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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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We were only in the house about half and hour but it was enough time to get a deeper appreciation for what an amazing women Emily Carr was. So glad the house was saved. The film... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Astoria, United States
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6 reviews
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I've recently fallen in love with​ Emily Carr, so a visit to her home was on my list. They have collected a lot of items from her era, but it's kind of a jumble done by her supporters. I enjoyed the video of her, Frieda Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keefe as contemporaries was most interesting. What I want to see is... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in the house about half and hour but it was enough time to get a deeper appreciation for what an amazing women Emily Carr was. So glad the house was saved. The film on Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe and Freida Kahlo was great.

Thank ancientmoods
Port Dover, Canada
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10 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sophie P
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.

Thank TravelOften1968
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
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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5 reviews
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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.

Thank Jonathan C
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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

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