COVID-19 Update

HATLEY PARK FORMAL GARDENS REOPEN FOR LIMITED PUBLIC VISITATION AS OF JULY 1.

Free access is available via the Garden Booth between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Read more...


The University will be closed from December 24 - January 2 and the Museum will be closed during that time.  Access to the Museum is only available only through our Guided Walking Estate Tours during May to September.  Please check back for further information.

The museum shares some of the stories of this fascinating site. You will find informational panels about the Songhees and Esquimalt families, who have stewarded this land for thousands of years, as well as panels about the early industrial development of the property.  

Dunsmuir Room

Here you will find artifacts from James and Laura Dunsmuir’s family life, the history of the castle and gardens, as well as stories about the many staff and labourers who lived and worked on the estate.

Rear Admiral John A. Charles Room

Named in honour of the founder of the Friends of Hatley Park Society, the Charles Room includes class photos for each RRMC class, cadet uniforms, trophies, historical photographs and documents, and equipment used by the Military College.