Helmcken House

Open House

July 3 - July 28, daily except July 20
12:00 - 2:00pm

Come visit historic Helmcken House, on the east side of the museum building.

Helmcken House was built by Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, a surgeon with the Hudson’s Bay Company. It is one of the oldest houses in British Columbia still on its original site. Dr. Helmcken set up house in Victoria when he married Cecilia Douglas, the daughter of Governor James Douglas in 1852. He went on to become a statesman and helped negotiate the entry of British Columbia into Canada, as a province. The doctor’s original 19th century medical kit is among the interesting items on display.

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Chris O'Conner
Chris O’Connor
Program Developer, Learning and Engagement