Craigdarroch Castle Artifacts
The Castle Society was founded more that 50 years ago by the late President James K. Nesbitt. Early members included other prominent British Columbians sharing his passion for the Castle. Their vision was that one day Craigdarroch’s preservation would be assured and that the house would be a public museum.
The Society’s 1959 Constitution contained a couple of clauses describing the collection policy: “The gathering of furniture and bric-a-brac, and other historic objects for the Castle rooms, so that they may appear as much as possible as they were from 1890 to 1908 when Mrs. Robert Dunsmuir occupied the Castle”, and “The gathering of photographs and paintings, for the Castle rooms, of the Dunsmuir family, and of Victoria during that era.”
The Artifact Manual, which you can download FREE here describes highlights from the museum collection of The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society as of the spring of 2010. Please have a look and when you visit be sure to ask our Docents any questions you may have.