiative alone. The museum helps visitors to better understand why heritage architecture is so important to our collective heritage.
Michal OpalskiSee examples of 19th century domestic architecture. The museum offers an insight to the lovely historical homes around Victoria. Its not just another house museum.
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ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM: Dedicated to the beauty of historic homes of the Victoria, BC area, their preservation, documentation and popularization. A museum telling stories of homes, the people who built them and those who inhabited them.
Wentworth Villa was built in 1863 for captain Henry Bailey Ella and his family. At the time of construction it was the largest residential building in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. It is believed to have been designed by Wright and Sanders, an architectural firm which designed a number of significant buildings in Victoria, such as the
Behind the historic building, which for many years housed an antique store, an addition was built in 1956. This is where the owners of the antique store lived. During restoration it was extensively modified and opened up to serve as one large multi-purpose space. Wentworth Villa will be hosting their concert series here, as well as special exhibitions, lectures and private events. To inquire about hosting your event here, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.