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Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum

1156 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3K8
Phone:  (250) 598-0760

Built in 1863, the recently restored Wentworth Villa houses the developing Architectural Heritage Museum.
The museum is dedicated to the documentation, preservation and popularization of residential heritage architecture in the Pacific North West Region.
Being developed and operated by a charitable foundation, the museum will showcase the development of Victoria through stories about selected heritage homes, those who built them and the families who dwelt within them. The Museum offers guided tours, an educational lecture services on restoration, and a chamber music concert series.

Martha B. Ella and Wentworth Villa: the Life of a Victoria Pioneer

Dates: April 09, 2017
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Martha Ella lived in Wentworth Villa from 1863-1911. Built in 1863 for Captain Henry Bailey Ella, his wife Martha Beeton Ella (née Cheney), and Ann Blinkhorn (Martha’s aunt), the Villa is a Victoria designated Heritage House and one of the oldest wooden residential buildings in British Columbia. These pionee... more

Microcosmos Quartet – Two 20th Century Masterworks for String Quartet

Dates: May 28, 2017
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:30 pm
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Microcosmos was formed in Vancouver in the spring of 2010 to perform the rich repertoire of string quartets written in the past 100 years. The quartet takes advantage of the compactness and portability of a string quartet to present some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries in intimate spaces and sometime... more

The Historic Wallpapers of Wentworth Villa – with Simone Vogel-Horridge

Dates: April 30, 2017
Venue: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Almost all old homes have traces of their past hidden within. Some very old ones, like Wentworth Villa, are so full of history that their walls do talk. Before the restoration of Wentworth Villa took place, paintings conservator and historic wallpaper consultant Simone Vogel-Horridge received the opportunity to reveal ... more

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