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“A glimpse into life style of Lt Governors”
Review of Government House

Government House
Ranked #7 of 62 things to do in Regina
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Owner description: Now open to visitors, this was once home to lieutenant-governors of Canada's Northwest Territories.
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The visit provides a glimpse into the life style of erstwhile Lt Governors. Plumbing of late nineteenth century is interesting to see. It is pleasing to se that along with high ranking officials, the Museum pays tributes to servants and cooks as well.

A 1959 Invitation to Luncheon in Honour of Her Majesty the Queen is very interesting for it shows an exclusive but lean Menu with only 9 course meal including Coffee and Mint. The richness and simplicity of Menu is reflected in building itself where rooms are very well decorated but are relatively small.

3  Thank dksud
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I visited this place in August. I was planning 2-3 hours in this place. However, I was disappointed. We just spent an hour in this place. There were two floors in this building. The first floor displays the dinning room, study, and the second floor displays different kinds of living rooms. In addition, there is an exhibition for Saskatchewan's history and the British Crown at the second floor.

3  Thank ZYDeng
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

My wife and I are from the States and didn't really know anything about the governmental and political setup in Canada and the relationship with the British Crown. We do now thanks to this wonderful and beautiful museum in Regina. It's a wonderful place and the restored home is wonderful. The interpretive center is also very good and the gardens are gorgeous. Don't go to Regina and miss this wonderful center.

3  Thank Nils62
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

I visited here with my 3 and 5 year old. They enjoyed trying to find Jocko the monkey who has a new hiding place each month (they receive tattoos for finding its location). The house is a wonderful example of how the well to do lived in the beginning of the 1900s. The new museum addition is a first class display explaining the role of the lieutenant governor's role in Canadian society. There's a dress up room upstairs with costumes for adults and children so they can pose in the horse carriage. Don't miss the playroom in the basement - it's hard to find through a door near the washrooms. My children had a lot of fun in there. Then we enjoyed exploring the yard and enjoying the flower gardens.

2  Thank PrairieToBeach
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Very well presented, loved the history. Staff were exceptional, helpfull and informative. Would definetly advise visiting this attraction. Victorian history and info on past governement. Worth the time.

2  Thank Tr1pTraveler
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